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First 5.14d In Australia By Alex Megos

Great report with pictures from Simon Carter detailing how visiting climber Alex Megos ushered in Australia’s first 5.14d with his FA of Retired Extremely Dangerous in the Blue Mountains:

After taking the big whipper from the crux six or seven times Alex became frustrated. He lowered to the ground, pulled the rope, re-tied and immediately started climbing again. Somehow this tactic worked because this time he got through the crux — and it was a mighty fight to the end!

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News & Notes – 3/16/2010

News & Notes – 3/16/2010

News & Notes from Alex Honnold, Natasha Barnes, GP Salvo, Dean Potter, Yvon Chouinard and more…

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Simon Carter Talks Photography, Shows Off New Camera

Simon Carter Talks Photography, Shows Off New Camera

Professional climbing photographer Simon Carter talks about his craft and shows off some HD video shot in Australia’s Blue Mountains

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Australian Bolting Tragedy Follow-up

Simon Carter has a follow-up with additional information about the recent accident in Australia involving some questionable bolting.

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A Cautionary Tale About Bad Bolting

A Cautionary Tale About Bad Bolting

A fatal sport climbing accident in Australia’s Blue Mountains due to a failed bolt and a cut rope raises questions about how the route in questions was bolted.

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