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David Lama on Lu­nag Ri

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David Lama made the first as­cent of Lu­nag Ri in the Hi­malayas, three years after at­tempt­ing it with Con­rad Anker, who suf­fered a heart at­tack on the climb.

Hard Que­bec Dry­tool Send

Mikayla Tougas made the first fe­male as­cent of First Blood M11 at St. Al­ban in Que­bec.

Alan­nah Wins Again

Alan­nah Yip won the Port­land Boul­der Rally


Hard 5.15 Re­peat

Cedric Lachat has made the se­cond as­cent of Pirmin Ber­tle’s in Jansegg, Switzer­land, called La Cène du Roi Lézard 5.15a.

Squamish Guide­book

Kevin McLane and An­drew Boyd’s newest edi­tion of Squamish Rock­climbs, pub­lished by High Col Press (Canada, 2018), won an award in the guide­book cat­e­gory at 2018 Banff Moun­tain Book Com­pe­ti­tion Awards.

Es Pon­tas

Jan Hoger made the third as­cent of Es Pon­tas in Mal­lorca, a 20-me­tre deep wa­ter solo up a stun­ning arch that goes at 5.15b. Ho­jer took third in the Com­bined World Cham­pi­onships in Inns­bruck.

Nalle Hukkataival Up­grades

Nalle Hukkataival made the se­cond as­cent of Jimmy Webb’s La Rus­tica in Val Bavona, Switzer­land, and up­graded it from V14 to V15.

Gran­des Jo­rasses

Roger Cararach Soler, Marc To­ralles and Bru Bu­som re­peated the Ja­pa­nese Couloir on Gran­des Jo­rasses in the Alps. They climbed the VI 5.10 A2 in 24 hours.

Joe Skopec Sends

After years of work, Joe Skopec sent his On­tario project Home Away From Home 5.14+ on the Ni­a­gara Es­carp­ment. He sent as we went to print, more in the next is­sue of Gripped mag­a­zine.

Par­a­climber As­cent of El Cap

Ital­ian par­a­climber Eleonora “Lola” Del­nevo climbed Zo­diac V C3 on El Cap­i­tan with Diego Pez­zoli, An­to­nio Pozzi and Mauro Gi­bellini.

Left: Gran­des Jo­rasses

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