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Unsent: How to Lie Your Way to the Top

Unsent /un-sent/ 1. To have failed so badly on a route you had previously climbed that you negate your redpoint. 2. A humor column.Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson spent 7 years working the Dawn Wall before it saw a first free ascent. Nalle Hukkataival worked the world’s first V17 for 3 years.... Continue reading

ARTICLE: Unknown Stones: Recent Developments in Colsterdale

6 hours agoExtreme Sports / Climbing : UKC

Will Hunt writes about discovering new problems in Colsterdale, which he has documented on his website Unknown Stones - a free resource offering information on little-known venues in Yorkshire. 'Three crags in the valley. So it was always thought. Show More Summary

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/19/17

Northwest:--Former AAI Guides Kurt Hicks and Mark Allen made the first ascent of Crater Creek Falls (WI4+, III) on Mt. Si. This is possibly the closest ice climbing to the Seattle metropolitan area. However, it's seldom cold low enough, long enough for something like this to form. Show More Summary

Stormbringer: No Retreat Ice Climbing in Norway

After two previous failed attempts, Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt, and Matthias Scherer determined that only a "no retreat" mentality could drive them to ascend the monstrous, ever-changing ice line Fjåne Fossenin vain in Eidfjord, Norway. After, they continued on,... Continue reading

Photos: Isabelle Faus on V14 and Mark Hudon on El Cap

Climber: Isabelle FausRoute: Wheel of Chaos (V14)Location: Upper Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoIsabelle Faus describes the moves on Wheel of Chaos, a granite and banded-gneiss testpiece at 10,000 feet above sea level, as “25 moves going through a roof, a 45, and... Continue reading

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

2017 Boston Boulder Brawl Format

Description: For more info and to register for the 2017 Boston Boulder Brawl (B3), visit: The Boston Boulder Brawl is an exciting bouldering competition, which is held at the Rock Spot Climbing location...Show More Summary

When Feminism Goes Too Far

Women are flourishing in climbing today. Just look around and it’s hard not to admire how incredible and far-reaching the female presence is in our sport. It’s true at every level, too—from the very best female climbers who are pushing the limits all the way down to average female climbers, whose opportunities and support abounds. Show More Summary

Chris Sharma and Friends: Gym Training Day

Watch crushers Chris Sharma, Pol Roca, Eric López, and Felipe Camargo hit the bouldering wall for a gym training day at Sharma Climbing BCN. Continue reading

Re-Gram: Show Us Your Training Photos

New Year’s resolutions, snow covered boulders, or too little daylight. Whatever the reason, climbers flock to the gym during the winter months. This is the time of year to train.Have you been doing one arm pinky front levers? Have you been eating donuts watching that guy do one arm pinky front... Continue reading

The Red Rock Housing Development Controversy Explained

Since 2002, when local real estate developer and CEO of Gypsum Resources Jim Rhodes purchased the approximately 2,000-acre parcel on Blue Diamond Hill, the land has been in a match of zoning tug-o-war between the developer and local conservation group Save Red Rock (SRR), with the... Continue reading

New Area in Joe's Valley

Description: This is the teaser video to a brand new area in Joe's Valley. Full length video coming soon.

ARTICLE: Climbing Through the Mind on the Eiger North Face

An account of climbing the Heckmair Route on the Eiger North Face, focussing on a more hospitable perception of the face and the mental hurdles that far outweigh the physical. "I see no hollow sunken chest, no bared ribcage hung with webs to catch the flies. What I see is a mother's arms, embracing her children and showing them the way."

After The Send: Spanish Road Trip (part 3)

Description: After The Send: Spanish Road Trip (part 3) The start of our trip around Spain, first destination Asturias!

Avalanche Airbags and You

It was February of 2012, and three skiers were dead just outside of the Stevens Pass Ski Area in the Tunnel Creek drainage. Five people were initially caught in the backcountry avalanche. One of the survivors became wedged between two trees while snow rushed over him. Show More Summary


Description: Thanks to Zach for sending; The Sheild (v12) The Law (v11) Dragon Slayer (v11) Seven Eleven (campus start0 (v10) Thanks to Matt for sending; Grimace (v8) Castaway (v7) Seven Eleven (v7) I was only a bee to send; Fat Cat (v5) Art of the Vogi (v4)

Ice Climbing Mega Whipper

The first rule of ice climbing is: Do not fall. But since this guy did anyway, we're glad he was wearing a GoPro.Related:The Wright Stuff: The One Rule Continue reading

Third Annual Beastmaker International Footless Festival Highlights

No need for precise footwork, or climbing shoes for that matter, at the Beastmaker International Footless Festival, a campus-only bouldering competition. This annual event is all about raw power. Watch highlights from the tour's first stop, London's Castle Climbing Centre,... Continue reading

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