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THE CLIMBER IN THE UNICORN SUIT

THE CLIMBER IN THE UNICORN SUIT

One of the climbing world’s least important mysteries has finally been solved!   Alex Honnold was roughly halfway up Freerider during his historic free solo of El Cap, looking for a water bottle he stashed on Heart Ledge when he…

The First Naked Ascent of El Capitan

The First Naked Ascent of El Capitan

El Capitan saw two firsts last week. On June 3, Alex Honnold made the historic first free solo of the monolithic wall via Freerider, climbing the route with nothing but the clothes on his back. On June 6, Leah Pappajohn and…

West Face of Sentinel

West Face of Sentinel

Kevin Jorgeson and Ben Rueck attempt the first free ascent of the classic West Face of Sentinel, the third big wall climbed in America, circa 1960.  

The Tuolomne Triple in 8 Hours

The Tuolomne Triple in 8 Hours

An Epic Yosemite Moderate Linkup Mark Smiley and Janelle Smiley tackle a modern classic. Climbing Tenya Peak, Matthes Crest and Cathedral Peak in a day. Covering this much rock and terrain in a short amount of time requires moving fast…

Golden Gate

Golden Gate

She had been trad climbing for only three years back then, but The North Face & Petzl Athlete, Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan’s ‘Golden Gate’ (5.13 VI). 6 days and 40 pitches…

Yuji and The Evolution of Climbing

Yuji and The Evolution of Climbing

In this Ted Talk, Yuji explains the evolution in climbing by comparing the assent of The Nose on El Capitan in 1958 that took 49 days, with his record assent of the same route 50 years later (2hours 37minutes and 5…

Hazel Findlay’s Secret To Freeing El Cap – ‘Just Try’

Hazel Findlay’s Secret To Freeing El Cap – ‘Just Try’

Hazel Findlay is not just one of the best and boldest female trad climbers around, she’s one of the best regardless of gender. But, what makes Hazel truly special is her down-to-earth personality, which shines through in this video. Join…

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