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:
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In mid-May, Nathan Smith, Liberty Mountain's Marketing Director, diehard ice climber and author of Beehive Ice along with Jake Hirschi, Liberty Mountain's Product Manager took advantage of all the rain across the state of Utah. Heading to Utah's Uinta range where the elevation turned the rain into snow, the pair were able to establish the first ascents of a handful of ice climbs. This short video documents one of the climbs completed that day--May Showers (WI4-, Reid's Peak, Uinta Range, Utah).
On October 3, 2015, Edelweiss athlete Cheyne Lempe joined forces with David Allfrey and Skiy Detray to speed-climb Zenyatta Mondatta (A4, 16 pitches) on El Cap in Yosemite, establishing a new speed record on the route.
In February 2015, Grivel and Beal athlete Aaron Mulkey joined forces with Chris Guyer, Daniel Burson, and Shawn Gregory traveled to Norway and established a collection of new mixed routes on Senja Island.