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New Alpine Route in the Cascade Range

Colin Haley and Sarah Hart have climbed a new route on a well-known peak in Washington’s Cascade Range. Colin Haley has had a climbing-filled winter and spring with new routes in Patagonia, B.C. and now Washington. In 2013, Haley and Sarah Hart attempted to make the second
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Johnny Dawes’ 1987 Route Finally Repeated

Many climbers have scene the footage of Johnny Dawes climbing his three-dimensional route called the Quarryman, but less have heard of Dawes’ Coeur de Lion on the same wall. It has taken 28 years for climbers to piece together Dawes’ Coeur de Lion and it’s no
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Stellar New Route in the Bridger Jacks

There have been a number of new routes this year in Utah’s desert, but the new Out from the Shadows looks especially good. On the last day of March, Jason Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Mary Harlan established this new five-pitch 5.11 in Indian Creek. Jason Nelson wrote on
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Nina Williams Sends World’s First V12

Nina Williams is one of the world’s strongest female boulderers and is based in Boulder, CO. In 2013, Williams sent her first V12, Last Action Hiro at Grampians in Victoria, Australia. Yesterday, she sent her most recent when she took down Trice V12 at Flagstaff Mountain,
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Watch Canadians Climb Baffin’s Beluga Spire

Paul McSorely, Tony Richardson, Joshua Lavigne and Crosby Johnston travel to the remote Baffin Island with the goal of a first ascent of the North Face of the Beluga Spire. Prior to even leaving for the expedition their local Clyde River guide, Levi suggested they not even make
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Ramon Julian Puigblanque is a Climbing Machine

Spain has been the scene of dozens of breakthrough ascents this spring and Ramon just added a few more climbs to the list. Four years ago, Ramon was the third climber in the world to onsight 5.14c. Now, he is recovering from a week on the road where he sent, sent and sent some
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Mike Doyle Continues to Send in Smith

Mike Doyle has been sending pretty much everything he sets his sights on and lately it’s been 5.14s in Smith Rocks. Last week, Doyle climbed the famous To Bolt or Not To Be 5.14a and before that was The Big R 5.14a. This week, Doyle focused on Chemical A
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Climbers Evacuated From Everest Basecamp

The Himalayan climbing season has barely begun, but already climbers are being evacuated from Everest as nearly 200 climbers and support staff have fallen ill from altitude sickness. The Khumbu area has had unusual amounts of early season snow and everyone is feeling it. For
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Sean McColl Flashes Hard Problem in Font

Sean McColl’s trip is proving to be a productive one with a number of hard routes already ticked. McColl’s Fontainebleau trip started only five days ago, but he’s already sent Neverland V11, Atresie Assis V13, Atresie V11, Big Golden Assis V11, Big Golden V10,
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Sean McColl Sends Hard Font Problem

Sean McColl’s versatility as a climber lets him win lead and bouldering world cups and send hard routes on real stone. McColl is currently in Fontainebleau and reported yesterday that he sent The Traphouse V14. “What an amazing day here in Fontainebleau, I sent The
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