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Two New Routes: One Big, One Small

One of the last big wall problems has been climbed in the Patagonian region of Torres del Paine. British Climbers Mike “Twid” Turner, Jerry Gore, Calum Muskett and French cameraman Raphael Jochaud climbed the SE Face of the South Tower, the tallest of the three famous
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Victoria’s Secret Deviation

Greg Boswell and Nick Bullock have been on a tear since they arrived in Canada. Once again the team have made headlines, this time with the third and fourth ascents of Victoria’s Secret Deviation, M7++, 50 m, on the Stanley Headwall. Boswell onsighted the traditionally
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K6 West Video

  Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted established a new route in the Charakusa Valley of Pakistan in the summer of 2013. This is the story of arriving in the country, being confronted by the massacre of 11 people in Nanga Parbat, and the first ascent of K6 West, 7,040-metres
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New Salathe Solo Record by Lempe

Lempe has completed four one-day solos on El Capitan, his most recent being a speed record
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All Mixed Up on Mount Evans

Colorado's Mount Evans has had three big new routes climbed on its icy walls this year
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Jaws II, 5.15a, Repeated by Paul Robinson

The American Paul Robinson who is known for his bouldering skills roped up for one of the countries hardest routes
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2013 John Lauchlan Award

Ian Welsted, Darren Vonk, Kris Irwin and Mark Taylor are heading to the Revelations in March 2013 for some big unclimbed ice
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UPDATE: El Cap Bites Back

Caldwell first encountered the Dawn Wall in 2007, so close to finishing the project this year he has been sidelined and will return home to recover
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Frost Giants – Scandinavian Ice at Night

The Eidfjord in Norway, three hours east of the city of Bergen, is famous in ice climbing circles for its large number of icefalls
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Update: Canadians in Pakistan

Terrorist Attacks at Nanga Parbat Basecamp Have Left Climbers Scrambling For New Objectives. Canadians Head to K6 West
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