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Film: Climbing the Classic Piz Badile

The Piz Badile in the Bregaglia Range in Switzerland is one of the most famous alpine peaks in the world.  “With a poor forecast for the Chamonix area we headed to the promised sun of the Bregaglia for our now annual Alpine hit. “We did not find the sun, but did find
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Another Big Send By Alex Puccio

Less than three months after a serious knee injury, Alex Puccio seems to be back stronger than ever. She recently put down her hardest flash ever with a strong send of Mysterious Wayz V11/V12. After her send, Puccio wrote on her Facebook, “As much as I would like to say I
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Thor’s Hammer Sent Again by Ethan Pringle!

Thor’s Hammer is quickly becoming one of the most headlined 5.15a climbs. American Ethan Pringle, who made the second ascent of America’s hardest climb Jumbo Love 5.15b earlier this year, has reported making the fifth ascent of Thor’s Hammer. The 55-metre 5.15a
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New Hard Route on the Eiger is the Hardest Up the Nordwand

Three European senders have teamed up to establish the hardest route on the classic north face. Roger Schaeli, Robert Jasper and Simon Gietl have established Odyssee, a 1,400-metre 5.13c that includes a number of serious pitches. Schaeli and Jasper had been working on the route
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New Big 5.12 Free Route in Peru

This summer, Roger Schäli and Simon Gietl made the first ascent of Chappie 5.12c, 600 metres on the granite La Esfinge in Peru. La Esfinge, which means The Sphinx, ranges from 600 metres to 1,000 metres and is on the northern side of the Paron Valley in the Cordillira Blanca. It
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Watch Jorg Verhoeven Free Climb The Nose

In the fall of 2014, Jorg Verhoeven spent 30 days in Yosemite to make a free ascent of The Nose 5.14 on El Cap. Watch as Verhoeven explains why this route is so hard, what keeps people from climbing the iconic route and what he personally invested into his send.
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A Feature Film About a Cannon Cliff Free Route

Benedictus is a 5.11 route up Big Wall at Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire. Benedictus is the story of Tom Callaghan’s adventure on the Big Wall. Using an old aid climbing route as a starting point, Callaghan’s goal is to forge a new free climb to the top of the cliff. The complete
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New Rocklands Bouldering Video

Watch Aussie climbers Michael Tonon, Mattias Braach-Maksnytis, Cory Cook and Mitchell Breheny pull down on some steep problems.
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Seb Bouin Climbs New 5.15!

Seb Bouin has climbed a stunning new route in the south of France that goes at 5.15a. Bouin is known for his hard sends, including Chilam Balam 5.15b, Le Complexe du Playboy 5.15a and La Madone. The French climber’s most recent send is called Kmira and is at Pic St-Loup
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Big Sends by Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl on Huge Alpine 5.14

Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl have sent one of the original hard alpine sport routes in Switzerland. The two cutting-edge women have constantly pushed the bar higher for female ascents in the alpine. Having teamed up for Die Unendliche Geschichte (The Never Ending Story
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