Rescuers hope a helicopter can attempt to locate three climbers last seen five days ago high up on Pakistan’s frigid Gasherbrum-I. The three – an Austrian, a Swiss and a Pakistani – were just short of the summit when they were spotted Friday by a Polish team that was descending after reaching the summit of […]
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One of the most compelling climbers today in this regard is Adam Ondra. While clearly an athlete of the highest calibre, he has also clearly tapped into mental and psychological resources that have enabled an incredibly concentrated series of ascents in the 5.14c and up range in the past few years as well as notable success in the much more specialized game of bouldering. I have written about Adam in the past but never met him or contacted him before.
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On February 25, David Lama and Peter Ortner established a new route on the north face of Loska Stena, a circa 1000m high, five kilometer wide rock wall in Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Lama and Ortner, fresh from their first free climb of the Compressor Route, spent three days establishing the new, thirteen-pitch route, the Lama-Ortner (7 M6, 1300m).
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At the 2012 Hueco Rock Rodeo Daniel Woods had the best day of bouldering in his life. He was able to climb 76 v-points in 6 boulders.
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Petzl athlete Dave Graham showing that getting the first ascent isn’t all sunshine and roses… it’s hard work!
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Featuring Black Diamond athlete James Kassay, on a slew of hard problems in the V12 to V14 range in Hueco Tanks.
A couple of years ago we decided to expand our cam range by producing a single stem design with a dual axle. A simple enough proposal you might think, but not if you want to make a cam that would stand head and shoulders above the rest. The main advantage of the single stem […]