Here is what’s making headlines from the world of climbing.
Ralf Dujmovits will Return to Everest
In December 2013, Ralf Dujmovits was at the base of the Diamir Face on Nanga Parbat with plans to climb to do the first winter ascent of the peak. With worsening weather, Dujmovits packed it in and aborted his plan. He has announced he will attempt to solo an undetermined route on the north face without supplemental oxygen this spring.
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The Prime Directive
Matt McCormick climbed a new M10+ in Vermont. McCormick redpointed the route on his fourth try. “It is about 25 metres of overhanging drytooling before it gains the 10-metre ice pillar,” said McCormick.
Take the Throne
Uisdean Hawthorn and Callum Johnson made the first ascent of Take the Throne, VII,6, on Creag an Dubh Loch’s Broad Terrace Wall, Scotland.
Siegrist’s New Route
Jonathan Siegrist has climbed La Lune, 5.14d in Arrow Canyon, Nevada. “La Lune was born and my multi-season campaign in Arrow Canyon on two neighbouring and absolutely stunning routes, came to a beautiful close,” said Siegrist.
Source: Explores Web, NE Ice, Jonathan Siegrist’s Blog