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Film: Norwegian Expedition to Trango Pulpit

This film is about two separate Norwegian ascents of the Trango group in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. The east face of Great Trango was first climbed (to the East Summit) in 1984 by the Norwegians Hans Christian Doseth and Finn Dæhli, who both died on the descent. In
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Vid: Spicy Trad Climbing in the NRG

Paul Nelson climbs Color Blind, a spicy 5.13a trad route at Endless Wall, New River Gorge. Evening Sends Interview with Paul Nelson
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Drew Ruana Sending Just Do It

On a climbing trip to Smith Rocks in November 2014, 15-year-old Drew Ruana redpointed Just Do It 5.14. Watch Paige Classan make first female ascent of Just Do It
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Leclerc and Haley Climb New Cerro Torre North Face Route

Marc-Andre Leclerc is quickly becoming one of Canada’s top alpinists. He’s been spending his 2014/15 winter in Patagonia. Colin Haley has long been one of the world’s best alpine climbers. They have established a new route on Cerro Torre’s north face.
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Francesca Metcalf Cruises Chattanoogan

Francesca Metcalf is a 21-year-old boulderer who jumped from V10 to V12 in one afternoon. During late January, Metcalf was climbing at Stone Fort, Tennessee when she jumped on Chattanoogan, V12. Before she knew it, she was at the top. It was originally reported to be a V12 flash,
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Klemen Becan Walks 5.14c

Klemen Becan is now one of a handful of climbers in the world to onsight 5.14c  and possibly second behind Patxi Usobiaga to onsight FA the same grade. The 32-year-old Becan was recently climbing in Chulilla, Spain, when he roped up beneath a 70-metre project. Becan warmed up and
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Watch Steve “Manboy” Townshend Take a Whipper

Watch Steve “Manboy” Townshend take a whipper off a 5.14 in Tonsai, Thailand. Townshend climbed his first 5.14a in 2001, called Fdude. He had taken a nasty fall on it in January 200o when he was 19. Sonnie Trotter was belaying and accidentally let the rope feed
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Updated|Daniel Woods Climbs Mega Project, Confirms V16 Grade

Daniel Woods has climbed a bouldering problem on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in Bishop called the Mega Project. UPDATED on Jan. 29, 2015: Woods wrote a blog confirming the V16 grade of The Process. “The Process is the hardest physical/mental challenge within my style of
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Jason Haas the Weekend Warrior

Time is precious. Whether you have a family, go to school, or have a full time job, making the most out of your climbing time is essential. Jason Haas knows this all to well and when he gets out for the weekend, he rarely clips bolts at the local crag, he is out there, in the
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Rad Vid: Nicolas Favresse Frees Recovery Drink

On May 22, 2013 Nicolas Favresse freed his project in Norway. He named his route The Recovery Drink and it’s on the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord. Favresse said it was the most perfect crack. The 35-metre line climbs the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord on the southern part of
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