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Mason Earle Climbs Utah’s Hidden Gems

Just five days ago, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell did a sub-two hour ascent of The Nose, mastering the same line they’ve been working on for years. But for Moab-based climber Mason Earle, the best part of climbing is exploring new routes and crazy lines that nobody has ever heard of.

RELATED: Honnold and Caldwell Break Two Hours on The Nose

And he just used Google Maps to find one of the most remote crag climbs in Ringlock Ranch. The route is on a slick sandstone wall in the middle of nowhere Utah, following a tight crack up the face.

“A lot of the magic is in just finding these routes,” said Earle. “When you finish a new route it’s pretty cool looking back at the whole journey.”

He gives himself an extra day before the climb to get lost in the desert, because to him, the approach is half the fun. And most of the time, he is zipping through the desert kicking up dust on a beat-up dirt bike to reach the remote walls he hopes to climb. 

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WATCH: Conrad Anker and David Lama Face Death on A Himalayan Peak
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WATCH: Conrad Anker and David Lama Face Death on A Himalayan Peak

WATCH: Conrad Anker and David Lama Face Death on A Himalayan Peak

In 2016, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack at 20,000 feet. The legendary mountaineer was halfway up his second attempt at climbing the 22,660-foot Lunag Ri with Austrian climber David Lama when he noticed the typical symptoms of a heart attack: tight chest, trouble breathing, general weakness. Of course, on a climb of this magnitude, those feelings are pretty standard, but Anker immediately knew something was actually wrong. The team rappelled back to base camp, and Anker was evacuated by

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Jimmy Chin Releases Trailer for New Film: Free Solo
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Jimmy Chin Releases Trailer for New Film: Free Solo

Jimmy Chin Releases Trailer for New Film: Free Solo

If you don’t know who Jimmy Chin is at this point, you’re likely living on the moon. The acclaimed photographer-turned-film director, who was behind massive projects like Meru, has been quietly plugging away at yet another film. While the subject matter may already be familiar to most, this film looks to shed light on some new angles and capture it in true fashion.  When Alex Honnold free soloed El Capitan in the summer of 2017, Chin was with him on the wall to capture the feat. Chin’s new

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WATCH: Dane Jackson Just Took Speeding To The Next Level
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WATCH: Dane Jackson Just Took Speeding To The Next Level

WATCH: Dane Jackson Just Took Speeding To The Next Level

Can you imagine sliding downhill on a massive rock face with a minimal water flow, reaching a whopping 36 mph? Oh, and not to mention you're in a kayak. Apparently this hypothetical is akin to a fun time in professional kayaker Dane Jackson's dictionary. Watch as he sends it down Tenaya Creek in Yosemite, complete with a narration of shouts and "holy shits" for the duration of the epic two-minute ride.