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


    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

  • "Her son was still on the wall, suspended about 20 feet up. The only thing holding him up was a Grigri chained to the floor." Read More


    Climb of the Week: The Tom Egan Memorial

    August 23, 2015 - The most inspirational climb this week undoubtedly was Will Stanhope’s send of the Tom Egan Memorial, the free version of an old route on the east face of Snowpatch Spire in Canada’s Bugaboos. Read More

  • "I went climbing with a 5.13+ leader, so I didn't put too much thought into his belay technique until I fell at the second bolt and landed on the ground." Read More


    Stanhope Redpoints Bugaboos' Hardest Free Climb

    August 17, 2015 - Canadian Will Stanhope has redpointed the Tom Egan Memorial Route on the east face of Snowpatch Spire in the Bugaboos. Climbing with his longtime partner on the project, Matt Segal from the U.S., Stanhope completed the climb over four days, grading it V 5.14. Read More