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Petzl RocTrip Photo Contest

Petzl RocTrip Photo Contest

Plugging my entry to the Petzl RocTrip Photo Contest.  It would be really amazing to get to go on this trip.  The 50 photos with the most votes will go before a panel of judges and one winner will be chosen.  Please give my photo and any others a vote if you think they’re worthy!

Thanks,

Adam

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The Sufferfest

http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/the-sufferfest-with-alex-honnold-and-cedar-wright—the-full-movie/275335

Here we see the full video of Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright’s 2013 grueling trip through California, where they biked to and climbed all of California’s 14k foot mountains.

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“Injury-Proof Your Climber Knee”

“Injury-Proof Your Climber Knee”

In this article from Climbing Magazine we get some useful tips on improving you knee health.  This is something that I’ve been increasingly aware of over the past year as I’ve noticed those heel hooks on steep overhanging climbs really torquing my knee.  Click on over for some general knee wellness tips, as well as some specific exercises to strengthen many components of the knee.

 

 

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Spring is Coming, Time to Train!

New workouts to refresh your gym training

While it may seem improbable given the frigid Winter we’ve had here in Minnesota, Spring is right around the corner.  In the last couple weeks we’ve even had a few days in the 40’s!  You may have been stuck in the gym all Winter and if your training regiment has been lacking(or like mine, nearly non-existent) here are several new workouts from Climbing Magazine to get you in shape for the Spring season; all while keeping you on the wall.

Happy Climbing! 

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Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb attack The Nest(V15)

http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/daniel-woods-and-jimmy-webb-climb-one-of-americas-hardest-boulders-%7C-ragin-the-rockies-ep-3/274525

In a video by Cameron Maier American strong men Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb attack a classic new hard-line in Las Vegas’ Red Rock Canyon.

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Dave Graham-Wave Swoop V14

Watch Dave Graham battle rain and try bouldering projects in the beautiful Grampians of Australia. The month long trip in 2011 culminated with his first ascent of Wave Swoop(V14)

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Daniel Woods: A Day in the Life

http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/hang-out-with-daniel-woods-as-he-climbs-unbelievable-problems-in-bishop-%7C-a-day-in-the-life-ep-3/273979

Follow Daniel Woods along with fellow strong man Jimmy Webb and videographer Cameron Maier (Bearcam) through a day in Bishop, CA. From Bouldering to Beers this video is more than enough to make many of us envious of their lifestyle.

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Caldwell and Honnold on their Fitz Roy Traverse

Caldwell and Honnold on their Fitz Roy Traverse

Planet Mountain snagged an interview with Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold after their completion of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia.  While neither climbers have much experience with Alpine style, they were able to quickly hammer out this epic ridge line in 5 days with some help from other climbers and some luck with the weather. 

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Caldwell and Honnold complete epic traverse in Patagonia

Map of the path taken by Caldwell and Honnold

Caldwell and Honnold complete epic traverse in Patagonia

Rolando Garibotti reports on Super Topo of Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold’s completion of the “Fitz Traverse”, a truly amazing achievement!

“Between the 12th and 16th of February, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the first ascent of the much discussed “Fitz Traverse”, climbing across the iconic ridge-line of Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite peaks in southern Patagonia. “

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Daniel Woods nabs 2nd ascent of Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming(V15) in the Buttermilks.

Daniel Woods nabs 2nd ascent of Paul Robinson's Lucid Dreaming(V15) in the Buttermilks.

From DW’s Instagram “Last night was a surreal moment for me. It was pitch black out with a couple lights shining to light up the golden pathway of Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming (v15). The humidity and cold combination was just right to be able and stick to the glassy non existent holds. I had a nervous feeling in my stomach about what was going to happen if I got through the crux section and had to commit to the final 30 foot slab section in the dark (I did have a headlamp for the slab). Luckily, I had an amazing support crew to help me stay in the zone. I blasted my beats on my @goalzero #rockout2 speaker, chalked up and set off. Every move felt perfect and before I knew it, I was on top of the Grandpa Peabody boulder for Lucid’s 2nd ascent. This line is stunning, aggressive, and committing. Props to Paul for linking these moves”-DW