In January, Italian boulderer Niccolò Ceria, traveled to western America to sample some world-renowned climbing around Red Rocks, Nevada and Bishop, California for six weeks. During his time in the U.S, Ceria made repeats of some classic hard lines including Paul Robinson’s Meadowlark Lemon (V14/15). However, his trip to Bishop fell short of his expectations.
Owners and operators of Muir Valley, in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky, Rick and Liz Weber, have announced their plan to gift the valley to the climbing community.
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At age 13 Mirko Caballero, is the youngest athlete to join the Five Ten Elite Team. After two years on the Five Ten Youth Team Caballero has been upgraded to stand aside elite climbers including Dean Potter, Sasha DiGiulian, Fred Nicole, Dave Graham and other extreme athletes all representing the “Brand of the Brave.”
At least two members of a European climbing team where killed in an avalanche on Thursday in the Caucasus Mountains located in northern Georgia, according to the Agence France Presse. The
Nepal’s tourism authority announced that as of April 2014, everyone who goes past Everest Base Camp [18,000 feet] must bring back 18 pounds of trash (not including empty oxygen bottles or human waste) or risk losing their $4,000 deposit and possibly be banned from future ascents
The Ice Climbing World Cup completed its tour in Ufa, Russia, this past weekend after demonstrating ice-climbing at the Sochi Olympics in February. The Russians dominated the final stage of the World Cup tour. Park HeeYong of Korea was the only on Russian to medal at the Ufa lead competition.
Last Wednesday Sean O’Neill became the first paraplegic to climb Bridal Veil Falls (WI 5/6) in Telluride, Colorado. O’Neill, has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was 25-years-old. He began climbing at the invitation of his brother and pro-climber Timmy O’Neill, and has since pushed the limits of what is considered possible for disabled climbers.