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Worlds First Water-Ice 10?

Will Gadd and Tim Emmett have established a 30-meter, 45-degree overhanging ice climb behind an unfrozen waterfall in British Columbia. Spray from the 140-meter (460′) Helmcken Falls plasters blobs and daggers of ice to the volcanic rock, creating a unique style of ice route.


Upcoming Climbing Comp

The Barn is hosting its 5th Anniversary competition in celebration of 5yrs running under the current management. The comp will be held at the Barn on the 6th Feb.

Once Was Enough for Jessica

Jessica Biel will not climb Mount Kilimanjaro again. The Valentine’s Day actress was glad she scaled Africa’s highest peak, but the physical challenge left her “miserable”.


The Tahrs are back

Six years after a decision to cull Table Mountain’s entire Himalayan tahr population enraged and divided Cape Town residents, half a dozen of the animals have been filmed grazing on the mountain’s Platteklip Gorge path.


Gratta e vinci, new mixed route for Florian Riegler

Last December the South Tyroleans Florian Riegler, Hannes Lehmyer and Tamara Lunger carried out the first ascent of Gratta e vinci (120m, M10, WI 5) at the Passo delle Pedale/Mendola. On 21/12/09 Florian and his brother Martin made the first redpoint ascent.