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Film: Desert Ice

Jesse Huey, Scott Adamson, Angela VanWiemeersch and Pete Takeda climb ice in Zion National Park.  In the spring of 2014, Huey traveled to Utah, but not for cracks, “Having traveled to Zion four times previously for world-class finger crack climbing, it never crossed my mind
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Gabriele Moroni repeats Italian test-piece

In 2010, 17-year-old Adam Ondra established Goldrake 5.15a. In October, 2014 the route was finally repeated. Gabriele Moroni projected the route longer than he’d ever projected a route before. The 27-year-old has climbed 12 5.14ds and this is his second 5.15a. Moroni
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Mick Fowler Climbs New Himalaya Route

Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have made the first ascent of the northeast face Hagshu in the Indian Himalaya. Last year, the pair climbed the 6,451-metre peak Kishtwar Kailash. The mountain lies in a remote valley and is the highest peak in East Kishtwar. Fowler and Ramsden
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Alex Megos, Sonic Kaboom!

Alex Megos is proving time and time again that he is one of the world’s leading sport climbers. On Oct. 22, Megos nabbed the first ascent of Sonic Kaboom 5.14d in the Germany’s Frankenjura. Having attempted the route before his recent trip to Greece, conditions were
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Film: Killer Slope

April 2014, a Dutch expedition starts to climb Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, when all hell breaks loose. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Geertjan Lassche closely follows the group on their way up to top. What drives these people? How ruthless do you
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Hard Trad Down Under

Andrew Cubbon climbed Augmentium 5.13+, the hardest trad climb in Australia’s Tasmania. Get a Dog Up Ya Productions filmed Squib Cubbon of the Isle of Man climbing a new hard crack (the hardest in Tasmania) at the Star Factory at Freycinet. Climbing Augmentium took 15 days
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The Cosmic Boulder

Beau Stuart has been getting after at the Channel in the Southern Idaho with countless first ascents. One of his most recent discoveries, The Cosmic Boulder, is one of his greatest finds yet in the Channel. The location, holds, and moves on this beautiful piece of rock could
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New El Cap Speed Records

Yosemite’s big walls have long been the scene of speed ascents. Records are  kept for the times of each route’s ascent. For example, on March 9, David Gealy and  Jim Reynolds climbed The Nose in 17.5 hours. It was the youngest combined age Nose-in-a-day on record,
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Mina LW Sends 5.14b

A short video of Mina Leslie-Wujastyk repeating Mecca Extension 5.14b at Raven Tor in the Peak District. This was the first female ascent of this classic 5.14b and the first 5.14b by a british woman in the U.K. “It was super inspiring to see the effort she put into the
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Italy’s first 5.14d repeated by Ghisolfi in 2014

Watch Stefano Ghisolfi climb Ground Zero, the famous 5.14d at Tetto di Sarre (Sarre Roof) in Aosta Valley, first redpointed by Alberto Gnerro on Sept. 11 2002. The route has had a number of repeat ascents. Gnerro said of his send, “Ground Zero is a name that evokes sad
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