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).
Tommy Caldwell continues his re-invention of Yosemite big wall free climbing, with the first free ascent of Magic Mushroom and a glimpse of what the future may hold on his next El Cap super-project, the Dawn Wall.
Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell team up to steal the coveted speed record on El Cap's Nose from two scrappy locals -- Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds. Their ultimate goal is to climb the entire 3,000+ feet in under 2 hours.
Alex Honnold joins forces with Tommy Caldwell to take on The Fitz Roy Traverse - a gnarly alpine journey across seven jagged summits and 13,000 vertical feet of climbing, a quest that earned them the Piolet d'Or.