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  • MOUNTAINEERING / ICE CLIMBING

    Two New Routes in Alaska's Kichatna Spires

    4/24/14 - Ben Erdmann and Jess Roskelley have climbed two new routes above the rarely visited Trident Glacier in Alaska's Kichatna Spires, including the possible second ascent of 8,514-foot Augustin Peak. Read More

  • I saw a guy tying in with an old shipyard rope. We told him how unsafe that was. He said that his dad used the rope throughout the 1980s, so it should be fine. As we were walking away, he asked his buddy, "You want to risk it?" Read More

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    Deadliest Day on Everest

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  • I walked along the base of a sandstone wall 30 feet from the chocolate milk–like water of the Colorado River, looking up and hoping to see a decent line that went anywhere above 50 feet. Alas, the Grand Canyon is a tough place for a climber—tons of rock everywhere for almost a vertical mile above the river for 280 straight river miles, and most of it pure choss—which is why most people don’t go there to climb. Read More

  • Competition speed climbs can't possibly get much faster than this. Saturday at the SCS National Championships, John Brosler set a new U.S. speed climbing record by climbing the 10 meter route in 3.95 seconds (video below). The race was decided by hundredths of a second, with the Russian Stanislav Kokorin finishing the route in four seconds flat. Read More

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