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Watch Roland Hemetzberger Send Delirium

As the standard of sport climbing has risen, room is running out at classic crags for climbers to make their mark on classy lines.  Over the past decade, many young climbers are taking their 5.14 skills to big alpine walls. Watch Roland Hemetzberger climb a new 5.14 in the Kaiser
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Alex Megos Nabs Second Ascent of Norway 5.15

Alex Megos has made the second ascent of Thor’s hammer 5.15a in Flatanger Cave in Norway. The 60-metre pitch was first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2012 after being equipped by Magnus Midtbo. Megos only needed three days to send the monster route. “Felt harder then the other
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Eiger: Patience for La Paciencia and a Push for the Summit

On their first ever trip up the iconic north face of the Eiger, Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi are racking up for an ascent of La Paciencia 5.13b. The 23-pitch route was first concieved in 2001 by Raul Bayard and Stephan Siegrist. It wasn’t until 2008 that the Swiss
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Young Jonathan Horst Sends 5.14s

Jonathan Horst is a year away from becoming a teenager, but has already sent four 5.14s. Having sent his first 5.14 at only age 10, Jonathan has added three more to his impressive resume. In Germany’s Frankenjura, Horst sent six 5.13ds. After returning to America, he sent
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Watch Ethan Pringle Send New 5.13d

Ethan Pringle, who recently made the second ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b, climbs a new 5.13d he called Coach Myles in Poudre Canyon, Colorado.
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Ueli Steck Completes 82 Summits Challenge

The Swiss Machine has completed the 82 summits challenge in only 62 days, which is not fast enough to beat the existing record. Climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000 metres in Western Europe in only 62 days is no small feat. Add to that, Steck used only his muscle power to travel
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The Ghost in New Hampshire Goes Free

Two climbers have free climbed a 1971 aid climb on Cannon Cliff’s Big Wall in New Hampshire. The Ghost was first climbed by Paul Ross, John Bragg and Michael Peloquin in July 1971. On Aug. 8, 2015, Will Carey reported on Mountain Project that he and Michael Larson made the
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New Film: Hampi Local

Last autumn, Lee Thompson spent two months in Hampi, India, making a documentary film about Vikas (Jerry), a local climber with huge potential. Shot entirely by on a Canon 5d Mark ii, Hampi Local provides striking insight into the beauty of the region and the ability of one of
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Watch Canadians Climb Baffin’s Beluga Spire

Paul McSorely, Tony Richardson, Joshua Lavigne and Crosby Johnston travel to the remote Baffin Island with the goal of a first ascent of the North Face of the Beluga Spire. Prior to even leaving for the expedition their local Clyde River guide, Levi suggested they not even make
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Will Mayo Repeats Legendary Vedauwoo Crack

Will Mayo is known for his difficult winter sends, but he is no stranger to the stone. Yasha Hai is a finger-sized roof crack that was among the first rock climbs in the world to be rated 5.13a (circa 1979). The first ascent was recorded as having been done by an anonymous
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