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Ethan Pringle Sends Jumbo Love 5.15b

A week ago, we reported that Ethan Pringle was busy projecting the Clark Mountain test-piece Jumbo Love, a route he first tried nearly five years ago. Making the most of the recent good weather at California’s Clark Mountain, Pringle is closer with ever session to making
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Conrad Anker Completes Zion Climb Started 24 Years Ago

The Temple of Sinewava wall in Zion National Park rises over 300 metres and is a desert landmark with it’s sometimes free-falling waterfall. Conrad Anker teamed up with David Lama to complete a project he first attempte with Doug Heinrich in the early 1990’s. The
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Watch Paul Robinson Climb Hard Boulders in Colorado

Watch Paul Robinson climb Lost in Space V12 in Rocky Mountain National Park and the first ascent of Log Cabins V12 in St. Vrain. Follow Robinson on Instagram: A photo posted by Paul Robinson (@paulrobinson87) on May 15, 2015 at 8:16am PDT
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Brette Harrington Repeats Historical Californian 5.13+ Crack

Brette Harrington spends most of her time in Squamish, but the American climber is no stranger to other world-class areas including Patagonia and Yosemite. She recently made a likely second-female-ascent of a California classic. Two weeks ago, Harrington sent Grand Illusion, the
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Proud New Line on the Mooses Tooth

Canadian Alik Berg and American Skiy Detray are returning to their respected homes on either side of the border after a team effort bagged them a proud new line in Alaska. Berg and Detray made headlines this year when they made the second winter ascent of the Greenwood/Locke M6
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Watch Sean Villanueva and Siebe Vanhee Climb in South America

Watch Sean Villanueva and Siebe Vanhee make the second and third free ascent of the Sifuentes – Monti route at Frey, Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina. Nicolas Favresse made the first free ascent in 2011 and graded it 5.13a. The route has been freed a number of times now.
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Dai Koyamada Sends Longtime Project

Japanese climber, Dai Koyamada, has climbed a mega project Mount Hiei that he was introduced to three years ago. Koyamada, 38, reported on his blog (in Japanese) that the climb follow a steep crack in a granite boulder that is followed by a five-metre slab. He is yet to grade or
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James Lucas Sends Difficult El Cap Route

American climber James Lucas, who’s been called the last real dirtbag, has sent Freerider on El Cap 5.12d, 37 pitches. James Lucas has been attempting Freerider since 2011 and announced on his Instagram that he sent the classic El Cap free route in less than 15 hours. Over
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Chris Sharma Onsights 5.14b in Spain

Chris Sharma is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers with sends of the some of the most difficult routes in the sport. He recently onsighted a 5.14b in Catalonia, Spain. “It’s been great to just go with the flow these days,” said Sharma on his
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Watch the first Dawn Wall Feature

Kevin Jorgeson and his partner Tommy Caldwell caught the world’s attention in January 2015 when they spent a few weeks trying to piece together difficult sequence to bag the first free ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall.
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