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Mike Doyle Continues Sending Spree in Smith

Our current cover boy, Mike Doyle, isn’t living in the glory from his big send of Necessary Evil 5.14c, instead he’s putting himself through the ringer over and over, only this time in Oregon. Fresh from a successful trip to the Virgin River Gorge, Doyle moved his
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Watch Hayden Kennedy Send a Desert 5.14

In 2012, twenty-two-year-old Hayden Kennedy made the first ascent of Carbondale Short Bus 5.14- in Indian Creek, Utah. The line was first envisioned by Nick Martino back in 2007, Kennedy redpointed it on March 21, 2012. Some called it the hardest route in Indian Creek at the
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Hard New Route on Scottish Sea Stack

The Arborath sea cliffs are near the town of Arborath in Scotland and offer over 100 routes on 20-metres sandstone wall. Robbie Phillips and Neil McGeachy recently climbed a new E8 6b and a sea stack at Arborath and named it Deil Or No Deil. Phillips and McGeachy both headpointed
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Alex Megos Continues Sending Spree In Australia

Alex Megos made quick work of the Sydney, Australia problem Double Demerit V14 at Sunnyside. Megos traveled to Australia after his trip to Japan. Within only a few days, he’s sent many of the area’s testpiece routes. He started his trip with a V11, V12 and V13 in
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Alaska Season Starts Early With New Mount Dickey Route

John Frieh, Chad Diesinger and Jason Stuckey have climbed a new route on the northeast face of Mount Dickey. On March 20 and 21, the three alpinists established Blue Collar Beatdown V WI4 M4 that required 48 hours of climbing, minus a few hours of recovering. John Frieh’s
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Sachi Amma Crushing in Bishop

Sachi Amma’s sending spree seems to be continuing, but instead of repeating 5.15s in Europe, Amma is busy climbing some of Bishop’s hardest problems.  Amma reported that he recently sent a few famous Bishop routes including The Buttermilker V13, The Mandala V12 and
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New Five-Pitch Mixed Route in Rocky Mountain National Park

With long days and cold nights, alpine climbing conditions are perfect in some mountain ranges around North America.  In Rocky Mountain National Park Doug Shepherd and Chris Sheridan climbed a new route above Emerald Lake on the north face of Hallett Peak. On the third buttress,
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New Moderate Mixed Route in the Alps

Watch this short video of Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey on their first ascent of Zephyr M5+ 6b 400 metres on Mont Maudit. Read about the first ascent here. First ascent, “Zephyr” Mt Maudit from Matt Helliker on Vimeo.
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Carlo Traversi Sends Kryptonite at the Fortress of Solitude

Californian Carlo Traversi began rock climbing at 14 years old and over the last decade has amassed an impressive resume of hard sends. In 2011, Traversi made the second ascent of The Game V15 in Boulder, CO. He’s also sent In Search Of Time Lost and Practice Of The Wild,
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Alex Megos Continues Sending in Japan

Alex Megos is at the start of a three month climbing trip and his stop over in Japan has been full of big sends on boulders and at the crag. Megos reported on Facebook that he made the third ascent of Flat Nountain 5.14d/5.15a in Futagoyama and it only took him seven tries over
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