For Candide Thovex, dropping cliffs, airing over ski racers, hucking off the unload ramp at a lift, and jibbing the railing of the second-story balcony of the ski lodge is all part of a day's work. Does anyone else feel like they are playing a video game when they watch this?
After completing her initial project in Red Rock, Helen Sinclair was left in Vegas looking for something new to work on. And boy, did she find it! The Great Red Roof is a beautiful, yet burly 5.13b trad line. Time to get fit!
Stuck In Las Vegas from Ben Neilson on Vimeo.
And last but not least, one of the biggest climbing events of the decade, the Dawn Wall project has been completed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. After 19 days on the Wall (and 7 years of preparation and training), the duo topped out on January 14th. Speculated to be the "hardest climb in the world" Tommy and Kevin's route is over 30 pitches, with 12 pitches of 5.13 and 6 pitches of 5.14, including two back-to-back 5.14d pitches. Click here to read more about this truly awesome feat of climbing.
Have a great weekend! - James