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In Patagonia, Cerro Torre’s southeast ridge saw its first “fair means” ascent, by Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk, without using any of Cesare Maestri’s power-drilled bolts for protection. The two chopped 120 of Maestri’s bolts to “restore Cerro Torre to a more natural state.” Four days later, Austrian David Lama free climbed a 5.13 line up the face--2012 Golden Piton Awards: The Year in Climbing By Dougald MacDonald, Climbing Magazine. Photo by Lincoln Else.

In Patagonia, Cerro Torre’s southeast ridge saw its first “fair means” ascent, by Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk, without using any of Cesare Maestri’s power-drilled bolts for protection. The two chopped 120 of Maestri’s bolts to “restore Cerro Torre to a more natural state.” Four days later, Austrian David Lama free climbed a 5.13 line up the face--2012 Golden Piton Awards: The Year in Climbing By Dougald MacDonald, Climbing Magazine. Photo by Lincoln Else.

"Ice season is winding down so here's a throwback to one of the finest pitches imaginable." Paul McSorley and Desiger Tony Richardson with Chris Brazeau climbing  at Cerro torre, Patagonia

"Ice season is winding down so here's a throwback to one of the finest pitches imaginable." Paul McSorley and Desiger Tony Richardson with Chris Brazeau climbing at Cerro torre, Patagonia

Hillbilly Thomist : Photo

Walter Bonatti climbing in A famous explorer, mountain climber and journalist, who died in 2011

Climbing the towers...Torres del Paine NP, Chile #Patagonia

Record beaten in Torres del Paine National Park: the "Señoret Brothers” connected the 3 most famous - and steepest – peaks in Chilean Patagonia!

Cerro Torre, Patagonia. Credits Pere Vilarasau

Cerro Torre, Patagonia. Credits Pere Vilarasau

house-under-a-rock:  Katie Lambert & Mason Earle on their big wall adventure - Part 3:  Free climbing the 1200-foot sandstone Moonlight Buttress, Zion National Park, Utah photo: Ben Ditto

house-under-a-rock: “ Katie Lambert & Mason Earle on their big wall adventure - Part Free climbing the sandstone Moonlight Buttress, Zion National Park, Utah photo: Ben Ditto ”

Waterfall mist and parting clouds from the jungle canopy greet Patagonia climbing ambassador Sean Villanueva at sunrise, midway up the new route, Maria Rosa. Amuri Tepui, Venuzuela. Photo: Jean-Louis Wertz

Waterfall mist and parting clouds from the jungle canopy greet Patagonia climbing ambassador Sean Villanueva at sunrise, midway up the new route, Maria Rosa. Photo: Jean-Louis Wertz i wonder if the water makes the climb slippery

7,807 Likes, 31 Comments - Patagonia Climbing (@patagonia_climb) on Instagram: “Happy Hump Day. We hope you're all having an amazing week so far.  We're pretty sure @marceveleigh…”

7,807 Likes, 31 Comments - Patagonia Climbing (@patagonia_climb) on Instagram: “Happy Hump Day. We hope you're all having an amazing week so far. We're pretty sure @marceveleigh…”

~ Afraid of Heights?

A man and woman sleep on portaledge while rock climbing a vertical face in Gunnison, Colorado. // ho bro they even climb with this thing?

“Photo- @andy_bardon /// After three days on the wall, climber Alex Evans encounters a fierce thunderstorm over 1200 feet up on the sheer face of El…”

Photo- /// After three days on the wall, climber Alex Evans encounters a fierce thunderstorm over 1200 feet up on the sheer face of El Capitan. Located in the heart of Yosemite National.

Alex Honnold and the world's first free solo of 1500-foot big wall

Alex Honnold and the world's first free solo of big wall - why? Why risk life and limb?

Dylan Johnson high on the Supercanaleta, with the Torres behind. From "Climbing Season in Patagonia - La Via Funhogs" by Colin Haley.

By Colin Haley My good friend Dylan Johnson has managed to briefly escape his responsibilities as a new father and self-employed architect to come down to

Fitz Roy. Argentine Patagonia. Photo: @mikeylikesrocks

and friends take a snack break while descending off Fitz Roy.