In January Iker Pou made the second ascent of Chris Sharma’s desperate route from 2009 – Demencia Senil, 9a+, at Margalef, to the north west of Barcelona in Spain.
Climbing and mountaineering has changed a lot in the past 20 years, and so has the literature that becomes of it. Pre the 90’s expeditions to the big hills in particular, were reserved for the elite few of the world’s finest, or national campaigns.
He is a household name amongst big wall climbers; a legendary figure that took the sport of rock climbing to a new level by opening big wall routes in Yosemite Valley in the 50’s and 60’s.
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Kaapstad – Die voorste lit van ’n man se linkergroottoon sal gerekonstrueer moet word nadat ’n rots daarop geval het terwyl hy Leeukop uitgeklim het.
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Facts and rumours about what Adam Ondra did in Cataluña got a bit confusing… 8c+ onsight? 9a first go? To get things right, I asked the man himself: Oh yeah, that is a complete misunderstanding. I did it first go in a way, but I knew all the moves in Fabela from the other routes: [...]
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When 23-year-old Kyle Meeneham first started making his way around the perimeter of South Africa more than 270 days ago, it was because he “just felt like walking”.
Climbing photographer Simon Carter explains the tricks of the trade in this interesting short video clip.
The UCT wall provided some challenging problem’s, Problem 13 and 15 eluded all the competitors…
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Round two of WP Boulder League is at the MCSA Cape Town Wall, 97 Hatfield Street.
Climb Like a Girl are holding a one day climbing workshop in Cape Town on the 27th of February.
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At Santa Linya in Spain Adam Ondra has onsighted the F8c+ La Fabela and instead of stopping to clip the chains he carried on, adding the finish of the Enmienda link-ups (this specific link is given an overall grade of F9a).
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Jason Haas has completed the hardest pitch in Colorado’s South Platte area, a roof seam that’s protected with removable pro and might be 5.14a.
The new route, Comprometido, took Haas about a year and a half to redpoint.
Last week Andreas Proft from Germany climbed the route Path of Excess Power 8a+ at Echo Valley, Spain, without a rope and barefoot.
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Daniel Woods has completed a short granite roof in Boulder Canyon, Colorado, that he’s graded V16 — the first boulder problem given this grade in the United States, and one of the few in the world.
South Africa’s Chris Bertish took home the $50,000 first-prize check, but as he said, “It took all of us to make this happen. I cannot believe what we saw out there today, and how well it was surfed by everybody.”
According to an article recently published by the ScienceDaily, a new study reveals that mountain climbers are often affected by a swelling of the corneas, but that this phenomenon does not appear to affect vision at altitudes of up to 6,300 meters.
After 12 days on the wall of Mount Roraima, a tepui on the border of Venezuela and Guiana, Brazilian climbers Márcio Bruno, Fernando Leal and Eliseu Frechou succeeded on the first ascent of a new route by the Guiana side.
SA National Parks (SANParks) and AfriForum have reached an agreement regarding a racial discrimination complaint by two white students.
The newly released film ‘Nanga Parbat’ has reignited a blazing feud surrounding the death of Günther Messner.
“Did some climbing without a rope today. And I don’t mean bouldering,” Steve House teased on Facebook, posting a photo of a slim band of white-and-yellow ice.