Photo by Jason Martin
--AAI guide Scott Massey was recently quoted in an article on fixed anchors in the wilderness in Red Rock Canyon. Recently there was a meeting about renewed interest in legal bolting in Red Rock's wilderness climbing venues. To read more, click here .
Notes from All Over:
--An amazing and terrifying video has been making its way across the internet. On Friday, September 23rd, a couple of lucky folks videotaped a major cliff failure event on the North Coast of Cornwall. Nobody was hurt in this major rockfall. To view the video, click below
--Boulder hosted the world's best sport climbers over the weekend in the first World Cup Lead Climbing competition on American soil in more than 20 years. Austria and Japan joined the U.S. in celebrating its hosting, with two athletes from each country reaching the podium. The International Federation of Sport Climbing event drew 65 elite climbers from 14 countries. To read more, click here .
--Ed Viesters has a new book out on Annapurna. To read more, click here .
-- Here's a great accident analysis from an incident wherein a climber misused an autoblocking device.
--UK climbers Tom Ripley and Hamish Dunn completed a new route on the south face of Chichicapac (18,418') in the Cordillera Carabaya massif in southern Peru. To read more, click here .
--Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk succeeded in climbing the Shark's Fin route on the Northwest Face of Meru (20,700'). The trio completed the climb in India's Gangotri Mountains early this month after spending twelve days climbing. To read more, click here and here .
--Well, it's happened again. Another group of scientists are sure that they have evidence of Bigfoot. This time in Siberia. To read about it, click here .