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Big Push On The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have started their final attempt of the year to free The Dawn Wall. Caldwell and Jorgeson started up on Dec. 27 for perhaps their last time. If all goes well, the next time they stand on solid ground will be on top of El Capitan. On the first
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Against the Grain: Staffordshire Gritstone

This video is about two local Staffordshire climbers climbing their favourite lines. Some of them are iconic classics and other are slightly off-piste. 
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December in Scotland: late winter and new routes

Winter climbing started in Scotland at the beginning of December, after an unseasonably warm November. The season started off with a new three-pitch grade four by Roger Everett and Simon Richardson on the north side of Braeriach. There were also ascents in the Northern Corries
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Utah’s Lindner’s Roof

Chris Healy recently sent Lindner’s Roof V9 in Moe’s Valley near St. George, Utah. Chris Healy wrote the following about his send: This is definitely one of my favorite projects. I almost wish it wasn’t over, but at the same time I’m glad I was able to
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Samuel Ometz Sends Story of Two Worlds

Samuel Ometz, 18, has climbed The Story of Two Worlds V15 in Cresciano. The route is the sit start to The Dagger V14, which Ometz did almost two years ago. Toni Lamprecht’s climbed The Dagger and Dave Graham sent Two Worlds in 2005 at a tentative grade of V15 although some
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Four Rad Bouldering Videos

Looking for some motivation? Look no further. From Burbage to the Black Mountain, check out these esthetic problems.
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Nalle Climbs His First “Real” Multi-Pitch

When Beat Kammerlander established the route Silbergeier 5.14a in 1993, it is unlikely he ever expected it to become the multi-pitch route of choice for climbing’s bouldering clan. Epic TV wrote, “In recent years, despite its technical, slabby style and sparse
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New Route on Canon Cliff

Matt Ritter is a New England ice climber who owns Walkabout Mountain Guides.  On Monday, Dec. 22, Ritter climbed the new Cannonade Direct on Canon Cliff with Jim Shimberg. “It only took me six attempts over the last few years,” Ritter wrote on his Facebook. The
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Rad Video: Girls Crushing North Wales’ Boulders

Watch this short film about girls sending hard problems in North Wales. Featuring Emma Twyford, Sophie Wilmes, Sophie Whyte, Jemma Powell, Charlie Torrance. Girl Crush from Tim peck on Vimeo.
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Ondra Flashes 5.14d

Adam Ondra continues his sending spree with two more hard routes, which brings his total to 102 routes rated 5.14d or harder. Ondra recently flashed Chromosome Y 5.14d at Charmany in Switzerland. It’s his second flash of a 5.14d, the first was his 2012 climb of Southern
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