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New Route in Kloof Gorge, South Africa

Warwick Hastie spotted this line at the The Gutter, in Kloof Gorge in January 2015. Hastie said, “After rappelling down the route and checking it out, it seemed it would go so I placed some anchors and worked it at the end of January and beginning of February. It ended up
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Video: Aleksandra ‘Ola’ Taistra in Spain

Watch this short film about Aleksandra ‘Ola’ Taistra who recently spent time in Spain climbing and coaching. During her trip she sent Los Humildes pa Casa 5.14a. In the short video from Oliana, she talks about her past achievements and future plans. Aleksandra
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The Bold Matt Bush Goes Free Soloing

You probably haven’t heard of New Zealand’s Matt Bush, but if you like bold ascents, then he should be on your radar. Climb New Zealand has published a number of short films of Bush climbing and they wrote a little something to go a long with the first one: The hold,
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Film: Sachi Amma Sends in Horai, Japan

Meta Force Extension is one of the hardest routes in Horai, Japan. Sachi Amma crushed the hardest climbs in the area in a short push. Meta Force Ext moves through a roof for eight metres on slopers and small edges. Pulling through the lip is quite difficult and where the crux is
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New Rockies Ice Climb: Lake O’Hara’s Happy and Ugly World

The Lake O’Hara mountains have a number of summer alpine routes and winter ski descents. A handful of waterfall ice climbs have been done, but because of bad avalanche conditions, few ascents go done every winter. Report by Maarten van Haeren After an excellent hint from
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North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Scenic Cruise

Colorado’s Black Canyon is known by many as the testing ground for traditional climbing. Jim Donini calls it, “Yosemite with and attitude.” Epic TV continues its America’s Fifty Classics series with another installment, this time on the Black
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North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Ancient Art

North of Utah’s adventure capital, Moab, sits the sandstone citadel known as Fisher Towers. Hidden among its crumbling mudstone spires is a route of unsurpassed quality called Ancient Art. The route’s fame is such that climbers travel from all over the world to
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Video: Nemisis Ice Climb

Follow along with Tyler Davidson as he climbs an original Rockies test-piece. 
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Watch Bromancing the Stone

Join Jon Glassberg and Chris Weidner as they pioneer a new traditional line on Bridge Mountain in Red Rock. Read about the first ascent Bromancing The Stone (5.10+) – A Red Rock Canyon First Ascent from Jon Glassberg on Vimeo.
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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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