New Route on Shipton Spire

A Russian team has squeezed another line on Shipton Spire's Southeast Face in Pakistan—a 1,300-meter granite wall that, remarkably, is getting almost as crowded as El Capitan's Southeast Face. The four Russian climbers—Evgeny Korol, Andrey Muryshev, Sergey Nilov, and Denis Savel'ev—spent 20 days working on the route, reaching the top of the 5,852-meter spire on July 30.

Dougald MacDonald, gives us the full story, with photos, at:

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