In November 2016, Pete Whittaker became the first person to solo - all free - El Capitan in under 24 hours, finishing in 20 hours and 6 minutes. Rope Solo Free climbing is a sport that few people know about and even fewer people do.
On February 28, 2017 Nina Williams made the first female ascent of Ambrosia, a 50-foot V11 (5.14 X) on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder in the Buttermilks of Bishop, California. The first ascent was done by Kevin Jorgeson in 2009.
Another great year at the 24th Hueco Rock Rodeo hosted by the American Alpine Club and presented by Five Ten, Avery Brewing, Patagonia, Organic, and La Sportiva. Thanks to Mind Frame Cinema for capturing these world class boulderers doing what they do best!
In January of 2009, after a 9-month battle (and 30 years since the First Aid Ascent) "The Ewbank Route" on the iconic Totem Pole saw all 4 of its original pitches climbed free by two local talents, Doug McConnel, and Dean Rollins.
Chalk aufgefüllt? Schuhe neubesohlt? Campusboard-Session erledigt? Jetzt wird es ernst: die HardMoves FightClub Edition 2015/2016 startet. Den Anfang machen am 3. Oktober 2015 Chimpanzodrome und Boulderplanet aus Köln sowie die Oldenburger Hallen Oldenbloc und up Kletterzentrum.
Great climbers aren't born, they're made and the place that they learn their craft is what makes them who they are. From the people around them to their local climbing spots, it all feeds into the type of athlete they become just as our earliest climbing experiences shape our climbing style and future expectations.