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Watch Matt Segal and Will Stanhope Climb in Joshua Tree

Stingray is a rarely climbed 5.13d crack in California’s Joshua Tree, which is home to many of America’s test-piece routes. Matt Segal and Canadian Will Stanhope first climb the terrifying John Bachar route Acid Crack’ 5.12d, which features thin, strenuous
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Check Out the Splitters at Chile’s “Indian Creek”

On an expedition to Rio Loa in 2012, Juan and Diego Señoret showed off a new area of trad climbing with perfect hand, fist and finger cracks about 30 metres tall. It is located in San Pedro de Atacama, near the town of Taira, Chile. “Rio Loa” Rock Climbing.
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Ben Moon Makes Fourth Ascent of Difficult Rainshadow

British climber, Ben Moon, made the fourth ascent of Rainshadow 5.14d at Malhom Cove on Mon. June 8. Moon, who is 48 and has his 49th birthday on June 13, sent the difficult route 25 years after his first 5.14d. Just climbed my 2nd 9a 25 years after my 1st. Rainshadow 4th ascent.
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Two New Routes on Ha Ling Peak in Rockies

Ha Ling Peak has a number of worthwhile routes ranging from the classic Northeast Face 5.6 to the newer route, A Particular Manner of Expression 5.12. In June, 2015, Jay Mills climbed two new routes. The routes are left of the Northeast Face route and they both share around 140
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Adam Ondra’s Historic V14 Flash

Adam Ondra spent his post-World Cup recovery time climbing hard bouldering problems in Rocky Mountain National Park and flashed two difficult routes. Ondra made one of the hardest flashes in the history books with his send of Jade V14. He also flashed Don’t Get Greedy V13.
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Earthquake Kills Mountain Guide and Destroys Iconic Kinabalu Peak

A deadly 6.0-magnitude quake occurred in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island about 55 kilometres from the the summit of Mount Kinabalu 4,095 metres. The quake happened on Friday at 7:15 a.m. local and caused rockslides that killed 19 people including mountain guides and
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Emily Harrington Sends Yosemite’s Golden Gate

American climber, Emily Harrington, has succeeded in sending her big wall project of 2015 with her send of Golden Gate 5.13. It took Harrington six days to send the 41-pitch El Cap route, which she led every pitch on. The first ascent of Golden Gate was in 2000 by Alex and Thomas
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Deconstructing Jenga: Hard New Route on Baffin’s Great Cross Pillar

Americans, David Allfrey and Cheyne Lempe, have climbed a new route on Baffin Island at the start of what promises to be a busy summer on Baffin Island. Allfrey and Lempe are two of America’s strongest big wall climbers. During May, the pair climbed a new route on Great
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Sachi Amma and Yuji Hirayama: Hard New Routes in Borneo

In 2013, we ran a feature by Yuji Hirayama about the climbing on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo. Three years after Hirayama’s historic 2012 trip, he’s returned with crusher Sachi Amma. The two Japanese climbers spent three weeks at the iconic Mount Kinabalu where they sent
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Remote Northwest Adventure Yields New Long Routes

Canadian Max Fisher and American Eric Bonnett have returned from another successful trip to Alaska and Northwestern B.C., where they’ve climbed two new long alpine granite routes. By Max Fisher During a spell of excellent weather from May 18 to May 31, Erik Bonnett and I
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