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  • 08.02.2016 Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl breakthrough with Interstellar Spice at Helmcken Falls

    Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl breakthrough with Interstellar Spice at Helmcken Falls

    At the Helmcken Falls in Canada Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl have made the first ascent of Interstellar Spice, a new ice climb they describe as setting "a new level of difficulty for any route of this style."

  • 05.02.2016 Tom Ballard claims world's first D15 dry tooling climb in the Dolomites

    Tom Ballard claims world's first D15 dry tooling climb in the Dolomites

    British climber Tom Ballard has freed A Line Above the Sky at Tomorrow's World, Dolomites. If the D15 grade is confirmed, this climb weighs in as the hardest drytooling route in the world.

  • 05.02.2016 Oman sport climbing gems discovered by Petit, Macadam, Ruscior

    Oman sport climbing gems discovered by Petit, Macadam, Ruscior

    The climbing report by French climber Arnaud Petit who in January 2016, together with Read Macadam and Alex Ruscior, established a host of new sport climbs in the Valley of Giants and Wadi Bani Khalid in Oman, before repeating routes at Hadash and on Jebel Misht.

  • 04.02.2016 Cerro Torre SE Ridge, or Compressor route: the ascent by Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach

    Cerro Torre SE Ridge, or Compressor route: the ascent by Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach

    From 30 - 31 January 2016 Italy’s Matteo Della Bordella and Switzerland’s Silvan Schüpbach climbed the SE Ridge (Compressor Route) of Cerro Torre (Patagonia). After the bolts were chopped by Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk in January 2012, this is the third ascent of this route. The first carried out by David Lama (20-21/01/2012 together with Peter Ortner, with a variation on the headwall) is also the first and so far only totally free ascent. The second ascent was carried out by the Slovenians Luka Krajnc and Tadej Krišelj. The report by Matteo Della Bordella.

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