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  1. NEWS: Pinnacle Club secures National Lottery support for centenary plans
    thumb The Pinnacle Club – a national club for women climbers – has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £70,000, to create a multimedia archive to mark its centenary in 2021. The funding, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, will enable the Club to bring to life and protect 100 years of its fascinating and inspiring history and make it accessible to all.
  2. NEWS: 8b+ in a Day by Molly Thompson-Smith
    thumb Molly Thompson-Smith has redpointed Via del Quim 8b+ in Margalef, Spain, on her first redpoint go and in a day.
  3. FRI NIGHT VID: Ondra falls off a 7a
    thumb The end of days! Up is down, black is white and Ondra has fallen off a 7a sport route. Twice. The incident was filmed in Croatia at the climbing area of Istria and it's a shocking watch. Later on in the film, Ondra manages to casually onsight a few 8b+ routes, but the memory of the 7a fall must haunt him...
  4. VIDEO: Seb Bouin climbs La Rage d'Adam 9b/+
    thumb Last year, Seb Bouin made the first ascent of La Rage d'Adam (9b/+) at the Ramirole crag in the Verdon Gorge. He had been attempting the route sporadically since 2015 and made it one of his main objectives for 2019.
  5. NEWS: President Macron visits Chamonix in Climate and Mont Blanc Talks
    thumb French President Emmanuel Macron spent this Thursday in Chamonix and St Gervais discussing the impact of climate change and overcrowding on Mont Blanc and its Massif, proclaiming 2020 to be a "decisive" year for environmental protection. Gendarmes lined the streets en masse in what was an unusual spectacle for the lively alpine town.