Sonnie Trotter Establishes His Hardest Trad Climb - Family Man (5.14b)
On October 21, Sonnie Trotter finished off a project that he believes to be the hardest trad route he has ever established.
Pete Whittaker Flashes Freerider (5.12d) on El Cap
British climber Pete Whittaker has claimed the first one-push flash of a free-route on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Whittaker climbed the 32-pitch Freerider (5.12d) over three days, sending every pitch first try.
TNB: Run, Rabbit: Hermann Gollner, 71, cranks Pump-O-Rama (5.13a)
“I want to do Pump-O-Rama when I am 70,” Hermann Gollner said a few years ago. “If I don’t, I will be the one you see weeping at the bottom.” He laughed his booming Hermann laugh. Each year Hermann, compact and wiry, road trips from the Reno area to Rifle. He turned 70 in September of last year, but did not attempt the route then because he was recovering from shoulder surgery. Instead he climbed Pump-O-Rama this past May.

Today's Videos

Jimmy Webb's Euro Trip pt. 3
Jimmy Webb's Euro Trip pt. 3
Trad FA of Augmentium (5.13c) in Tasmania
Trad FA of Augmentium (5.13c) in Tasmania


Gallery images by Dean Fidelman.