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Matty Hong climbing in Spain (c) Petzl Sport

When Matty Hong sets out to accomplish something, like sending two 5.15a routes in Spain, there's nothing that can stop him from attaining his goal. During his spring trip to Spain, Matty applied himself to no end to make quick work of La Rambla in Siurana and Joe Mama in Oliana.

Hazel Findlay: Dealing With Recovery And The Mental Struggle Of Injury (c) EpicTV

It's been a tough year for Hazel Findlay, recovering from shoulder surgery and dealing with the frustration and impatience that goes with serious rehabilitation. Hazel spent most of her winter in Siurana, Spain, sport climbing and getting her shoulder back to strength.

Ethan Pringle Sends 'La Reina Mora' (5.14d) (c) The RV Project

"The moves, the length, the obviousness of the path—it was a king line, or rather, a queen line ... I felt confident a send would come after fairly little effort ... But La Reina Mora is a fearsome queen who demands respect. When in the beginning I ... stood in awe of her beauty, now I looked up at her with resentment for the way she’d exposed my weaknesses and insecurities."

Alex Megos in "Jungle Speed" (9a) in Siurana (c) Tenaya Climbing

Just after the send of the route "Estado Crítico", first world's 9a onsight, Alex Megos talks about Siurana and "Jungle Speed", a 9a in "La Capella" sector.

Jonathan Siegrist Goes Full Project Mode On "La Rambla" (9a+/5.15a) (c) EpicTV

Breaking into a new sport climbing grade can be an incredibly difficult challenge, but consolidating that breakthrough can be even harder. Having climbed his first 9a+/5.15a "Realization/Biographie" in 2014, EpicTV Shop climber Jonathan Siegrist set his sights on another classic of the grade: Spain's "La Rambla."

Sonnie Trotter in "Estado Critico" (9a) (c) Five Ten

Sonnie Trotter returns to Siurana in Spain after 14 years. This time he is back with his family and wants to try and finish off old projects and test himself on something harder.

Magnus Midtbø in "Jungle Speed" (8c+) (c) MadSkillz Media

Magnus Midtbø crushes the short and powerful Jungle Speed in Siurana in February 2015. The intro comments are made by Martin Mobråten who was the first Norwegian to climb the route a few weeks earlier. The video is from the actual ascent but a few clips are taken from another attempt as Henning Wang had to change positions.

Alex Megos and the accidental 9a Onsight (c) EpicTV

In this episode we're back with Alex Megos for the final part of our interview and today we're asking Alex to tell the story of his best known achievement - becoming the first person in the world to onsight 9a. An accomplishment that would have been unthinkable less than a decade ago.

[VIDEO] Alizée Dufraisse in "La Rambla" (9a+)

Alizée Dufraisse writes: I was in Spain again last febuary/march after 3 months training, to have fun there and try to find a project, not especially really hard. I was at the beginning of my big training program, so it was not the time to be in shape to try such a hard thing. First day I arrive, I look "la rambla" and I could resist to go and touch, see how is my level after all this training!!

[VIDEO] Daniel Jung in "La Rambla" (9a+)

A short film about the life of Daniel Jung in Siurana (Catalunya) and his climbing on "La Rambla". The footage not only covers Daniel climbing in one of the hardest routes but also his thoughts about life, climbs and travel.

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Erstbegehung am Cerro Kishtwar: Erfolg für Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist und Julian Zanker (c) Timeline Productions

Am 14. Oktober standen Stephan Siegrist (SUI), Julian Zanker (SUI) und Thomas Huber (GER) am Gipfel des Granitgiganten in Kaschmir. Sie sind das vierte Team, welches diesen Berg über eine spektakuläre Linie besteigen durfte. Ihr Ziel war die bisher noch undurchstiegene zentrale Nordwestwand des Cerro Kishtwar.