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Ines Papert Repeats Hard Scottish Route

Ines Papert is perhaps the world’s best known German ice climber. She recently made the first female ascent of a very hard route in Scotland called The Hurting. Papert was in Scotland to speak at the Fort William Mountain Festival. Fresh off a repeat of Ritter der Kokonuss,
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Sachi Amma Concludes Milestone Trip

The Japanese climber Sachi Amma has left Spain after a few weeks of sending some of the areas hardest routes. By Eddie Gianelloni As many already know, Amma sent his hardest route, Fight or Flight 5.15b earlier this month. What many do not know is what this meant to him. Over the
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Mike Anderson Sends One of America’s Hardest Routes

Mission Impossible is an extreme face climb at the Wall of the ’90’s in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado. The line was envisioned and bolted by Jay Samuelson who gave it that name as a challenge to the climbing community. Daniel Woods did the “impossible”
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Wesley Fowler Sends Dino Dyno

Wesley Fowler making very quick work of Michael O’Rourke’s new Dino Dyno V11 a month or two ago. Wesley Fowler sends “Dino Dyno” from Hunter Damiani on Vimeo.
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YoungHye Kwon Climbs the World’s Hardest Mixed Routes

Korean mixed climber, YoungHye Kwon, recently traveled the world to climb the hardest mixed routes in one season. The routes he sent were Steel Koan M13+ in Cineplex Cave of Canadian Rockies, Mustang M14 in East Vail, U.S., IronMan M14+ in Eptingen, Switzerland, which is the
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Vid: Kilian Fischhuber Crushes V15

Watch Kilian Fishhuber dipatch Insanity of Grandeur in less than three minutes.
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New Route in Kloof Gorge, South Africa

Warwick Hastie spotted this line at the The Gutter, in Kloof Gorge in January 2015. Hastie said, “After rappelling down the route and checking it out, it seemed it would go so I placed some anchors and worked it at the end of January and beginning of February. It ended up
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Video: Aleksandra ‘Ola’ Taistra in Spain

Watch this short film about Aleksandra ‘Ola’ Taistra who recently spent time in Spain climbing and coaching. During her trip she sent Los Humildes pa Casa 5.14a. In the short video from Oliana, she talks about her past achievements and future plans. Aleksandra
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The Bold Matt Bush Goes Free Soloing

You probably haven’t heard of New Zealand’s Matt Bush, but if you like bold ascents, then he should be on your radar. Climb New Zealand has published a number of short films of Bush climbing and they wrote a little something to go a long with the first one: The hold,
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Film: Sachi Amma Sends in Horai, Japan

Meta Force Extension is one of the hardest routes in Horai, Japan. Sachi Amma crushed the hardest climbs in the area in a short push. Meta Force Ext moves through a roof for eight metres on slopers and small edges. Pulling through the lip is quite difficult and where the crux is
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