Chris Sharma recently sent “Chaxi” 9a+ (the second part of “Chaxiraxi” 9b that Adam Ondra climbed recently) and “Fight or Flight” 9b in Oliana in the same day!
Jason Temple-Forbes sent his long term project at Oudtshoorn during the past Easter holidays.
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Ah, El Chonta. If you ever told Angie she’d spend two weeks sleeping in a cave in Mexico, she definitely wouldn’t have believed you! But oh how life changes when you marry a rock climber… and then become one yourself.
It’s not every girl who gets to celebrate her big day with a 5 am wake up call to a fresh Mexican birthday cake and then a hike in the heat of the morning to a limestone cave, home of deadly chinches and long drop toilets.
“Never slept. My mind kinda just shut off periodically. Was shaken out of it before sunrise by serious thunder and lightning. My first words of the day were – we’re f**ked now!”
Jain Kim and Kilian Fischhuber were the winners of the first Boulder World Cup of the 2011 season in Milano.
Swiss mountain guide Erhard Loretan, one of the few climbers to reach the summits of all 14 of the world’s peaks above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), died April 28 in a climbing accident on his 52nd birthday.