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Sonnie Trotter | First free ascent of Ewbank Route on Tasmania’s Totem Pole
‘The Ewbank Route’ on the iconic Totem Pole saw all 4 of its original pitches climbed free by two local talents, Doug McConnel, and Dean Rollins.
Climbing progression in perspective
Climbing Progression: In May 2015 I was in South Africa for 10 days to visit family, friends and to climb. Back then my friend Unio Joubert was in a wheelchair.
Truitjieskraal Nature Reserve is situated inside the Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve of the Cederberg Conservancy, South Africa – a World Heritage Site.
The Pembroke experience: rock climbing with Steve McClure and Clinton Martinengo
Steve McClure teams up with Clinton Martinengo from Capetown to climb the classic routes Knock yourself out!
Freestyle at Llandudno
Matt Bush has opened a new problem at Llandudno and is working on a new project in Fresnaye.
Waterkloof Routes Update
We had 100 bolts and hangers and yet it still wasn’t enough to satisfy our enthusiasm for first ascents at Waterkloof.
The Pembroke experience: rock climbing with Sophie Whyte and Gosia Lipinska
Sophie Whyte teams up with Gosia Lipinska to climb some classic routes on the Pembrokeshire coast.
Alex Megos Sends Hubble (8c+), Northern Lights (9a)
9 Jun 2016: South Africa | 1 Comment
Alex Megos, 22, has redpointed Ben Moon’s famous Hubble (8c+/35) at Raven Tor in the Peak District, U.K.
Alex Honnold Free Solos The Complete Scream
The full, unedited footage of Alex Honnold free soloing a 200ft route at Fair Head, Northern Ireland.
Testing the new Wild Country Friends
6 Jun 2016: South Africa | 1 Comment
James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini put the new Friends through their paces on the Gritstone crags of the Peak District.
Climbing Passes Major Hurdle on Road to 2020 Olympics
3 Jun 2016: South Africa | 1 Comment
This week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board supported a proposal to add five new sports to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
This past year in the mountains served as my recovery…
Sierra Blair-Coyle climbs building with Vacuum Cleaners
31 May 2016: South Africa | 4 Comments
Sierra Blair-Coyle gets two vacuum cleaners strapped to her back to climb a building.
Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide
US scientists have produced their most precise date yet for the landslide that shaped the iconic canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.
Alpine Defined, Emma Twyford in Chamonix
Route setter and sport climber Emma Twyford goes alpine climbing for the first time in Chamonix.
Project360 Conquers Mount Everest
Four Sherpa’s documented the whole South route to the summit of Mount Everest with a 360° camera rig.