Moab

Moab

The Classics 'Fine Jade' (c) Mammut

Risse spalten nicht nur Felswände, sondern auch die gesamte Klettergemeinde. In solche, die das Rissklettern lieben und solche, die Rissklettern hassen. Es nur ein bisschen zu mögen - das geht nicht!

Fire Dust & Cracks: Enzo Oddo Onsights 5.13 Sandstone Splitters (c) Tchaloproductions

Enzo Oddo and friends spend nearly two months in the desert of Utah sending sandstone splitters. Oddo onsighted and flashed 5.13 cracks all around Moab, Green River and Indian Creek. Here's a sampler from the trip.

[VIDEO] Steph Davis: Crazy Beautiful Thing

PrAna Ambassador Steph Davis shares her search for connection and perfection on the sandstone cliffs of Moab, Utah. Steph Davis has been pushing the limits of climbing for 18 years, cross discipline. She is known for her free ascents of El Capitan, for climbing hard cracks in the Moab desert, for free soloing long and committing routes, and for first ascents in South America, the Karakorum and the Arctic. Steph is also an avid BASE jumper and wingsuit pilot. She has made hundreds of jumps, including combining free soloing with BASE. Aside from climbing and jumping, Steph loves running, skate skiing, gardening, cooking and writing. She is a prolific blogger and a vocal supporter of veganism, animal welfare and simple living. Steph prefers climbing areas that are good for dogs.

Between shooting guns, jumping off cliffs, and exploring the desert, Mason Earle attempts what could be the hardest crack climb in the world. Watch as he attempts his new ultra-hard route at Bartlett Wash and manages to conquer yet another FFA outside of Moab.

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7 x 8.000: Erfolg am Manaslu für Alix von Melle und Luis Stitzinger (c) Archiv von Melle, Stitzinger

Mit dem Manaslu (8.163 m) gelingt dem deutschen Bergsteigerehepaar Alix von Melle (46) und Luis Stitzinger (48) ihr siebter Achttausendergipfel ohne Verwendung von künstlichem Sauerstoff - und das in einem Jahr, in dem die Sperrung Tibets abermals für einen Massenansturm am nepalesischen Berg sorgte.