Another New Speed Record on the Nose for Sauter and Smith-Gobat
John Long has reported to Rock and Ice that Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat have now shaved 19 minutes off their four-day old speed record on the Nose, climbing the 32 pitch El Capitan big-wall in 4 hours and 43 minutes.
Weekend Whipper: Crampons + Belayer = Ouch!
Scottish winter climbing is not for the faint of heart. In this Weekend Whipper we witness two climbers in a snowy couloir on the north face of Liathatch. As the leader climbs roughly 20 feet without any pro, his right crampon slips, sending him for a ride all the way back to the belay.
TNB: Celebrating Insomnia in Chamonix
October 2, around midnight. I was lying in a bunk in the Refuge du Plan de l’Aguille a few thousand feet above Chamonix, France, trying to fall asleep. At 3 a.m. my partner, Shane Johnson, and I were going to get up and try to climb the Frendo Spur, a 4,000–foot route up the Aguille du Midi—a big buttress of granite, snow and ice that tops out at 13,000 feet at a gondola station.

Today's Videos

BD Athlete Brittany Griffith Bolts in Lebanon's Tannourine
BD Athlete Brittany Griffith Bolts in Lebanon's Tannourine
The Cosmic Boulder
The Cosmic Boulder


Gallery images by Dean Fidelman.