First Ascents on K6 and Changi Tower - Scott Bennett

Changi Tower with the North Ridge. Photo Credit: Graham Zimmerman 

Edelweiss athlete Scott Bennett, along with Steve Swenson and Graham Zimmerman, just returned from a fruitful and very enjoyable expedition to the Pakistan Karakoram. They spent the months of July and August in the Nangmah Valley and, during a season marked by poor conditions and bad weather in much of the range, were fortunate to open two beautiful technical routes.


Grivel Apollo - Climbing Magazine Review

Climbing Magazine is featuring the Grivel Apollo in their August issue. 

Grivel Clepsydra & Alpha Quick Easy - Gripped Magazine Review

Gripped Magazine is featuring the classic Grivel Alpha Quick Easy quickdraw and the new Grivel Clepsydra belay carabiner in their August/September issue.

Grivel Clepsydra - Inside Outdoor Magazine Review

Inside Outdoor Magazine features the new Grivel Clepsydra belay carabiner in their Summer 2015 issue.


Baffin Island First Ascent - Cheyne Lempe

©Cheyne Lempe

Edelweiss athlete Cheyne Lempe and David Allfrey established a new route on the Great Cross Pillar in the Sam Ford Fjord on Baffin Island: Deconstructing Jenga (5.9+ A3+, 900m).

Denali Diamond All-Female Ascent - Jewell Lund

©Jewell Lund

Beal athlete Jewell Lund and Chantel Astorga completed the first all-female ascent of the Denali Diamond headwall (VI 5.9 A3/M6 A1 WI5+) on Denali, Alaska. After returning home, Jewell sent us the following message:


Lightweight Climbing Helmet - Singing Rock Penta

The Singing Rock Penta is an extremely lightweight climbing helmet that is super-comfortable and fully ventilated. Weighing in at 205 grams, the Penta is one of the lightest climbing helmets on the market. The low-profile design of the Penta provides maximum head protection without all the weight and bulk and is ideal for all types of climbing.