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Category: Alpinism

The Nose and the attempt by Gelmanov

The Nose, it’s no secret, is one of the most famous and sought-after rock climbs in the world. For everyone. Even for these two Russians who last summer, after an initial period learning the ropes of offwidth climbing and placing friends, headed off into Yosemite valley to repeat the climb of all climbs. The duo failed in their attempt to repeat it all free – as only Lynn Hill and Tommy Caldwell have done so far – due to the intense cold, but the ambitious project certainly had a sound basis: the first climber is the expert alpinist Pavel Dobrinskiy while his partner is no one less than Rustam Gelmanov, the winner in 2012 of the World Cup … Boulder!

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