13-Year-Old Drew Ruana Climbs To Bolt or Not to Be (5.14a)Next-generation crusher Drew Ruana has climbed the iconic To Bolt or Not to Be (5.14a) at Smith Rock, Oregon.
Ruana broke into the coveted 5.14a realm last April with a send of God’s Own Stone in the Red River Gorge. To Bolt or Not to Be is his fifth 5.14a.
Fred Rouhling's "Akira," World's First Proposed 5.15b in 1995, Finally Repeated; Downgraded to 5.14d
Seb Bouin and Lucien Martinez have done the second and third ascents of Fred Rouhling’s infamous Akira, and suggested a big downgrade to 9a (5.14d). But Rouhling is sticking to his guns on the grade. What’s the deal?read more
A recap of this year’s Climbing Advocacy Conference, organized by Access Fund and The Climbing Initiative, which brought together over 650 registrants from 36 different countries.read more