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News & Notes – 6/4/2007

Back from rock climbing in Iowa of all places… Joe Kinder and Jon Cardwell both repeated Andy Raether’s route Kuru 5.14c at Rifle, CO. Joe commented that the route is 45% manufactured which sort of gives you the impression that he says this as a negative against the route. Of course 8a overreacts to this […]

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Sharma’s New Project

Shh, don’t tell anyone: I’m not really supposed to talk about it, but I will say this: When it gets done, it will be the hardest, most badass sport route in the world. There you go, that’s all I’m going to say. So now you know where it is, all you have to do is […]

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News & Notes Returns! 5/29/2007

More on the weekend later but here is some spray from the past week: Helping me get my previous predictions off on the right foot, Ty Landman made the 2nd ascent of Ode To The Modern Man at Mt. Evans and gave it a grade of hard V14. See video of him putting it “in […]

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News & Notes – 5/14/2007

Big news of last week was Daniel Woods making the 2nd ascent of Suspension of Disbelief (V13 or V14) at Eldorado Canyon, CO. Dave Graham called it V13 but Daniel felt it was harder than any V14 he had done so he proposed upgrading it to V14. Ethan Pringle did the first ascent of Jumbo […]

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News & Notes – 5/7/2007

Andreas Bindhammer has made the 4th ascent of La Rambla Original (5.15a) at Siurana, Spain. Ethan Pringle and Issac Caldiero recently repeated Ben Moon’s V13 testpiece in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT called Eclipse. You may now view video of Ethan doing the 2nd ascent. The footage of the FA is featured in the “Utah Update” […]

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News & Notes – 4/30/2007

This will be an all Red River Gorge news week out of respect for the fire at Red River Outdoors: There is a nice writeup about what might have happened at There are some photos here of the aftermath of the fire. Matt & Amy also have some words of thanks for all the […]

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All’s Not Well In Swizzy

Mixed news out of the climbing paradises of Switzerland. The good news is that James Pearson has made his 2nd flash of a V13 boulder. I had previously reported that he flashed Ganymede Takeover in Brione, Swizzy. This time around he had set his eyes on flashing The Great Shark Hunt at Chironico and that […]

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