CRAG-VT and Access Fund recorded a permanent easement this month to strengthen conservation and recreation protections at Bolton Dome.
Fred Rouhling sparked controversy when he graded Akira 9b [5.15b] in 1995, a world first. Now, 25 years later, Séb Bouin and Lucien Martinez have repeated the line.
After ending an attempt 32 pitches up on Halloween, Cannon returned and climbed the route in 20:26.
The average climbing gym is currently seeing 42% of normal revenue.
The acquisition adds a new backcountry area to the Gunks, offering a remote experience that boasts routes from 5.5 to 5.13.
Chanourdie redpointed Eagle 4 (5.15b) after climbing her first 5.15a earlier this year.
Bouin decided to pursue the impressive line after the pandemic forced him to spend his climbing time close to home.
Harrington began considering the project after freeing the line over six days in 2015. She's since invested dozens of days on the route over the last two years.
Honnold took nearly four minutes off the previous record, set by the late Brad Gobright in 2019.
Where the leading candidates stand on three issues that are important to climbers and the climbing industry.
Thrown together by the coronavirus lockdown, John Ebers and Ben Wilbur have achieved big alpine ascents and even attempted the CUDL Traverse.
While Pearson, like first ascensionist Jacopo Larcher, declined to grade the line, he says it has the hardest sequence of moves he’s climbed on trad gear.
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