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Paul Brouard Sends Streetfighter

On the 1st of December 2009 Paul Brouard sent Streetfighter at Oudtshoorn ) (34/8c) at Oudtshoorn Main Crag. This is Pauls hardest route to date. The first South African to climb Streetfighter / Two to Win was Justin Hawkins on the 20th of October 2006. The route which was originally a long standing project at […]

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Sonnie Trotter, first trad ascent of Prosthetics at Mill Creek, Utah

Sonnie Trotter from Canada has made the first retro-trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x) at Mill Creek, Utah, USA. Thirty year old Sonnie Trotter from Canada recently travelled to Mill Creek in Utah where he carried out the first trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x), defining it as “one of the finest single pitch free […]

Photo: La lingua pura (7c, 6c oblig, 200m) on the North Face of Monte Monaco close to San Vito lo Capo in Sicily, Italy
Photo by Klaus Kranebitter

La lingua pura 7c, new multi-pitch on Monte Monaco, Sicily

A few days ago we reported about the recent developments at Never Sleeping Wall, the almost surreal little crag close to San Vito Lo Capo on the north-western tip of Sicily, Italy. During their holiday to this Mediterranean gem, the Austrians Albert Leichtfried and Paul Mair also made the first ascent of “La lingua pura”, […]

Late Season El Cap & Half Dome Link

Colin Haley and Dave Turner turner pulled off a late season link-up (possibly the latest ever?) of Yosemite’s El Capitan and Half Dome in preparation for their Patagonia trips coming up this winter. Full report on