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Lonnie Dupre Solos Denali in January

Lonnie Dupre is a Minnesota-based climber who just found a place in the history books by becoming the first climber to summit Denali in January. He climbed solo. The first solo winter ascent of Denali was in 1988 by Vern Tejas. Dupre’s ascent comes during a week of major
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New 11-Pitch Red Rocks Route: Bromancing the Stone

Red Rocks is a popular destination in January because the south facing sandstone walls are warm enough to climb. Chris Weidner and Jon Glassberg climbed a new 400-metre 5.10d on Jan. 8, and called it Bromancing the Stone. Bromancing the Stone This route is on the east face of the
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New Hard Winter Route on Popular Colorado Wall

Gary Newmeyer and Nik Mirhashemi have climbed their multi-year project on the Ames Wall in Telluride, CO. The duo started the six-pitch, 225-metre, route in December 2014 and after three attempts sent it in January. Belly of the Beast climbs the major feature right of Ames Ice
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New Jackson Hole Mixed Route

Nate Brown and Sam Macke have climbed a new two-pitch mixed route on Rock Springs Buttress. Rock Springs Buttress is said to be the best crag in Jackson Hole. There is a mix of alpine and sport routes. The rock is granite and can be quite loose. Brown and Macke climbed their new
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Vid: The Great Red Roof

Watch this video featuring Helen Sinclair, a climber based in Boulder, Colorado. Sinclair was recently stuck in Red Rocks. After completing her main goal of Rainbow Wall, she started working on a new project. The new project was the incredibly esthetic Great Red Roof 5.13b. The
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Vid: Mount Euclid’s First Ascent

Mount Euclid is a granite peak in the Paparoa Ranges on the West Coast of New Zealand. On Jan. 10, 2015, Peter Joynt and Alastair McDowell made the first ascent of the 250-metre south face in seven pitches. The Paparoa Ranges Mt Euclid South Face – The First Ascent from
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Wadi Rum Old and New

In December 2014, Jozo Kristoffy and Martin Krasnansky climbed the new route Fatal Attraction 5.13 450 metres in Wadi Rum (Valley of the Moon), near the lost city of Petra. Planet Mountain reports that Kristoffy and Krasnansky spent a month in Jordan. On the Northeast Dome in the
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Power Animal V13

Watch Ethan Pringle attempt and send one of the Buttermilks proudest lines, Chris Sharma’s Power Animal V13. “Please excuse all the screaming,” wrote Pringle. Power Animal from Ethan Pringle on Vimeo.
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New Hard Mixed Route in Colorado

The sending duo of Jesse Huey and Ryan Vachon are no strangers to hard mixed routes. This is the first of 2015 for the two Colorado-based climbers. Huey and Vachon climbed the new Subterfuge on Camp Bird Road near Ouray, Colorado on Jan.13, 2015. Vachon recently placed seventh at
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Nalle Hukkataival Sends The Nest and More

Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world’s strongest boulderers, he recently climbed The Nest V15 on his trip to Red Rocks. Hukkataival arrived in Red Rocks a week ago and has since climbed: Reflecting Pool V13, Stand and Deliver V11, The Nest V15 and a number of easier
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