Climbing Areas Archives: Yosemite
Beth Rodden Climbs 5.14 Crack In Yosemite

Beth Rodden Climbs 5.14 Crack In Yosemite

I know this has been reported elsewhere, but for those that haven’t seen it yet Beth Rodden (pictured at right on her FA of The Optimists 5.14b at Smith Rocks, OR) has done the first ascent of a possible mid 5.14 crack climb in Yosemite, CA. The 70 foot crack went down after 4 months […]

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Climber Falls 100 Feet in Yosemite and Lives

Climber Falls 100 Feet in Yosemite and Lives

It’s not every day that you can get a person’s thoughts on what it is like to rappel off the end of their ropes and fall 100 ft. to the ground. The accident in question took place coming down off the Royal Arches in Yosemite, CA. The climber was nearing the end of her rope […]

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Pringle Dominates

Pringle Dominates

Fresh off a 3.5 month trip to Europe that yielded an impressive ticklist of 1 5.14d (Realization), 1 5.14c, 5 5.14b’s and 8 5.14a’s (3 onsight or flash), Ethan Pringle has returned to the U.S.

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News & Notes! 10/8/2007

News & Notes! 10/8/2007

I’ve spent way too much time spraying about myself lately and not nearly enough time spraying about the accomplishments of others. Here is my attempt to make up for this fact: Andre DeFelice has had a good summer of progression up the bouldering grades. Last week he repeated Circadian Rhythm (V13) at Poudre Canyon, CO […]

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Martina Cufar Comes to America

Martina Cufar Comes to America

Former World Champion sport climber Martina Cufar from Slovenia announced her retirement from competitive climbing in 2006. During her competition days she sent sport routes as hard as 5.14b at her local crag Misja Pec in Slovenia. Recently she set out for the United States with the goal of climbing El Capitan in Yosemite. The […]

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Valley Bouldering

Valley Bouldering

When we did some bouldering in Yosemite last summer for our Honeymoon, I had assumed that all the bouldering had to have been tapped out. People have been climbing in the Valley for decades, how could everything not have gotten done already right? Turns out like usual, I was wrong. The Dr. Topo guide makes […]

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