Fontainebleu gets a new V16 boulder problem, Tinkoff has a strong start at the Tour Down Under, a skier pushes a snowboarder off a lift and more.
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Guillaume Glairon-Mondet Puts Up New V16 in Fontainebleau
Guillaume Glairon-Mondet has sent his latest project, which he calls Le Pied à Coulisse, and has rated it V16 — which is currently at the upper limits of the world’s toughest bouldering problems. Check out the full video of the send over on Rock and Ice.
Names of Historic Buildings in Yosemite National Park are Changing
In the midst of an intense contract dispute and concessioner changes, the names of historic Yosemite sites — including the Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Lodge, Wawona Hotel, Curry Village and Badger Pass ski area — will be renamed by March 1. National Geographic has more.
‘Bike Magazine’ Has Released Its Bible of Bike Test for the Trail Category
An Angry Skier Pushed a Snowboard Off a Lift at Aspen Highlands
After what appeared to be a harmless conversation, a skier pushed a snowboarder off of Aspen Highlands’s Loge Peak lift. Luckily it was a powder day and the snowboarder was unharmed after falling 25 feet. And to think snowboarders are the ones who get a bad rap…
Tinkoff Has a Strong Start to the Tour Down Under
Tinkoff’s Jay McCarthy takes over the leader’s jersey in stage two while newcomer Adam Blythe also shows a strong performance.
The Knicks Have Moved Back into Place as the NBA’s Most Expensive Franchise
After being eclipsed by the L.A. Lakers last season, the Knicks are on top as the most expensive franchise in the NBA thanks in no small part to the team’s television deal and renovated Madison Square Garden — which now holds the most expensive suites in the league.
‘Transworld Snowboarding’ Has Released Its Riders’ Poll Award Nominees
Standout rookie Yuki Kadono made the list after making noise in the contest scene, as did Dylan Gamache, the Rhode Island native with unmatched style. Danny Davis, Mark McMorris and Scott Stevens all made the shortlist for Readers’ Choice.
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