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International

Vid: Norway’s Eye of Odin

Watch Ben Davison climb his first 5.14+, The Eye of Odin in Flatanger, Norway. Climbing in Flatanger Adam Ondra’s Illusionist
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Fred Nicole’s recent send

Fred Nicole was the world’s leading boulderer through the 90s. In 2014, he’s still climbing at the top of his game. In 1996, Nicole made the first ascent of Radja in Switzerland, considered the first V14. He continued to climb strong and made the first ascent of
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New Dolomite Route (looks thin!)

Maurizio Zanolla has freed Pinne Gialle (Yellow Fin,) a new four-pitch route on Tognazza in Italy’s Dolomites. The Tognazza wall has a number of weaknesses that had been climbed, but the blank wall called to Zanolla to climb it. The route climbs through the lower wall on an
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Caroline Ciavaldini climbs Requiem E8

Italian climber Caroline Ciavaldini has climbed Requiem E8 at Dumbarton Rock and adds to her growing list of hard trad redpoints. Requiem was climbed in 1983 by Dave Cuthbertson. At the time it was one of the hardest rock climbs in the world at the time. It follows a crackline
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Gasherbrum V: climbed at last

The remote Gasherbrum range peak was one of the last unclimbed challenges in the region. On July 25, two Korean climbers stood on top of the 7,147-metre peak. Nak-jong Seong and Chi-young Ahn arrived at basecamp in early summer. After attempting the north face they changed plans
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Speed Record on The Naked Edge

On September 24th, Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright retook their speed record on The Naked Edge 5.11 in Eldorado Canyon, CO. The team shaved 15 seconds off of the previous record set by Jason Wells and Stefan Griebel in August 2014. Griebel was there to cheer on his
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Daniel Woods finds new V13 in Peru

American boulderer Daniel Woods has established a new boulder problem while on vacation in Peru. On Sept. 24, Woods updated his social media with, “En route to Hatu Machai. Nice sunset to look at while surviving the seven-hour drive into the mountains. Psyched to see this
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New Hard Yosemite Route

Cheyne Lempe and Ehan Pringle have climbed a new route in Yosemite, ground up. The 330-metre route is on Higher Cathedral Rock in Yosemite. The duo named their route The Constant Gardener 5.11+R A3. There were no fixed lines used on the serious new route. There was no information
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Unstoppable! McColl is the 2014 Adidas Rock Star

This weekend the who’s who of the international climbing community gathered for a veritable Climbing Rock Show in Germany at Stuttgart’s modern Porsche-Arena. Sean McColl proves why is the one of the world’s best competitive climbers, again. Around 70 athletes from 20
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Alex Megos sends “strange” new route

Alex Megos is one of the strongest climbers making the headlines these days. On Sept. 10, he climbed two 5.14ds and sent his longest project. In 2001, Chris Sharma sent Realization which was one of the first 5.15as (some argue that Alex Huber’s 1994 route La Rambla was the
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