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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”.

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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.

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Hikers Survive Fall into Ravine

Two 60-something hikers have been airlifted off Table Mountain in strong winds after they fell several metres into the Llandudno Ravine.

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North Face – In theaters beginning January 29, 2010

“Stunning! Takes you along on one of the great adventures of the 20th century.”

Reinhold Messner Interview

‘I want to be remembered as the alpinist who failed more than anyone else on the 8000m peaks.’ Reinhold Messner, his life and alpinism beyond the 8000m peaks. Interview by Erminio Ferrari and Ellade Ossola.

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.

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr add new route to Torres del Paine, Patagonia

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have recently returned from their trip to Patagonia where despite terrible weather conditions they managed to forge “Waiting for Godot” (750m, 7b) along the East Face of Central Tower to the Col which separates the Central and North Tower.

Upskill Climbing VietBLAM 2009 (Climbing in Vietnam)

Join us as eight Australian climbers explore the sport climbing and deep water soloing in Vietnam, and set to work establishing some of the country’s hardest new routes.

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Woods, Digiulian Flash U.S. Nationals

Daniel Woods and Sasha Digiulian were the top American finishers at the SCS Open National Championship at Momentum gym in Sandy, Utah. The two climbers head the new U.S. sport climbing team, gaining access to international events.