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Pesce Solos Grandes Jorasses

Corrado Pesce is one of the world’s leading alpine climbers, although few know of him. He recently soloed the Polish Route on Grandes Jorasses. The Chamonix-based Italian has been pushing the standards of alpine climbing for years. When Gripped asked him about his Polish
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Adam Ondra on his new Illusionist

Adam Ondra added Illusionist 5.14d to the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway.  Flatanger is a new proving ground for hard sport climbing, and it has been drawing elite climbers from around the world. Visit Climb Flatanger to learn more about the area.
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Salathe Free with Steph Davis

In 2005, Steph Davis freed the Salathe Wall. Watch and  be inspired. Visit her website here for more from Davis.  
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Ernst Climbs Wallstreet

Joanna Ernst has climbed Wolfgang Gullich’s Wallstreet in Frankenjura. As reported on 8a.nu, “Johanna Ernst, who won the Lead Worl Cup 08′ and 09′ being 15 and 16 years old, has done Wallstreet in Frankenjura. It was put up by Wolfgang Gullich in 1987 as
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McColl attempts Ben Moon’s Hubble

What do a space telescope and a rock wall in the Peak District in England have in common? Not only are they both reminiscent of a concave mirror – they are also both called “Hubble”. Well, the rock wall really isn’t, but a route on it is. It is one of the most
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Siegrist on Realization

Jonathan Siegrist went to Europe with a few goals in mind. One of the foremost was to climb the world’s first 9a+ in Céüse, France. As Epic TV reporsts, Siegrist knew from the start that it wouldn’t be easy. Over the course of four weeks he worked the route and
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Great footage of Midtbo on Tabib

Norwegian climber Hannah Midtbø topping out on Talib 8A+/V12. The problem is located in the Norwegian bouldering area of Vingsand, a location notorious for its roof climbs. Talib is no exception, climbing a horizontal roof for much of its length before topping out up a blunt
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Video: Coxsey on New Base Line, V14

Shauna Coxsey became the third woman to climb the bouldering grade of 8B+ (V14) at the beginning of July 2014. Read about Coxsey and the second female to climb the grade, Ashima Shiraishi, here. Coxsey wrote about the video on Facebook: I’ve been reluctant to share the
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Sharma Sends Brick Arch

Chris Sharma, the newest Red Bull athlete, climbs a steep, stone arch under a bridge. Read about Sharma and Stefan Glowacz’s send of the steepest route in the world here. Post by Iñigo Bilbao.
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Nalle Hukkataival on The Bügeleisen

Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world’s strongest boulderers, watch him send The Bugeleisen Sit Start V16. The Finnish bouldering phenom Hukkataival had tried Klem Loskot’s The Bugeleisen Sit Start before his send. About the project he said, “‘It turned out to
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