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Matt Bush is currently working on a new film project, documenting his attempts to free solo hard lines on Table Mountain.

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Dawn Wall pitch 15

“Pure joy. Pitch 15 finally went down after 11 attempts over 7 days. Riding high, I stuck the dyno on Pitch 16, but fell in the corner right above the no hands stance. Back to finish that tomorrow. THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has followed along, believed and supported us. It’s not over …

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TommyCaldwell

Huge progress has been made by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgesson on their ground-up attempt to free the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite. “One step closer” These are the words Tommy Caldwell posted on FB yesterday after having successfully negotiated pitch 15 on what is being hailed as the “The Climb of the …

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At Wielka Cima in Poland, the Czech climber Adam Ondra sent his 100th sport route graded 9a or harder. Ondra has climbed 68 9a 20 9a+, 9 9b and 3 9b+… Read more… Source: planetmountain.com IMAGE: Onsights Il Domani (9a). Screenshot from vimeo

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Amazing grace is a overhanging off-width boulder problem at Llandudno, that was opened by Joe Möhle in 2006. This is the second ascent and be warned off-width climbing is not a fast-paced activity. [vsw id=”113472304″ source=”vimeo” width=”550″ height=”400″ autoplay=”no”]

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Earlier this year Sachi Amma left his mark in the history books of climbing when he crushed the infamous route “Biographie”,9a+ in Ceuse, France. Sachi was the 11th person in the world to complete the route opened by Chris Sharma in 2001 who called it “Realization”. Sachi said “it felt like touching the history of …

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“I really can’t believe I’ve achieved this yet! I tried Big Hammer this autumn for the first time and I had no idea how to solve one of the two hard boulder problems. Finally though I found a solution that suited my size, but, the pocket in the crux was a real battle, both tough …

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Wilderness areas and mountains traditionally evoke thoughts and dreams of wide open spaces, nature, rugged landscapes and memories of feeling mentally refreshed after a visit in these special places. Our metropolitan mountains in Cape Town present an even more difficult challenge than simply climbing them. Over recent times, the mountains have become a hotspot for opportunistic …

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Cape Peninsula Select

By Tony Lourens Blue Mountain Publishers A5 | 320 pages Full colour with lots of climbing photos Review by Fiona McIntosh Tony Lourens has clearly been hard at work of late, and what better office than the incredible rock faces of the Table Mountain chain? His latest book, Cape Peninsula Select, is an amalgamation of …

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