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The report of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 that took place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 - 12 October 2014.
The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 begins today. The international climbing meeting takes place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 – 12 October 2014. More than 2500 climbers are expected for this third edition that will celebrate sport climbing with a handful of true climbing legends: Patxi Arocena, Yuji Hirayama, Gerhard Hörhager, Ben Moon, Jean-Baptiste Tribout and Boone Speed.
At Pembroke in Wales Caroline Ciavaldini has climbed Mercia Wall E8, Yuji Hirayama has climbed The Big Issue E9 while James Pearson has made a flash ascent of Something's Burning E9. Caroline Ciavaldini talks us through these three difficult trad climbs.
The program of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival, to be held on the Greek island from 9 to 12 October 2014. The third edition will feature climbing legends of the '80s and '90s such as: Patxi Arocena John Dunne, Yuji Hirayama, Gerhard Hörhager, Beat Kammerlander, Jean-Baptiste Tribout and Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla.
The video documenting the first ascent of Zembrocal (140m, 8c+), put up by Caroline Ciavaldini, Sam Elias, Yuji Hirayama, Jacopo Larcher and James Pearson on Reunion island.
A strong international team of climbers comprised of Caroline Ciavaldini, Sam Elias, Yuji Hirayama, Jacopo Larcher and James Pearson have just completed a 3 week trip to the Reunion island in the Indian Ocean where they established a flurry of new routes, the highlight being the multi-pitch Zembrocal (140m, 8c+).
At Balmanolesca in NW Italy James Pearson made the first repeat, and first trad ascent, of A Denti Stretti 8b+, while at nearby Cadarese Caroline Ciavaldini made a trad ascent of Grazie Rickie 8a+ .
Japanese climber Toru Nakajima had repeated the boulder problem Tokoyo 8C at Kasagi in Japan.
Interview with Japanese climber Tomoko Ogawa who made the first female ascent of an 8B+ boulder problem, Catharsis at Shiobara in Japan.
Sun, sea, great climbing and partying. These are the ingredients of the first The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival which took place on the Greek island from 26 - 30 September 2012.
Information and photos of the latest climbing trip by Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini to Mt Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia
In the Mount Kinabalu National Park in Borneo Yuji Hirayama has freed the multi-pitch Pogulian Do Koduduo 9a, while Daniel Woods has added Tinipi 9a+.
During a brief trip to Italy the Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama visited the crags Discoteca, Cadarese, Valle dell'Orco and Balmanolesca in search of Italian trad.
Interview with Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama, who on 15/09/2009 made the sixth ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish, Canada.
40 year old Yuji Hirayama has amde the first ascent of The Fifth Element 9a at Chichibu, Japan.
Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine have once again broken their Speed record on The Nose, El Capitan, climbing the route in 2:37:05
Interview with Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama after his recent record speed ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite, together with Hans Florine.
Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama have set a new speed record on the Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, climbing the route in 2:43:33.
On 9 June Yuji Hirayama on-sighted his second ever 8c, "Pata Negra" at Rodellar in Spain.
An interview with Yuji Hirayama after the first ever 8c on-sight: "White Zombi", Baltzola Cave, Spain.
On 6/10/2004 Yuji Hirayama made the first ever 8c on-sight: "White Zombi", Baltzola Cave, Spain.
Yuji Hirayama has repeated the Huber brothers' El Niño, El Capitan, Yosemite, America
Yuji Hirayama has made the first repeat of Golden Gate 5.13b by the huber brothers in Yosemite, America
In just 2.48.55 Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine set new Nose record in Yosemite
Yuji Hirayama climbs the Salathé, Yosemite in 13 hours
A year after his American tour with Yuji Hirayama, the Frenchman François Legrand is back in the States and on top form, sending Necessary Evil 5.14c/ 8c+ at Virgin River Gorge shortly after his arrival
The two-month 'Pig Brothers Tour' of America by François Legrand and Yuji Hirayama gets underway to climb the hardest routes in the States
Yuji Hirayama and Liv Sansoz win the fifth leg at Kranj and in doing so conquer the World Cup Difficulty 2000
The Frenchwoman Liv Sansoz and the Japanese Yuji Hirayama win the fourth stage of the World Cup Difficulty 2000 at Nantes, France
Hirayama redpoints seventh 8c+ at Massone, Italy
Hirayama repeats Noia 8c+ and adds Tecno metal 8c+ at Andonno, N. Italy
Yuji Hirayama wins first edition of "Xsport Corextreme Summer Games" at Tokyo. François Legrand places second, Cristian Brenna third
Yuji Hirayama is the first person in the world to onsight the mythical 8c. The route is called Mortal Kombat and is situated at Castillon, France.
Interview with Yuji Hirayama, by Vinicio Stefanello, Nicoletta Costi and Nicola Noè after the 1999 Arco Rock Master.