Part One: The Men's Race

“For about 85 percent of it, if one of us fell, we could have been seriously injured or killed. There were dozens of spots where I could have fallen over 100 feet, and plenty of ledges to strike. Our method was dangerous, but we could have dialed it back at any point. We only climbed as fast as we could safely justify."

PART TWO

Brad Gobright

WORLD'S

MOST 

DANGEROUS

RACE

THE FASTEST WOMEN ON THE PLANET!

I HAVE TO ADMIT, I seriously questioned whether anyone could beat Alex Honnold and Hans Florine's long standing record for the fastest time up the Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California.   But Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds did just that, scaling the iconic 3,000' route in 2:19:44, shaving nearly four minutes off the previous record.   What's fascinating is the record has been broken at least 18 times by many of the world's greatest big wall climbers, including the German Huber brothers, and the late Ueli Steck, a.k.a. The Swiss Machine, who were both injured and forced to retreat on separate occassions after taking horrific falls while attempting to break the record.  And with Quinn Brett's most recent life altering injury (potentially paralized from the waist down), resulting from a 100' fall while attempting to break the woman's record, the dangers couldn't be more real.   Which is why I'm calling this The World's Most Dangerous Race.  (Read More)

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BRAD GOBRIGHT

JIM REYNOLDS

THE WORLD''S FASTEST BIG WALL CLIMBERS

BREAKING NEWS: 

TRAD / BIG WALL

China Doll

Heather Weidner captures the first female ascent of China Doll, becoming the fourth women to climb a 5.14 trad route.  Watch Heather battle her demons.

Babsi and Jacopo send Zodiac 5.13d

Babsi and Jacopo went to battle Zodiac 5.13d, one of El Cap's most formidable free routes. Some of the hardest climbing in the valley crammed into 16 pitches. 

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SPORT / PSICOBLOC

Angela Eiter first woman to climb 9b/5.15b

Austrian, Angela Eiter, age 31, becomes the first woman to climb a 9b/5.15b by successfully sending La Planta de Shiva in Villaneuva del Rosario in Spain.

AdamOndra sends World's Hardest

ADAM ONDRA, the 24-year-old climbing phenom from the Czech Republic, has struck again, sending the world's first 9c/5.14d

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BOULDERING

Nalle Hukkataival sends Finnish Line (V16)

Nalle Hukkataival describes The Finnish Line (V16) as a Gem rarer than diamonds."   Nalle’s latest testpiece could be a contender for Rocklands’ (South Africa)  hardest boulder problem

Daniel Wood & Paul Robinson in Joe's Valley

Daniel Wood & Paul Robinson, take us a journey to one of America's best bouldering areas known as Joe's Valley.  Despite the frigid temperatures,  they were able to send some extraordinarilly hard lines.  

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Heather Weidner

First Female Ascent of China Doll

Heather Weidner, just captured the first female ascent of China Doll, becoming the fourth women to climb a 5.14 trad route.  Watch this incredible story by Louder Than Eleven, as Heather battles her demons.

 Bouldering in Joe's Valley

Daniel Woods & Paul Robinson

Daniel Wood & Paul Robinson, take us a journey to one of America's best bouldering areas known as Joe's Valley.  Despite the frigid temperatures,  they were able to send some extraordinarilly hard lines.  

First  Woman to climb 9b/5.15b

Angela Eiter

Austrian, Angela Eiter, age 31, 

becomes the first woman to climb a 9b/5.15b by successfully sending La Planta de Shiva in Villaneuva del Rosario in Spain.

Oriane Bertone

 Sends Psuchopad 8b

Oriane Bertone, 12 years old, just sent an 8b, sending shockwaves around the globe. 

sends  The Finish Line V16

Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival describes The Finnish Line (V16) as a Gem rarer than diamonds."  

Nalle’s latest testpiece could be a contender for Rocklands’ (South Africa)  hardest boulder problem

 ON EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING

Chris Sharma

CHRIS SHARMA ON "EVERYTHING IS KARATE" 5.14 C/D

sends  ZODIAC 5.13D

BABSI AND JACOPO

Babsi and Jacopo went to battle Zodiac 5.13d, one of El Cap's most formidable free routes. Some of the hardest climbing in the valley crammed into 16 pitches. It has only seen 2 previous ascents till Babsi and Jacopo.

MATT BUSH

  The Art of Solo

Matt Bush free solos Paarl Mountain, one of the world's largest domes in South Africa. "I've soloed overhanging routes at 8a+/5.13d repeatedly, but this route feels much harder. The movement style is delicate, on balance and very technical."

DANIEL WOODS

repeats POSITION OF POWER V12

Daniel Woods repeat Position of Power V12 in Rocky Mountain National Park. This boulder sits above Bear Lake Road and can easily be seen driving up. 

  Destroys Magic Wood's Hardest Problems

RYUICHI MURAI

Murai, headed to Magic Wood on a mission, with a tick list of some of the hardest problems in the forest. He climbed quickly sending most of the 8b/c after only a couple of tries.

Sends FIGHT CLUB 5.15b

ALEX MEGOS

Alex Megos completes historic first ascent of Fight Club 5.15b, at Raven's Crag in Alberta, near Banff National Park, the first and hardest 5.15 sport climb in Canada.

2017 IFSC CLIMBING WORLDCUP BRIACON FINAL HIGHLIGHTS

Thousands gathered in Briacon, France for the third IFSC World Cup. Women Lead Result: 1st Janja Garnbret  2nd Anak Verhoeven . 3rd Jain Kim .  Mens Lead Result: 1st Romain Desgranges

2nd Sean McColl

3rd Stefano Ghisolfi

PAMALA SHANTI PACK

Sends AM I EVIL? 5.13-

La Sportiva ambassador Pamela Shanti Pack as she makes the first ascent of her newest off-width crack climb in the Moab desert called "Am I Evil?", a four-pitch combination of steeply overhanging technical test-piece and blue-collar burl.

MINA WUJASTYK

Climbs THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS  8b

"The Pursuit of Happiness, my first 8b boulder! I should say possibly because some agree with the original 8b, some think 8a+. Who knows, it was hard for me but the pursuit of happiness in climbing is not just about the numbers and I am certainly very happy." 

Sends COSMIC TRICYCLE  V10/7c+

SIERRA BLAIR COYLE

Sierra Blair Coyle sends the Puzzle Box roof at The Draw. This is a video of her working out the send for 'Cosmic Tricycle'.