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Fourth Woman to Climb 5.14d

Muriel Sarkany became the fourth woman to climb 5.14d by climbing Punt X in the Gorges du Loup, France. Check out this video from Nov. 2013 of Sarkany making history. For more on Sarkany, visit her website here.
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Climbers Summit Everest

A weather window has allowed a number of climbers to stand on top of the world’s highest peak. As more climbers prepare for an attempt, snows and high wind compromise their climb. South Side Chinese Wang Jing and five Sherpas made the summit up the Nepalese normal route.
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(Re) Climbing the Classics

Mammut unites two generations of passionate climbers for the project Reclimbing the Classics. Young and old gather to climb six rock classics – milestones in history. The people who climbed the six routes for the first time join younger athletes for a journey which bridges the
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New Route in the Tauern Alps

At the start of April, Johannes Bachmann and Manuel Tinkhauser made the first ascent of Seltene Erden M4+ V+, a new ice and mixed route up the northeast face of Wildgall in the Rieserferner Group, Tauern Alps. The aesthetic line has become quite popular. For a complete trip
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Garnbret sends Katakombe

Slovenian Janja Garnbret, 15, has made an ascent of Katakombe 5.14a in Kotecnik, Slovenia. She had previously climbed a number of 5.13+ routes and had attempted Katakombe in 2013. She is currently a European youth champion in lead an bouldering. For more awesome photos, click the
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First female ascent of world’s first 5.14b

Melissa Le Neve has repeated the world’s first 5.14b, Wolfgang Gullich’s Wallstreet in Frankenjura It has been 27 years since the 27-year-old Gullich made the first climbed it and Neve is the first woman to make an ascent. The route has a burly start with a number of
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New V10s in Okanagan

The Okanagan has long been a destination for climbers. The warm spring brought great conditions to the area and climbers have been busy scrubbing new problems and sending old projects. Andy White, who runs the Okanagan bouldering website, sent two of his projects. White wrote on
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Speed Record on Wapta Traverse

The Wapta Traverse is the only hut-to-hut multi-day ski traverse in North America.  The trip has easy access, multiple ski-mountaineering objectives, big glaciers, excellent snow, lots of potential for turns and four huts. The 45-kilometre route moves back and forth across the
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New Route on Huntington by Mayo and Wharton

Mount Huntington has long been one of the most sought-after alpine peaks in Alaska. Canadians Nick Buda and Bryce Brown recently climbed The Harvard Route and reported great conditions. Will Mayo posted this on social media on May 12: “Josh Wharton and I climbed a new route
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Lee solos Let’s Get Killed

Let’s Get Killed is a stout route at Lancashire on Wilderness Rocks and goes at E6, 6B, with a rope on. Nathan Lee solos the 12-metre route that has a burly roof and sketchy face that has some dubious holds. It was first climbed in 2001 by Thomas de Gay.  
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