Featuring vertical ice and mixed climbing at high altitude, it was of the hardest lines in the Himalaya 46 years ago. Despite many attempts it’s repelled a second ascent until now.
All the things you absolutely should not say in response to the question “What is that thing on your back?”
This simple rig can eliminate one of climbing's causes of fatalities.
It wasn't a gimme as Grossman squared off in Brixen, Italy, at the Boulder World Cup.
If a nearby climber hadn't intervened the outcome could have been a disaster.
The pioneering American sport climber is among the best to ever tie in, and was arguably the world’s strongest rock climber for almost 20 years.