Question: How do you escape a cloud of angry killer bees when you're hundreds of feet up on a climb? Answer: It's not easy.
The French climbers have put up a new 15 pitch climb, Soavadia (7c+/5.13a), guiding a team of young FFME climbers.
Kelly Tufo and Dave Kellogg were making the final moves up a four-pitch route at Tahquitz, California, when things suddenly went awry. Seconds later, both lay dying at the base of the cliff, still roped together, one with an equalized belay sling at his waist. What could have gone so wrong?
Miles Adamson has freed a roof extension of Don’t Rock the Boatswain (5.14b) on Grotto Mountain, in the Bow River Valley, Canada
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IFMGA guide Martin Volken explains how to get out of three tricky multi-pitch climbing situations.