Castles in the Sky

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Sonnie Trotter establishing a stunning new route called Castles in the Sky, a five pitch 5.14 on Castle Mountain near Banff, Alberta

2016-04-04 12:00:53  

Naked Edge Speed Record Attempt

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Rab® Athlete Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright chase the speed record on Eldorado Canyon's most iconic route, "The Naked Edge" (5.11). With multiple pitches of 5.11 and standing at over 600' tall, this video was shot during

2016-04-03 00:27:53  

Siegrist in Oliana

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Fresh from the success of completing La Rambla, Jonathan Siegrist moves onto a new challenge: Power Inverter. Nestled in amongst the stunning scenery of Oliana in Catalonia, Spain, Jonathan finds himself getting a bit introspective in the quest t

2016-02-08 19:00:07  

Don Whillans Patagonia

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A story of two expeditions to two mountains, one in Argentina the other in Chile which despite being a decade apart, had one man common during both trips was Don Whillans, an icon of British climbing in the 50s and 60s whose routes still are test

2016-02-08 18:19:37  

David Lama High Spirits Nepal

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In November 2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker became the first expedition ever to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6907 meters high mountain located at the border of Nepal and Tibet.

2016-02-08 18:14:47  

"Welcome to Barbados" Aussie Trad

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Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ben Rueck climbing the route "Welcome to Barbados" in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, Australia. Check out this beautiful and unique place with a great route to climb. Inspired by local Malcom "HB" Matheson it is an

2016-02-02 18:16:47  

Josh Wharton RMNP Mixed

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Josh Wharton talks about his training strategy: like using mixed climbing when he's exhausted as technical and psychological training for his big-mountain objectives.

2016-02-02 17:48:51  

Deep Throat

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Story of the first ascent of the mixed route "Deep Throat" in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.

2016-01-07 18:14:26  

Alex Honnold in Angola

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Alex Honnold is the most accomplished free climber in the world. Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some of the most epic unclimbed

2015-12-18 20:10:28  

Sharma back to the future on Magie Blanche

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Just outside the town of Mouriès, France, in the small Alpilles Mountains, sits a legendary iconic route from 1986 called, "Magie Blanche" (White Magic). This twenty-meter-high dead-vertical wall of 8b+ (5.14a) has little in common with the route

2015-12-10 17:26:35  

Echoes. Outside Is hot And sticky

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WARNING - contains strong language! 'Why Echoes, it's a good question... It came from one of my first essays, also called echoes. This essay was an echo into my past life, a reverberation to and from the life I had made for myself. (...) Echoes o

2015-12-02 20:59:35  

Molly Mitchell FA of Spoiled Moose

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First Ascent of a 5.13 R rated route in Boulder Canyon. A variation/extension of an existing route in Boulder Canyon called “The Spoils”.

2015-11-30 20:42:50  

All Roads Lead to Scotland

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Opposites attract. There isn’t a more appropriate statement to describe the unlikely yet formidable climbing partnership that is Nick Bullock and Tim Neill. They met on the mountains of Scotland in winter, and despite walking their own paths in t

2015-11-25 20:00:08  

Ben Ditto first ascent of High Times

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Eddie Bauer athlete and renowned climbing photographer Ben Ditto ticks the first ascent of High Times (5.13b), a steep, northeast-facing line on Drug Dome in Tuolumne Meadows. A longtime Yosemite local, Ditto ticked his initial first ascent on on

2015-11-25 19:42:27  

Will Mayo on Desert Gold

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Desert Gold, one of the most classic roof cracks in the desert, lies just north of Black Velvet Canyon in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, Nevada. After a 5.8 approach pitch, the crux pitch follows an overhanging finger crac

2015-11-25 19:34:30  

Steph Davis Free Solo

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Steph Davis from the Sharp End movie, by Sender Films--the North Chimney of Castleton Tower in Moab, Utah, and Pervertical Sanctuary on the Longs Peak Diamond.

2015-11-19 15:02:46  

Chris Sharma on Dessechement Planetaire

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Chris Sharma sends "Dessèchement planétaire" (8c - 5.14b FA) during the Petzl RocTrip Tarn 2013. It was the first ascent of this amazing route above the water, located in the L'Oasif sector, in the Gorges du Tarn, Fra

2015-11-18 18:58:46  

Ashima Shiraishi & Kai Lightner in Norway

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Watch as award-winning teenagers, Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner climb to new heights in the Flatanger Cave in Norway on 5.14-5.15 terrain.

2015-11-18 03:13:39  

A Simple Machine

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The La Grave cablecar is an icon of big-mountain freeskiing, a unique lift that accesses some of the most classic unmarked and unpatrolled steep-skiing descents in the Alps. As La Grave faces historic challenges—its main road closed by rockfall a

2015-11-10 16:35:36  

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