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Ashima Shiraishi Climbs V14

Ashima Shiraishi climbed one of the hardest boulder problems in Bishop on January 1. Since arriving in Bishop before Christmas, Shiraishi has climbed Maze of Death V12, Babeurre V12, Blood Meridian V13 and now The Swarm V14. Shiraishi is one of, if not the strongest female
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Bugaboo’s Sunshine Crack

One of the most climbed and most enjoyed routes in the Bugaboos. It follows a continuous crack system for almost 300 metres and has everything from fingers to offwidth. This route is on the north side of Snowpatch Spire and is easy to spot, just look for the offwidth. Head up the
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Big Push On The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have started their final attempt of the year to free The Dawn Wall. Caldwell and Jorgeson started up on Dec. 27 for perhaps their last time. If all goes well, the next time they stand on solid ground will be on top of El Capitan. On the first
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Against the Grain: Staffordshire Gritstone

This video is about two local Staffordshire climbers climbing their favourite lines. Some of them are iconic classics and other are slightly off-piste. 
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December in Scotland: late winter and new routes

Winter climbing started in Scotland at the beginning of December, after an unseasonably warm November. The season started off with a new three-pitch grade four by Roger Everett and Simon Richardson on the north side of Braeriach. There were also ascents in the Northern Corries
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Utah’s Lindner’s Roof

Chris Healy recently sent Lindner’s Roof V9 in Moe’s Valley near St. George, Utah. Chris Healy wrote the following about his send: This is definitely one of my favorite projects. I almost wish it wasn’t over, but at the same time I’m glad I was able to
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Samuel Ometz Sends Story of Two Worlds

Samuel Ometz, 18, has climbed The Story of Two Worlds V15 in Cresciano. The route is the sit start to The Dagger V14, which Ometz did almost two years ago. Toni Lamprecht’s climbed The Dagger and Dave Graham sent Two Worlds in 2005 at a tentative grade of V15 although some
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Four Rad Bouldering Videos

Looking for some motivation? Look no further. From Burbage to the Black Mountain, check out these esthetic problems.
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Nalle Climbs His First “Real” Multi-Pitch

When Beat Kammerlander established the route Silbergeier 5.14a in 1993, it is unlikely he ever expected it to become the multi-pitch route of choice for climbing’s bouldering clan. Epic TV wrote, “In recent years, despite its technical, slabby style and sparse
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New Route on Canon Cliff

Matt Ritter is a New England ice climber who owns Walkabout Mountain Guides.  On Monday, Dec. 22, Ritter climbed the new Cannonade Direct on Canon Cliff with Jim Shimberg. “It only took me six attempts over the last few years,” Ritter wrote on his Facebook. The
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