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Raglan Rock- In Inspo Fitness Journel

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Rise to the challenge of climbing There is no doubt that when most people picture rock climbing, they have an image of a large scary, sheer rock face, with someone fairly light, yet muscular, scrambling up the side. Local and accessible isn’t therefore a word that would normally spring to mind, nor family-friendly. However, climbing is growing steadily in popularity in New Zealand. With the recent announcement that climbing will be introduced to the Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Arie

Created August 10 at 12:46 pm

MacLeod and Muskett Climb Paciencia

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Calum Muskett and Dave MacLeod have just made a very quick repeat of Ueli Steck's testpiece Paciencia, 8a, on the Rote Fluh section of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland. The pair climbed every pitch free, alternating leads, onsighting up to 7a+, and redpointing all the harder pitches, with both redpointing the 'crux' 8a pitch. Paciencia was first climbed by Ueli Steck and Stephan Siegrist in 2003 but the pair were not able to make a full free ascent, Steck returned to

Created June 27 at 5:11 pm

Most Dangerous Rope-Free Ascent Ever

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Renowned rock climber Alex Honnold on Saturday became the first person to scale the iconic nearly 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan without using ropes or other safety gear, completing what may be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. He ascended the peak in 3 hours, 56 minutes, taking the final moderate pitch at a near run. At 9:28 a.m. PDT, under a blue sky and few wisps of cloud, he pulled his body over the rocky lip of summit and stood on a sandy l

Created June 26 at 11:41 am

Raglan: Fear? I laugh in the face of fear

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The gorge, at the back of Raglan, was formed when Karioi (Wahine Moe, or Sleeping Lady) erupted 2.4 million years ago. Karioi means to loiter or idle. We do loiter, occasionally and fleetingly, to lie in a waterfall, and look up at the sunlight filtering through the canopy of bush. On the night tour, Gareth says, the place is transformed into a fairyland, with glow worms that light up the place like a Christmas tree. As we walk out, Gareth says he'd never have pushed me to do anything if

Created June 26 at 11:41 am