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Dolomites New Evolution

Wolfgang Hell and Pavol Rajcan added difficult mixed finish to an ice route in the Dolomites. Their Evolution is a new 120 m WI 5+, M9+ that is protected with pitons, no bolts.
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Arizona’s Air France

Jonathan Siegrist added a new route Verdon-esque route to The Strip in Northern Arizon. Siegrist says the route is, “A true gem – I’m shocked that it was left untouched for so long. Here’s an amazing Keith Ladzinski image of Whitney Boland crushing Vesper
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La Dura Dura Complete

Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura, 5.15c / 9b+, the world’s hardest climb. This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Ondra’s historic first ascent and Sharma’s second ascent.
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Video: McColl on Meadowlark Lemon, V14

During a road trip in early 2014, Sean McColl sent one of North America’s hardest boulder problems when he climbed Meadowlark Lemon. For the full story, see here.
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Two New Routes in Europe

Here are two routes that have made the headlines on Planet Mountain this week. The Ring of Life, 5.14d/5.15a Silvio Reffo made the first ascent of the 55 move route at Covolo, Italy. “The ring of life is a classic examples of seeming impossible: at first I could hardly do
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HP40 Moderates

Alabama’s famous bouldering area, watch as climbers tackle Genesis v3, Man With a Slow Hand v4, Popeye v5, Hammerhead v5, Stepchild v6, and The Thief v7.  
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Into the Light, Episode One

Into the light, Stefan Glowacz and Chris Sharma’s secret climb. This crazy climb is shaping up to be a unique thrill ride for the two legends giving it a go. Stefan Glowacz is one of the first legends of modern rock climbing. Chris Sharma is said by many to be one of the best
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Rolihlahla

The story of a first ascent in South Africa featuring Sasha DiGuilian.  
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The Findlay / Geldard First Ascent, Aiguille de Saussure, Chamonix

British climbers Jack Geldard and Hazel Findlay make the first ascent of a direct line on the front face of the Aiguille de Saussure, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix, France.  
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Slovenia’s New Funky Water World

Slovenia’s Ospo Cave, a steep three-dimensional crag, is where Klemen Becan recently sent Water World, 5.14d. Planet Mountain reported that Becan climbed his two year project, “the route takes a striking line up the lefthand side of the cave for almost 50 metres and
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