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Man on the Moon, V10

Man on he Moon could be the most aesthetic high-ball boulder problem we have in West Virginia; if you have ever been here, then you know there is a plethora of big boulders, so this is a bold statement. Man on the Moon is located at Cotton Top below Hawks Nest Dam in the New
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Ascend – Smith Rocks

ASCEND // Climbing in Smith Rock, Oregon from Austin Harris on Vimeo.
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McColl Sends Meadowlark Lemon Sit Start

Sean McColl has sent Meadowlark Lemon Sit, V14. Paul Robinson made the first ascent in 2012, two year after he established the stand start. The route has been repeated a number of times by Dave Graham, Carlo Traversi, Niccolò Ceria, James Webb, Daniel Woods and others. Originally
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Norway Ice

Watch as climbers explore beautiful Norway ice over four days. Setesdal Ice – Jan 2014 from Simon McCalla on Vimeo.
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Jared’s Roof

Castle Rock, Jared’s Roof, V8 Jared’s Roof v8 from Carrie Cooper on Vimeo.
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Slovak Direct, Denali

At the end of June this year Nick Bullock and Andy Houseman made a rare ascent, sixth overall, of the Slovak Direct on the nearly 3,000 m South Face of Denali, 6,194 m, in Alaska.
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Kor/Ingalls Route on Castleton Tower

Castleton Tower is one of Utah’s most memorable climbs.
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Climbing News

Here is what’s making headlines from the world of climbing. Ralf Dujmovits will Return to Everest In December 2013, Ralf Dujmovits was at the base of the Diamir Face on Nanga Parbat with plans to climb to do the first winter ascent of the peak. With worsening weather,
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40th Anniversary of Cerro Torre First Ascent

January 13, 1974, first ascent of Ragni Route. In 1959, Cesare Maestri said he and Toni Egger had reached the summit and that Egger had been swept to his death by an avalanche while they were descending. The lack of proof such as bolts, pitons or fixed ropes has led most climbers
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Video: Bachar Solos Leave it to Beaver

Vintage film of John Bachar soloing Joshua Tree’s Leave it to Beaver, 5.12a.  The first ascent was by Dave Evans and Jim Angione in January 1978 and freed by Bachar in March of the same year on top-rope.  Bachar lead the route the following year.
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