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Verhoeven Nabs Fourth Ascent of The Nose - 2014-11-07 by Paul Nelson

Verhoeven Nabs Fourth Ascent of The Nose The most iconic feature in Yosemite has just seen its fourth free ascent in two decades.
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Clif Bar Drops "Valley Uprising" Athletes from Sponsorship - 2014-11-11 by Paul Nelson

Clif Bar Drops Clif Bar has dropped five of its most high profile climbing athletes– Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Timmy O'Neill, and Cedar Wright– from its team. Why?
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Geology for Climbers, Part II: In a Sedimental Mood - 2014-11-12 by Paul Nelson

Geology for Climbers, Part II: In a Sedimental Mood This is the second part of a three-part article series that will outline different geological types of rocks throughout North America, and the techniques and gear that are best to climb them.
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Geology for Climbers Part III: Metamorphic Rocks - 2014-12-06 by Paul Nelson

Geology for Climbers Part III: Metamorphic Rocks Enough of this schist, I can't think of any more gneiss puns!
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Articles > Big Wall-Aid Climbing

Chantel Astorga Sets New Female Solo Speed Record on The Nose - 2014-12-09 by Cam Ring

Chantel Astorga Sets New Female Solo Speed Record on The Nose This fall we reported on the women’s speed record of The Nose being broken by Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat. At the same time, Chantel Astorga was quietly crushing the women’s solo speed record.
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Articles > Climbing History and Trivia

Literature on the Rock: An Annotated Bibiliography - 2014-10-23 by Paul Nelson

Literature on the Rock: An Annotated Bibiliography There is a lot of mountaineering literature out there, but what about rock climbing, or even bouldering? Here are a few of the best non-fiction memoirs or biographies on rock, which every climber should read.
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The History and Future of Climbing Style and Ethics - 2014-11-06 by Paul Nelson

The History and Future of Climbing Style and Ethics We throw around the terms "style" and "ethics" quite a bit in climbing. But what do they mean? How did their meanings come to be? Check out this fairly long essay for more than you've ever wanted to know on the topic. It's the responsible, ethical thing to do.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Climbing Grades (at least in the U.S.) - 2014-11-20 by Paul Nelson

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Climbing Grades (at least in the U.S.) The history, development, and headaches that go into attaching numbers to rock climbs.
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Articles > Gear and Reviews

The Five Ten Project - 2009-06-09 by Paul Nelson

The Five Ten Project I was psyched to get a pair of the new Projects from Five Ten in the mail to try out. Their reputation preceded them. Five Ten’s website touts them as 'the most sensitive climbing shoe ever built'.
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Gear: So You Want to be an Intermediate? - 2014-10-20 by Paul Nelson

Gear: So You Want to be an Intermediate?  You've bought your basic harness, belay device, shoes, and are crushing the white-tape route at the gym. But do you want to start improving and diversifying your climbing skills? Here's the gear you will need to break the "beginner" barrier.
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All It's Chalked Up to Be: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the White Stuff - 2014-10-13 by Paul Nelson

All It's Chalked Up to Be:  Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the White Stuff Along with shoes, chalk is the only piece of climbing gear that we use which directly helps us climb up the rock better. But we don't really think about it too much.
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Appalachian Sling: A Tour of the Misty Mountain factory - 2014-12-10 by Paul Nelson updated

Appalachian Sling: A Tour of the Misty Mountain factory Ever wanted to know what goes into making slings and harnesses? Or how a small company that is nearly 100% made in the USA operates? Read further.
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Articles > General

The Best of the Worst: Five Gumby Climbing Videos and What We Can Learn From Them - 2014-10-02 by Paul Nelson

The Best of the Worst: Five Gumby Climbing Videos and What We Can Learn From Them In the era of camera phones, GoPros, and YouTube, it seems like the internet is flooded with footage of climbers making mistakes and getting hurt. Here are some of the internet's best, or worst, depending on which way you look at it.
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Geology for Climbers, Part I: Igneous is Bliss - 2014-11-01 by Paul Nelson

Geology for Climbers, Part I: Igneous is Bliss This is the first part of a three-part article series that will outline different geological types of rocks throughout North America, and the techniques and gear that are best to climb them.
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Articles > Introduction to Climbing

The Climbing Dictionary: Slang Edition - 2014-10-17 by Paul Nelson

The Climbing Dictionary:  Slang Edition Rockclimbing.com already has one of the internet's best dictionaries of climbing terminology. Here's our Urban Dictionary version!
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Articles > Safety, Health and Injuries

Soft Rock, Wet Rock: A Public Service Reminder from Red Rocks - 2014-12-17 by Paul Nelson new

Soft Rock, Wet Rock: A Public Service Reminder from Red Rocks Report from Vegas, where a hold on one of the country's hardest boulder problems just broke due to climbers on the wet rock.
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Articles > Training and Technique

Rockprodigy Revisited: An Interview with Mike Anderson - 2014-12-01 by Paul Nelson

Rockprodigy Revisited: An Interview with Mike Anderson Eight years ago, Mike Anderson wrote a training article for this site that has become the most viewed page on rockclimbing.com. We managed to get an interview with him, in which he talks about training, progression, and the new book he wrote with his brother Mark, The Rock Climber's Training Manual.
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News > Ascents

Alex Honnold Free Solos Moonlight Buttress - 2008-04-10 by Cam Head

April 1, Zion, Utah, V 5.12+
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Honnold Free Solos Half Dome - 2008-09-10 by Paul unknown

Grade VI 5.12a (sandbag)
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DiGiulian and and Marin Redpoint multi-pitch 5.14 in Sardinia - 2014-10-09 by Paul unknown

DiGiulian and and Marin Redpoint multi-pitch 5.14 in Sardinia Sasha DiGuilian, America's strongest female sport climber, recently sent "Viaje de los Locos, a seven pitch 5.14a on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
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Sauter and Smith-Gobat Set New Female Speed Record on the Nose - 2014-10-30 by Paul Nelson

Sauter and Smith-Gobat Set New Female Speed Record on the Nose Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat have broken their own record time on The Nose of Yosemite's El Capitan, summiting the feature in 5 hours, 2 minutes.
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Trotter Establishes "Family Man" (5.14), Most Difficult Trad Line Yet - 2014-11-18 by Paul Nelson

Trotter Establishes Fatherhood has not stopped Canadian Sonnie Trotter from remaining at the forefront of hard gear climbing, as he established a short, difficult crack climb last month in Skaha, British Columbia.
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Caldwell Frees Final Crux Pitch of Dawn Wall Mega-Project - 2014-11-20 by Paul Nelson

Caldwell Frees Final Crux Pitch of Dawn Wall Mega-Project Tommy Caldwell has sent the 5.14d 14th pitch of his six year project Dawn Wall. Now it just waits an in-a-push ascent.
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Red River Wrap-up: The Fall Report - 2014-12-04 by Paul Nelson updated

Red River Wrap-up: The Fall Report There weren't as many explosive news stories of visiting Euros or gym kids crushing America's Most Fun (not best, most fun) crag this year. But still, some cool stuff happened.
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News > Competitions and Results

Maureen Beck Wins Paraclimbing Worlds - 2014-09-25 by Paul Nelson

Maureen Beck Wins Paraclimbing Worlds Rockclimbing.com's own Carabiner96, known to the real world as Maureen Beck, recently traveled to Gijon, Spain, to compete in the World Masters Paraclimbing Competition. She came back with the gold medal!
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