Dutch sport climber Jorg Verhoeven and Austrian David Lama, of recent controversy, have freed a longstanding project in the Valle del Sarca, Italy. The line climbs the east face of Monte Brento, a wall of brittle rock as tall as El Capitan, and steeper.
Needing only 20 minutes Paul Robinson made a super quick ascent of Daniel Woods’ compression problem Derailed, 8B+. He also managed to do the 2nd ascent of Jungle bar, 8A+/B.
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Tom Ballard, son of the prodigy 90’s climber Alison Hargreaves who died descending K2 in 1995, has announced he wants to attempt the same mountain solo, and in winter. Ballard, now 21, is training in the Swiss Alps on the Eiger in preparation for the climb on the peak mountaineers often refer to and the […]
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Lead and Speed World Cups wrapped up today in Chamonix, France, with Spain’s Ramón Julian Puigblanque and French climber Charlotte Durif finishing first in the men’s and women’s lead comp.
Not directly related to climbing, but it could affect your weekends somewhere in the next 6 months!!! Ominous reports are leaking past the BP Gulf salvage operation news blackout that the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico may be about to reach biblical proportions.
In response to the black bear attack the Forest Service has temporarily closed the Red River Gorge Geologic Area.
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Recently, Madaleine Sorkin and Kate Rutherford completed the first female-team free ascent of Free Rider (VI 5.12d, 37 pitches), a four-pitch variation to the Salathé Wall that is the most popular free line on the main face of El Cap.
Five mountain passes in the Eastern Cape have been closed due to bad weather in parts of the province, Arrive Alive said on Monday.
One of the world’s leading high-altitude skiers Fredrik Ericsson is on a quest to become the first person to ski down the three highest peaks on the planet – K2, Kangchenjunga and Everest.
The Sheffield Boulder World Cup 2010 was a lovely event taking place in a circus tent on a grassy fairground. Fortunately weather forecasts were wrong and we enjoyed perfect english boulder conditions!
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