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First Female Ascent of Denali Grade Six

Chantel Astorga and Jewell Lund have returned from their first female ascent of the Denali Diamond. On June 24, the Denali National Park field report read, “This news just in of a notable ascent: American climbers Chantel Astorga and Jewell Lund made the first female ascent
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Watch Jonathan Siegrist climbing Le Cadre Nouvelle

American crusher Jonathan Siegrist redpoints Le Cadre Nouvelle 5.14d at Ceuse, France. Siegrist was in the news in June, 2014 for his send of Realization 5.15a. In the spring of 2015, Siegrist returned to France for the send of Adam Ondra’s variation to Le Cadre, called Le
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Daniel Woods Crushing in Rocklands

Daniel Woods is one of the world’s strongest boulderers and he’s been busy sending some of Rockland’s most difficult problems. This week, Woods climbed one of Alex Megos’ new routes called Devil Wears Prana V12, which was powerful V10 climbing to a V10
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Wide Boyz Visit the Recovery Drink

Watch Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have a go at what might be the world’s hardest crack climb. ”Last month, Pete and I were invited on a trip to Norway to lecture at the infamous Ballestein Festival,” said Randall. “What was even more exciting than the
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Huntington Climbed by George Lowe, Joe Terravecchia and Mark Richey

Mount Huntington has had a number of climbers reach its summit this year, including three of America’s most legendary. Joe Terravecchia, Mark Richey and 70-year-old George Lowe were one of the four recent parties to reach the summit of Mount Huntington. On May 27, they
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Watch Bryce Johnson’s First Ascent of Joe’s Valley V10

Joe’s Valley has a new bouldering area and it is yielding some difficult new lines. This video was sent to EpicTV as part of their Booom Fest. Watch Bryce Johnson make the first ascent of Hard In The Paint V10, which shows why Joe’s Valley is one of America’s
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El Cap’s Newest Free Route: The Heart Route

Mason Earle, 26, has made the first free ascent of the Heart Route on El Capitan and his partner, Brad Gobright, 27, freed everything but a few metres. The 1970 route up the southwest face of El Cap was first climbed by Scott Davis and Chuck Kroger. The Heart formation is a
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Watch Cameron Hörst, 14, Send Raubritter 5.14b

Raubritter is a short, severely overhanging climb at the Eldorado crag in the Frankenjura, Germany. Established by the powerful Markus Bock, this climb is only about 20 moves long, but every move is hard—pulling on shallow two-finger pockets and edges. The climber can fall
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Watch Chris Sharma Climb a Redwood Tree

Chris Sharma recently spent three days working and climbing a 75-metre 700-year-old Redwood in California and said his route is called Jumbo Wood 5.14d. Sharma and a team from Red Bull worked with Dr. Anthony Ambrose and Wendy Baxter, research scientists and redwood-tree experts
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Sasha DiGiulian’s First Female Ascent of a Verdon 5.14

Sasha DiGiulian has made the first female ascent of a new 5.14 in France’s Verdon Gorge called La Coccinelle Trump L’oeil.  The Verdon Gorge is between Nice and Marseilles and was formed from the Verdon River. The limestone gorge is hundreds of metres high and has
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