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Ancient Art

Ancient Art is one of the most recognizable sandstone formations in the desert and its corkscrew summit is climbed more-often than any other Fisher Tower. If you have not stood on top, put it on your list. Ancient Art is a four summit tower in the Fisher Towers near Moab. The
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Gioia, V16, Gets Third Ascent

Finnish crusher Nalle Hukkataival has made the third ascent of Gioia (Joy) which is potentially the world’s hardest boulder problem. Hukkataival attempted the route in 2013 and sent the stand-start easily, but had trouble with the sit-start. Planet Mountain reports
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NE Ridge of Bugaboo Spire

The Bugaboos are home to dozens of world-class alpine granite lines, one of the most-climbed is the North East Ridge of Bugaboo Spire. The ridge was first climbed in 1958 by Dave Craft, David Isles, Richard Sykes and John Turner; Joe Buszowski and Bernhard Ehmann made the first
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La Rambla Repeated, Again

Siurana’s La Rambla is the most climbed 5.15a in climbing, Daniel Jung recently made the 12th ascent. Sangwon Son from Seoul, South Korea, made the ninth ascent of the route in Dec. 2013.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994, and it was repeated nine years lat
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Quebec’s La Voie Lactee, 5.12c

Beautiful granite climbing on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. A short film by La Grange Qui Penche a Droite, Films d’Escalade
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The Rainbow Wall

Red Rocks, Nevada, is one of the most popular winter climbing destinations in the Americas. With countless classics, short and long, it is no wonder why climbers make the journey. One of the finest routes is Rainbow Wall. The Rainbow Wall towers over the rest of Red Rocks. The
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Dave MacLeod Makes FWA on Nevis

Feb. 2014, Scottish hardman Dave Macleod has mad the first winter ascent of Orient Express on Ben Nevis. Macleod returned to Europe in February after an extended stay in Patagonia. Scotland is having one of its snowiest years on record. MacLeod wrote on his blog, “The ramps
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South Ridge of Antarctica’s Wolf’s Tooth Climbed

The South Ridge of Ulvetanna (Norwegian for Wolf’s Tooth,) 2,931 metres, has been climbed. Routes 1994, first ascent by Norwegian alpinists Ivar Tollefsen, Sjur Nesheim, and Robert Caspersen climb the Northwest Wall.  2006, second ascent by Tollefsen and Caspersen along
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Cold Orient Bay Day

Thunder Bay locals Aric Fishman and Martin Dube bundle up and brave the frigid minus 30 degree temps and brittle ice. 1 Ice Day from Martin Dube on Vimeo.
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McColl and Leslie-Wujastyk Send in Hueco

Sean McColl recently drove to Hueco Tanks to tackle some blocs while Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, who is on a separate trip to Heuco, has been busy sending. Sean McColl arrived in Hueco after a few days driving and climbing. On his way down, he stopped and made an ascent of Meadowlark
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