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Published: 2017-09-25T12:38+01:00

 



VIDEO: Mason Earle's battle with Cobra Crack, Squamish

2017-09-25T12:38+01:00

(image) Cobra Crack in Squamish is infamous within knarly crack climbing circles. It's hosted a number of battles over the years, but Mason Earle's is perhaps the only war. This film focuses on Mason's eight years of attrition, and captures his changing motivations over time - from simply wanting to beat Alex Honnold to an ascent, to eventually wanting to climb the route for himself.



NEWS: Biographie, second 9a+ for Margo Hayes!

2017-09-25T09:03+01:00

(image) Margo Hayes has repeated Chris Sharma's iconic Biographie, 9a+, at Céüse, France. This was the first female ascent and Margo's second of the grade after La Rambla which she repeated in February.



NEWS: IFSC Lead/Speed World Cup & Paraclimbing Cup Edinburgh: Report

2017-09-25T09:00+01:00

(image) The fifth round of the IFSC Lead World Cup took place at EICA Ratho near Edinburgh this weekend. For the first time in 14 years, the IFSC lead circuit returned to the UK, once again attracting the World's best lead competition climbers to the quarry-turned-climbing wall in Ratho, which was also the chosen venue for the UIAA World Cup in December 2003. The weekend also hosted a round of the IFSC Speed World Cup and the Paraclimbing Cup.



NEWS: Stoners Spark Big Fat ...Mountain Rescue

2017-09-24T20:29+01:00

(image) A group of walkers were rescued in the Lake District at the weekend when one of their number got too high on cannabis to come back down without assistance.



NEWS: The Singularity finally repeated by Nalle Hukkataival

2017-09-22T20:34+01:00

(image) Nalle Hukkataival has made the first repeat of Tim Clifford's Singularity, ~8B+, at Squamish, BC, Canada.



FRI NIGHT VID: Katie Lambert & Caroline George in Lofoten

2017-09-22T18:29+01:00

(image) This week's Friday Night Video takes us to the Arctic archipelago of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, where granite towers pierce through the sea in an incredible landscape of mountains, with quaint fishing villages nestled in the fjords. US climbers Caroline George and Katie Lambert visit the islands for the first time in this film, and their impression of the place matches that of many a visitor to Lofoten...



NEWS: Glen Coe Skyline - Full Race Roundup

2017-09-22T15:10+01:00

(image) In one of the biggest hill running events ever to hit the Scottish highlands, four different races were held in Lochaber last weekend. Claire Maxted reports on all the action.



NEWS: Beat Kammerlander (58) frees Kampfzone, 8c multi pitch

2017-09-22T09:39+01:00

(image) Beat Kammerlander (58) has free climbed his own Kampfzone in the Rätikon mountain range. The crux pitches weighs in around 8c and 8b+.



NEWS: British Finalists in Banff Mountain Book Competition

2017-09-21T12:28+01:00

(image) A handful of books by British authors and publishers have made the longlist in the prestigious Banff Mountain Book Competition, which is part of the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Alberta, Canada.



NEWS: Alex Puccio repeats Riverbed, ~8B

2017-09-21T11:31+01:00

(image) Alex Puccio has repeated the classic Riverbed, ~8B, at Magic Wood/Averstal in Switzerland.



NEWS: Eye of Odin, 8c+, by Paige Claassen

2017-09-21T10:25+01:00

(image) Paige Claassen has made the first female ascent of Eye of Odin, 8c+, in the Hanshelleren cave, Flatanger, Norway.



NEWS: Jenya Kazbekova climbs Güllich, 8c+

2017-09-21T10:24+01:00

(image) Jenya Kazbekova has repeated Güllich, 8c+, at Red Stone, Crimea. This was the first female ascent of the route and the first 8c+ for Jenya.



VIDEO: The Warrior's Roof

2017-09-20T12:18+01:00

(image) 13 years after belaying Didier Berthod on the first ascent, Fred Moix repeats Greenspit, an 8b+ roof crack in the Valle dell'Orco, Italy.



NEWS: Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi on Link Sar

2017-09-20T12:16+01:00

(image) In late August, British alpinist Tom Ballard attempted the North East face of Link Sar (7041m) in the Pakistan Karakoram alongside Italian mountaineer Daniele Nardi. Despite a bold effort in the face of heavy snowfall and avalanches, the pair were unfortunately forced to retreat due to bad weather after spending three days at 5700m.

Tom sent us an account of their attempt.




NEWS: UKClimbing/Rockfax give boost to BMC Horseshoe Heroes Crowdfunding Campaign

2017-09-19T16:18+01:00

(image) We have just made a significant donation to support the BMC Horseshoe Heroes Crowdfunding Campaign, which is raising funds to support the rebolting of Horseshoe Quarry in the Peak District.