Deep-Wa­ter Solo­ing

Climbing - - BASECAMP -

Matthias Gab­balier on Blas­phemy, Hawaii 5- 0 Wall. Matthias climbed this 5.11 39 times dur­ing his time on Cat Ba, Viet­nam.

LUCA DE GIORGI

Colm Shan­non mak­ing the first as­cent of The Jelly Sit­u­a­tion ( 5.13a/ b or S1/ 2) at Ail­ladie on the west coast of Ire­land.

JOSH WIL­LETT

Ka­t­rina Wan-Zaid hang­ing from the last move of a 5.9 at the Becket Quarry in West­ern Mas­sachusetts.

BRIAN LEWIS

The fun­ni­est part of solo­ing off Mal­lorca’s Punta des Jonc was the tourists star­ing in puz­zle­ment as we walked off the cliff edge.

KATE KELLEGHAN

This Tener­ife blow­hole is only climbable on calm days—other­wise, you can get swal­lowed if you don’t get through it quickly enough.

ZAC IMHOOF

The begin­ning of this 5.10 re­quires tech move­ment on crimp rails that el­e­vates your heart­beat at the thought of pitch­ing.

SAVOEUN HEANG

The wa­ter be­neath Jakub was choppy and the rocks were sharp, but he held on with a smile.

THOMAS RUFFIE

Danny Lat­ulippe es­cap­ing the spi­der crabs be­low by climb­ing a 50- foot 5.11b on Hawaii’s big is­land.

CATHER­INE LEVESQUE

Bul­garia’s Black Sea is not a calm sea. Often, we climb in weather that is dan­ger­ous, and get­ting out can be a night­mare.

VLADIMIR PEKOV

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