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James Roddie Solos Scottish Chimney

Hidden Chimney, III, on Coire an-t Sneachda, Scotland James Roddie took advantage of conditions. “Last night’s frost felt like a god-send – the sheer amount of snow lying in some of the corries is pretty impressive for the time of year, but it was in real need
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Hard Blocs Sent in Red Rocks

Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb, Nalle Hukkataival and Kasia Pietras spent two weeks in Red Rocks in late 2013. The of the world’s strongest boulderers, Woods, Webb and Hukkataival, recently finished a two and a half week stay at Nevada’s climbing hot-spot. The three
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Video: Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin on Bellavista

In 2013, Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin repeated Bellavista, 5.14b, on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo in the Dolomites.
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New Patagonia Routes

New “instant classic” on Cerro Domo Blanco. Cerro Domo Blanco Joel and Neill Kauffman with Mikey Schaefer climbed a new route on the east face of Cerro Domo Blanco. The climb has three distinct tiers, the third one has a long ice filled chimney. “It is
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Scotland, New Routes

January, 2014, a Scottish Winter. The Giant, First Winter Ascent On December 29, the father and son team of Doug and Uisdan Hawthorn made the first winter ascent of The Giant on Creag an Dubh Loch. The 200 m vertical corner on Central Gully Wall had been stared at by winter
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Robert Jasper Climbs New Bold Mixed Routes in Switzerland

On December 11, Robert Jasper and Wolfram Liebich have made the first ascent of The Black Death, WI7/M8, E5, 250 m, on Gallihorns, in Kandersteg, Switzerland. Earlier in the year he climbed Ritter der Kokosnub, M12, WI5, 165 m on the Breitwangflue, also in Kandersteg. The Black
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New Saalachtal, Austria, V11

Saalachtal is a popular bouldering area near Innusbruck. Andreas Einwaller climbed a new V11, Jägermeister, at Saalachtal which has hundreds of bouldering problems. Saalachtal – Bouldern [naturalvibes.at] from Andreas Einwaller on Vimeo.
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Kruk and Leclerc Climb Classic Patagonia Route

Todo O Nada on Cerro El Mocho Patagonia has had a cold, windy start to the 2014 season. Jason Kruk made the most of a blustery New Year’s day by climbing Tolo O Nada, 85 degrees, 350 m, with fellow Squamish resident, Marc-Andre Leclerc.
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Video: Time in the Pines, Flyin Silver

Flyin’ Silver is a link-up combining the start of Flyin’ Myan and top out of Silver Bullet. Located on the Toltec Boulder with great views of Mt. Tallac and Flagpole Peak. Time In The Pines: Flyin’ Silver from Deep Roots Media – Dane Henry on Vimeo.
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Time in the Pines

Crown Jewel One of Tahoe’s finest unclimbed lines, Crown Jewel, was sent by Kyle O’Meara this past summer. It climbs a perfectly clean 10-metre overhanging wall with sustained moves throughout. The boulder sits in a spectacular position perched above the Phantom Spires. Time In
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