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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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Dawn Wall Day 15: Momentum! Jorgeson Sends Pitch 16 and 17

The Dawn Wall show continued on Jan. 10, as the climbers pushed hard on day 15. Kevin Jorgeson sent the last of the 5.14 pitches. As the days go by, more and more people are making the trip to watch Tommy Caldwell and Jorgeson project the Dawn Wall. Neither climber has stood on
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Big Bloc Send! From Dirt Grows The Flowers

Manuel Brunn repeated Dave Graham’s From dirt grows the flowers, V15 at Chironico, Switzerland. Manuel has climbed many V15s and 5.14ds over the years and he is stoked to start the year with Flowers after a number of tries last year. From Dirt Grows The Flowers 8C from
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Adam Ondra Onsights 5.14+

In 2011, Adam Ondra went on an unstoppable onsight spree in northern Spain, managing a stunning five 5.14+ onsights. Five! Bernardo Gimenez documents Ondra’s onsighting at the mega-crag of Oliana and he was fortunate enough to be rigged and ready when Ondra onsighted Mind
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Two New And Wild European Winter Routes

Every year, European climbers push the limit on ice and cold stone and this year is no different. On Dec. 28, two cutting-edge routes in Europe were climbed. Neither of them are more than a rope length, but both require a skill only few posses. Wide Open The strong British
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Dreamtime V14

Dreamtime is a V14 boulder problem in Cresciano, Switzerland, that was first climbed by Fred Nicole in 2000. Since then, some have suggested it is V15, but Dave Graham nabbed the second ascent in 2002 and said it is only V14. Some blame aggressive cleaning for the the downgrade,
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The Genyen Massif and Hutsa

Upon arrival in the Genyen massif, David Anderson and crew tried their luck on an unclimbed spire known as Sachun. From there, they marched along a faint yak trail to the foot of the unclimbed 6,000-metre Hutsa, a peak whose summit would prove elusive. As David Anderson flipped
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The Karakoram Highway

Three experienced paragliding pilots, Thomas de Dorlodot, Horacio Llorens and Hernan Pitocco arrive in the Karakoram mountain range in Northern Pakistan aiming to break records. Follow them as they explore the legendary Karakoram Highway, seeking to break the world record for the
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Fontainebleau Sessions

Fontainebleau is 90 kilometres south of Paris and can be described as the best bouldering in Europe, if not the world. The majority of the bouldering is in the forests that surround Fontainebleau, which makes for a magical setting. The sandstone rock is fantastic quality and the
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