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Ancient Art

Ancient Art is one of the most recognizable sandstone formations in the desert and its corkscrew summit is climbed more-often than any other Fisher Tower. If you have not stood on top, put it on your list. Ancient Art is a four summit tower in the Fisher Towers near Moab. The
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Gioia, V16, Gets Third Ascent

Finnish crusher Nalle Hukkataival has made the third ascent of Gioia (Joy) which is potentially the world’s hardest boulder problem. Hukkataival attempted the route in 2013 and sent the stand-start easily, but had trouble with the sit-start. Planet Mountain reports
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La Rambla Repeated, Again

Siurana’s La Rambla is the most climbed 5.15a in climbing, Daniel Jung recently made the 12th ascent. Sangwon Son from Seoul, South Korea, made the ninth ascent of the route in Dec. 2013.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994, and it was repeated nine years lat
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The Rainbow Wall

Red Rocks, Nevada, is one of the most popular winter climbing destinations in the Americas. With countless classics, short and long, it is no wonder why climbers make the journey. One of the finest routes is Rainbow Wall. The Rainbow Wall towers over the rest of Red Rocks. The
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Dave MacLeod Makes FWA on Nevis

Feb. 2014, Scottish hardman Dave Macleod has mad the first winter ascent of Orient Express on Ben Nevis. Macleod returned to Europe in February after an extended stay in Patagonia. Scotland is having one of its snowiest years on record. MacLeod wrote on his blog, “The ramps
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South Ridge of Antarctica’s Wolf’s Tooth Climbed

The South Ridge of Ulvetanna (Norwegian for Wolf’s Tooth,) 2,931 metres, has been climbed. Routes 1994, first ascent by Norwegian alpinists Ivar Tollefsen, Sjur Nesheim, and Robert Caspersen climb the Northwest Wall.  2006, second ascent by Tollefsen and Caspersen along
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McColl and Leslie-Wujastyk Send in Hueco

Sean McColl recently drove to Hueco Tanks to tackle some blocs while Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, who is on a separate trip to Heuco, has been busy sending. Sean McColl arrived in Hueco after a few days driving and climbing. On his way down, he stopped and made an ascent of Meadowlark
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Too Big to Flail, Again and Again

Alex Honnold made the first ascent, Lonnie Kauk made the second ascent and Too Big To Flail had two more ascents this week. Alex Honnold made the first ascent of the stunning highball problem on the Luminance boulder in the Buttermilks which was featured in Reel Rock 7. Lonnie
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Man on the Moon, V10

Man on he Moon could be the most aesthetic high-ball boulder problem we have in West Virginia; if you have ever been here, then you know there is a plethora of big boulders, so this is a bold statement. Man on the Moon is located at Cotton Top below Hawks Nest Dam in the New
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Ascend – Smith Rocks

ASCEND // Climbing in Smith Rock, Oregon from Austin Harris on Vimeo.
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