Climber Fang Hsiang from Taiwan has just solved a V13 bouldering problem “Deep Blue Sea”

Climber Fang Hsiang from Taiwan has just solved a V13 bouldering problem “Deep Blue Sea” in Black Cave near Sydney, Australia.  It is very likely the first time a Taiwanese reached this grade.  Take a look at the great short video clip!  The first half of the film is a record of more than 50 failed attempts in 6 days, which is what we all know too well about bouldering: Keep falling; keep trying; learn and make progress from it!

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(photo from the video)

 

Rock Climbing in Polish Tatra Mountains

Despite relatively low altitude (the highest peak, Gerlach, has 2655 m a.s.l.) Tatra Mountains (in Polish Tatry) have alpine character and offer good climbing in beautiful setting.

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Massive rockfall in Yosemite (Sep. 2017)

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On Sep. 27 and 28, 2017, massive rockfall hit the eastern face of El Cap, Yosemite, on “Waterfall Route.”  The size of the initial rock that broke off the wall was estimated to be as large as 40M*20M*3M, followed by even larger-scaled rockfall events the next day in the same place.  It has caused at least one death and two injuries.

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