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Slab and Notch - Pillar Rock in the UK - Trip report with pictures by Mark Hallam (Summitpost)
Reverse PCT - Snow Creek to Fuller Ridge to San Jacinto to PS Tram (today) - pictures below
Apogee - Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair memorial film on Planetmountain.com
Marc-Andre Leclerc just returned from yet another successful solo mission into the Torre Valley. With a solid good weather window and the climate being “summer like”, Marc-Andre had a big objetive in mind but, a broken crampon front-point on the way in, forced him to change plans. He focused on rock routes instead, doing the first solo ascent of the Voie de Benitiers (400m 5.12c) on El Mocho, and the third solo ascent of Rubio y Azul (350m 5.11) on Aguja de la Medialuna the next day. On El Mocho he climbed everything but the crux pitch free-solo. He lead the crux pitch using a clove hitch and some aid, and freed it on top-rope, using a Microtraction. On Aguja de la Medialuna he found the initial pitches wet, so he climbed the Gratton-Martorelo variation instead. He free-soloed the entire route except for one step across onto a gravelly hold in which he back-looped, and another move in which he stepped on a piton. In one section of the upper part he climbed a variation to the right, a thin crack (5.10+). He particularly liked the upper crack, steep and burly, and also the chimney that follows. Today Marc-Andre turns 23. Amazing that at such a young age he is starting to redefine what soloing in the mountains is.