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Mid-summer, mid-holidays… Nothing stops The Squad!

Mid-summer, mid-holidays… Nothing stops The Squad!

With Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson still plugging away at their route The D…

With Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson still plugging away at their route The Dawn Wall, now seems like a good time to return to one of Tommy's more frightening adventures – his capture and subsequent escape, along with 3 other young American climbers from terroristists while climbing in Kyrgystan.

http://www.katecooch.com/blog/2012/06/19/the-history-of-the-north-face-four-terrorism-and-kidnapping-in-kyrgyzstan/


The History of … The North Face Four (Terrorism and Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan)
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As I last blogged about two months ago, we traveled to the Kyrgyz Republic (a Central Asian country more widely known as Kyrgyzstan) during the last part of March and the beginning part of April 20…

So some of the gentelmen couldn't get excited about hoola-hoop-ing while doing c…

So some of the gentelmen couldn't get excited about hoola-hoop-ing while doing chin-ups… try this on for size instead. (Alex Megos was in Australia last year – he established the route R.E.D. at Diamond Falls in the Blue Mountains at grade 35, the first route of that grade on our fair shores)


Onearmer with 12kg

Just tried some random stuff today between the real training ;-)This is what came out. Definitely not limit yet :-)Have fun training folks!

It's all happening ion the climbing world. Congratulations Monique Forrestier fo…

It's all happening ion the climbing world.
Congratulations Monique Forrestier for completing Tiger cat – her second grade 33 route and her first here in Oz.


Tiger Cat tamed
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If you have read my last blog Taming a tiger then you would know that I have spent some time trying a route called Tiger Cat graded 33 (8c, 5.14b). It is located here in the Blue Mountains, so I di…

This is awesome. Tommy Caldwell with Kevin Jorgenson are going to send The dawn…

This is awesome. Tommy Caldwell with Kevin Jorgenson are going to send The dawn Wall Project on El Capitan, Yosemite NP.
Tommy has been working on this project for more than 7 years and is currently up on the wall (mid winter) attempting to climb each pitch free (no falls, no resting on the rope) from the ground to the top. The thing is that there are 30 pitches up to US grade 5:14d (Aus 35ish). This is by a number of degrees the most ambitious mutli-pitch free climb ever conceived and in the next few days they should be standing at the top. Just awesome.

http://www.rockandice.com/video-gallery/the-dawn-wall-push-day-8

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2015/01/why-is-climbing-the-dawn-wall-such-a-big-deal/


The Dawn Wall Push: Day 8
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<p>Caldwell crushes pitch 15 and Jorgeson battles with the same pitch but struggles with bad skin. </p>

We have recently introduced a new harness to our range. The Edelrid Moe harness…

We have recently introduced a new harness to our range. The Edelrid Moe harness competes directly with the Wild Country Boost fixed leg-loop harness.

Both harnesses feature all the goodies you'd expect from a quality climbing harness including a careful balance between comfort (ie padding) and ventilation, quick-adjust waist buckle (no more double-back buckles), contoured leg-loops with neat elastic tensioners, abrasion protection at the tie-in point and plenty of gear loops. The Moe also features movable padding/gear-loops on the waist belt which allows everything to be nicely centralised regardless of the size of the wearers waist.

We currently have a complete range of sizes in all our harnesses including the premium Petzl range. We are proud of our range of gear and will be very happy to help you choose the harness that's perfect for you.

http://www.edelrid.de/en/Edelrid/Sports/Moe-pebbles-oasis.html


EDELRID | Moe – pebbles-oasis
www.edelrid.de
Moe – pebbles-oasis – 3D mesh padding for optimal support and comfort Easy Glider buckle at the waist for a secure and comfortable fit Moveable foam waist padding allows the tie-in point and four fixe

There are a further 10 new Boulders on the LH Vertical section… and lots of th…

There are a further 10 new Boulders on the LH Vertical section… and lots of them are pretty easy for the grade… Enjoy.

We have a new set of Boulder Problems on the LHS of the wall. There's nothing el…

We have a new set of Boulder Problems on the LHS of the wall. There's nothing else for it but to pull on your best muscles, your tightest body tension and your hookiest heals… and Dance!

Another note about Reel Rock: This year $10 from each ticket sold will go toward…

Another note about Reel Rock: This year $10 from each ticket sold will go toward establishing a trust fund for the education of the children of Ankaji Sherpa, one of 16 people to die in the icefall accident on Everest this year and a member of a team from the Nepalese guiding firm Himalayan Ascents which was founded by Mountain Equipment long-time staffer Sumit Joshi.

Reel Rock #9 is here!!! This year there will only be one show at each at Paddin…

Reel Rock #9 is here!!!

This year there will only be one show at each at Paddington and Roseville so be sure to grab a ticket while they last.


Reel Rock 2014 – Mountain Equipment
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