New Route on Shipton Spire

by Dougald MacDonald A Russian team has squeezed another line on Shipton Spire?s Southeast Face in Pakistan?a 1,300-meter granite wall that, remarkably, is getting almost as crowded as El Capitan?s Southeast Face. The four Russian climbers?Evgeny Korol, Andrey Muryshev, Sergey Nilov, and Denis Savel´ev?spent 20 days working on the route, reaching the top of the 5,852-meter spire on July 30. Dougald MacDonald, gives us the full story, with photos, at: ( Source: Climbing magazine )