Ah, El Chonta. If you ever told Angie she’d spend two weeks sleeping in a cave in Mexico, she definitely wouldn’t have believed you! But oh how life changes when you marry a rock climber… and then become one yourself.
20 year old Austrian competition climber Jakob Schubert has climbed several hard 8c+ routes in the past, but during the last few weeks he has proven he has reached an even higher level.
Interview with American climber Chris Sharma after his successful first ascent of First Round First Minute at Margalef, Spain.
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His first climbing “harness“ was made on his mother’s sewing machine with the straps from his butchered school satchel. He stole buckles and other bits from his father’s travel bags to complete the package.
This week, we sat down with Hans Florine, a Yosemite veteran who holds numerous speed records in the Valley. Florine first broke The Nose speed record in 1990, with a time of 8 hours and 5 minutes. In total, he has held the record seven times and has climbed the route 81 times.
Black and White is a great new route on solid rock typical of the remarkable Hand of Fatima.
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Blue skies! Well, not really. But every time we saw a teeny patch of blue sky it made us feel better. We are getting into the groove of things and learning to work with the weather. The kids did some impressive cranking today.