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Ethan Pringle on 'The Nest' (V15) (c) Mad Rock

More than 50 days of effort, hundreds of miles of hiking, hundreds of hours spent at this boulder, thousands of tries, and it was all over in a minute. Ethan Pringle hadd finally had the experience he was looking for.

'Comfort Zone' with Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist (c) La Sportiva North America

Before Alex Honnold's "Nose" speed record, and before Jonathan Siegrist sent "Jumbo Love," the pair teamed up this spring for some training time - each working projects outside of their comfort zones.

Ringlock Ranch (c) E Bauer

The desert is full of secrets, especially for a climber. There are many miles of cliffs waiting to be explored. Mason Earle has been driving force in the desert, and has spent many years searching the canyons of Utah for new routes.

Climbing The Shaft: Nate Murphy Gets Schooled On Big Walls And Massive Exposure (c) EpicTV

In the summer of 2017, Nate Murphy made his way to Yosemite to attempt what would be his toughest big wall challenge to date, to climb the 13 pitches of the Shaft Variation on the Muir Wall, 5.13c/8a+.

Without a partner: Pete Whittaker rope solos El Capitan in under 24 hours (c) teamBMC

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.

Chris Sharma on 'Everything is Karate' (5.14c/d) (c) Sharma Channel

Chris Sharma and Tommy Caldwell on leaning tower project and Chris makes second ascent of "Everything is Karate". One more time thanks to CASHUS PUHVEL, aka "best drone pilot in Bishop (California)", who film these amazing aerial shots.

Old Man Lightning (c) dawn kish

Cranky, yet witty bouldering legend John "Verm" Sherman has lost his mojo and is jonesing to regain it. What better way than to climb the world's most famous boulder problem, Yosemite's iconic Midnight Lightning?

BD Athlete Carlo Traversi Takes On The Triple 14 Challenge (c) Black Diamond Equipment

The perspective of difficulty is forever changing. With new ascents, new feats of strengths and new discoveries constantly raising the bar, a climber’s perception of what’s possible is always shifting.

Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Send 'Zodiac' (5.13d) on El Cap (c) Black Diamond Equipment

This past November, BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher went to battle on one of El Cap's most formidable free routes. With some of the hardest climbing in the Valley crammed into 16-pitches, the Zodiac (5.13d) had only seen two previous ascents ... until Babsi and Jacopo showed up.

FREE - Big Wall Climbing in Yosemite with Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein (c) La Sportiva

La Sportiva athlete Jorg Verhoeven makes the annual pilgrimage to Yosemite, California to attempt the 2nd free ascent of "The Dihedral Wall" (VI 5.14a) on El Capitan.

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Boulderweltcup 2018 Finale im Münchner Olympiastadion

Nur noch wenige Tage, dann kämpfen die besten Kletterinnen und Kletterer der Welt im Münchner Olympiastadion um den Tagessieg beim Boulderweltcup München - und um wertvolle letzte Punkte für das Gesamtranking. Das Mega-Event lockt jedes Jahr tausende Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauer ins Stadion und vor die Bildschirme.