Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell make the first ascents of two new routes in Smith Rock, OR. Beth works and sends The Optimist (5.14b), the hardest route ever established by a woman, while Tommy opens Spank the Monkey (5.13d).
Veteran climbing filmmaker Mike Call, from Salt Lake City, is always on the scene when good stuff goes down in Utah. For this Dose he captured awesome first ascents by James Litz, Jason Kehl, Ben Moon, and Tim Kemple.
Chris Sharma discovers Arkansas' untapped sandstone paradise. Along with Jason Kehl, Melissa Lacasse and others, Chris opens dozens of new lines, including The Full Package, King Lion, and the iconic Witness The Fitness.