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Dani Andrada Repeats Chilam Balam 5.15b

Dani Andrada has repeated the difficult Spain route Chilam Balam 5.15b. The steep and difficult route at Villanueva del Rosario in southern Spain is a rope stretcher at 80 metres. The first ascent came in 2003 by Bernabe Fernandez and was repeated by Adam Ondra in 2011 and Seb
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Watch Steep and Remote Ice Climbing in Iceland

Adventure, stunning landscapes and rarely-documented feats of physical endurance and skill. Watch photographer Tim Kemple and other top climbers climbers scale the cold crags of Iceland.
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Second Ascent of Hard El Cap Free Route ‘The Passage’

Pete Whittaker and Dan McManus have made the second ascent of the difficult El Cap route The Passage. The Passage is a 15-pitch 5.13cR that was first climbed in 2008 by Belgians Nico Favresse and Sean Villaneauva. The first ascent team climbed ground up, aided the pitches and
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What Does It Take to Climb 9a (5.14d)?

Climbing hard isn’t easy, at least not for most people. What does it take to climb 5.14d (9a)? In this clip from EpicTV, Adam Ondra, Cedric Lachat, Gautier Supper, Jakob Schubert and Sean McColl discuss the ninth grade, what it means and what you need to do to climb it.
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Watch Alex Megos on New 5.15a

Watch Alex Megos send Modified 5.15a, which is one of the most difficult routes at the famous climbing destination. “Yeah!!! Made another first ascent of a route in Frankenjura! Its a variation of Classified, a route which I made the first ascent of last year. Called it Modified,
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Adam Ondra Sends New 5.15b in France

Adam Ondra recently climbed his 13th 5.15b and it was a new route at Mollans near St. Leger, France. Ondra said the crag is the future of climbing for difficult routes, second only to Flatanger in Norway. His new 5.15b is called C.R.S. “What a moment! Extremely satisfying
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Stefano Ghisolfi Sends Italy’s First 5.15b

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi, 22, has established a new 5.15b at Andonno, Italy. Ghisolfi, a leading world cup competitor, linked Noia 5.14c and Anaconda 5.14b to establish Lapsus 5.15b. He had previously climbed three 5.15as. “Finally after long time and a lot of
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Libby Sauter and Alix Morris Make History on Salathe Wall

Libby Sauter, 31, and Alix Morris, 25, have made the first female one-day ascent of Salathe Wall. Sauter and Morris started out 6 a.m. and made it to the top just after midnight, completing the wall in 18.5 hours. Morris, who is based in Yosemite Village had climbed the route
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Angela Eiter Establishes New Routes in Greece

Austrian climber Angela Eiter visits Kyparissi in Greece where some say the future of sport climbing has been found. Eiter established two 5.14s on a steep and mostly untouched wall.
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First Ascents of Snowy Himalayan Peaks

Climbers have been busy in the Himalayas this fall as two new mountains have been climbed. Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden made the first ascent of Gave Ding 6,4000 metres in Nepal’s Himalaya. Planet Mountain reported the British climbers reached the summit of the remote
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