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  • August 31, 2015 - Ashima Shiraishi won a gold medal in bouldering in her age group at the World Youth Championship in Arco, Italy, today, while Margo Hayes won silver in her own group. Read More

  • "The belayer had been feeding out slack by holding down the Grigri's cam, but he didn’t release it when his climber fell." Read More

  • August 31, 2015 - British climbers Jacob Cook, Dave MacLeod, and Calum Muskett traveled to Norway to free climb Disco 2000, a 13-pitch route on Store Blamman's north face. MacLeod has produced a video with amazing footage of the climb. Read More

  • MOUNTAINEERING / ICE CLIMBING

    Climb of the Week: Two Karakoram First Ascents

    August 30, 2015 - The most inspiring climbs reported this week came at the hands of Scott Bennett, Steve Swenson, and Graham Zimmerman, who climbed two major first ascents in Pakistan. Read More

  • MOUNTAINEERING / ICE CLIMBING

    DiGiulian and Traversi Climb Eiger Free Route

    August 29, 2015 - After spending most of the month attempting to free a 5.13 rock route up the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland, Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi have redpointed Magic Mushroom, a 20-pitch 5.13a on the far right side of the wall. Read More

  • MOUNTAINEERING / ICE CLIMBING

    American Team Bags Two First Ascents in Pakistan

    August 26 - Scott Bennett and Graham Zimmerman have completed a new route on K6 West, a 7,040-meter (23,097-foot) peak in the Karakoram that had only been climbed once before. Earlier in the trip, they made the first ascent of Changi Tower (6,500 meters), along with Steve Swenson. Read More

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