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Woods confirms another Ondra 8c+ (9a)

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Woods confirms another Ondra 8c+ (9a)

Daniel Woods has climbed Golden Ticket in the Red River Gorge, for which he gives a personal grade of 8c+, just like Ondra did as he onsighted it. "Such an incredible route! My favorite in the Red. Was lucky to battle with thin skin and fight to the top on my 3rd go. Varied movement throughout the route. Psyched to start bolting! We just received bolting equipment. Jon and I are going to bolt this new cave we found between purgatory and this other random cliff. It is a sick wall. Hopefully it produces some hard projects. Adams new lines at the chocolate factory look sick!" (Adam spent most of his last days bolting, since he had done most of the hard routes)." (c) Francois Lebeau

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Technical and aesthetic evolution: La Sportiva presents Katana Laces

Technical and aesthetic evolution: La Sportiva presents Katana Laces

Advertorial: For the SS2022 collection, La Sportiva releases the new version of the Katana Laces shoe, which enriches the climbing category and is presented as …

Lena Müller "ecopoints" 350 km on a bike to climb two dream cracks

Last year, we made an interview with Lena Müller and the ecological crises. She is currently doing a PhD at the University of Innsbruck about the effects of climate change on mountain ecosystems. In the documentary video she takes her bike 350 km to climb two dream cracks.

Janja trains almost only on a spraywall

"I do 95 % of the training on the wall. I am not doing any finger boarding. I am not doing any fitness. I am training six times a week for four hours on the spray wall and that is it. I kept repeating to myself, "if I am not having fun, then I will not win". It is as simple as that." Janja also thin…

Another Play in Paradise (7c, Lienz Dolomites)

Another Play in Paradise (7c, Lienz Dolomites)

Advertorial: Another Play in Paradise is a spicy route, one of 129 that traverse the south-facing slopes of the Lienz Dolomites in 5 sectors ranging in difficul…

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Arapiles Hardest Route

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Arapiles Hardest Route

After a quick ascent of Punks In The Gym 32, the first repeat of Snakes on a Train (32) amongst a whole host of other impressive ascents (such as flashing both pitches of Serpentine 29, Wagalak 29, and onsighting Eye Of The Tiger 29), it may come as little surprise that young gun from NZ (originally from the UK?) Wiz Fineron has claimed the long standing project at Arapiles, Somalia 33. This was a much lusted-after route with both Zac Vertrees and Ben Cossey also having their hats in the ring. -- LC

The Send Train!

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The Send Train!

Both Zac Vertrees and Tom O'Halloran have just recently climbed the amazing Groove Train 33 on Taipan Wall. Groove Train is the crimpy, runout extension to Groovy 28 and is widely considered one of the most beautiful hard routes on the planet. Tom flashed Groovy on Zac's beta. Image: Ben Cossey on Groove Train (c) Krystal Wright -- LC

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14th 8b and harder by Tito Traversa (12)

Tito Traversa has done Parsibuki perverse, 8b in Tetto di Sarre which was his 14th route 8b and harder. The first 8b he did when he was ten-years-old.

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Forgotten Password

We get a lot of emails from climbers who have forgotten their password. Just click on the ??? by the login and enter your email and your password will be sent to you automatically. If you have forgotten your email you can instead use your ID #. If you have forgotten both, please send an email to [email protected], included a new suggested password and we can open open up your account again with that new password.

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9a also by Jon Cardwell in RRG

Jon Cardwell became the fourth guy to do Southern Smoke Direct, 9a after Ondra (flash), Woods and Lachat during the last week in Red River Gorge. "Very happy to finish this one! At first I thought it would be not so bad but the boulder proved to be a nemesis for me. Incredible climbing! Thanks for the support Chelsea, Daniel and Adam.