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Watch the first Dawn Wall Feature

Kevin Jorgeson and his partner Tommy Caldwell caught the world’s attention in January 2015 when they spent a few weeks trying to piece together difficult sequence to bag the first free ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall.
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Canadian Ben Pettersson Sends Nine Month Swedish Project

Ben Pettersson is a Canadian climber studying for a masters in fresh water toxicology at the University of Uppsala, an hour north of Stockholm, and has recently sent a nine month project. By Ben Pettersson I love living in Stockholm because the sport climbing is defined by short
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Adam Ondra Flashes V11 at Melloblocco, the World’s Biggest Climbing Fest

Adam Ondra flashes Metodo Iperespresso V11 in Mota, Italy during the 2015 Melloblocco bouldering festival.  The 12th season of the Melloblocco festival wrapped up on May 3 in Val Masino and Val di Mello, Italy. It was the biggest climbing and bouldering fest in the world and
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David Allfrey Climbs Difficult Red Rock Splitter

David Allfrey honed his craft on Yosemite Valley’s granite walls and holds several speed records on El Capitan including the first one day ascent of Excalibur. David brought his rock star looks and rock solid trad climbing technique to Las Vegas, so now we get to see him
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The Chad Kellogg Memorial Route

Chad Kellogg was an American alpinist who was tragically killed in Patagonia in February, 2014, by rockfall on Fitz Roy. Kellogg and his climbing partner Jens Holsten had climbed the Afanassieff Route on the northwest ridge of Fitz Roy. After reaching the top on Feb. 14, they
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Dani Arnold’s New Matterhorn Speed Record

Dani Arnold sets a new speed record at the north face of the Matterhorn by climbing the North Face in one-hour and 46 minutes.  Arnold, the exceptional 30-year-old climber from Switzerland, has made a name for himself all over the world for his extraordinary achievements in mixed
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Iker Pou Sends New 5.15: Big Men

The nearly 40-year-old crusher from Spain has recently made the first ascent of Big Men 5.15a on Mallorca, Spain. Known for his sends of some of the world’s highest and hardest routes, Pou’s new route Big Men was bolted in the ’90s by Carlos Raimundo. The Pou
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New Alaska Route: Mount Deborah is Bad to the Bone

Mount Deborah is a 3,761-metre peak in Alaska that has attracted climbers to its icy walls for decades. The first ascent was up the South Ridge in 1954 by Fred Beckey, Henry Meybohm, Heinrich Harrer. The most recent new route was climbed by Will Sim and Jon Griffith up the
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Watch Nina Williams Climb Speed of Life

Nina Williams sends Speed of Life V10 at Farley Ledge in Western Massachusetts. Nina Williams wrote on her Facebook: “Speed of Life. A dream beginning 2009 and realized yesterday. I was initially drawn to its aesthetic line, intimidating size, and crimpy style.” Read More Here
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Barbara Raudner Sends Verdon Test-Piece

Barbara Raudner is one of the world’s strongest female climbers and she recently sent one of her dream lines. In 2013, Raudner sent Mind Contral 5.14c and said, ““I had to stay motivated, to control my mind until the top and to take my chance… For me Mind Control is
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