Rock climbing

Tourists line up waiting to climb the sandstone monolith called Uluru that dominates Australia's arid center at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, the last day climbing is allowed. The end of visitors enjoying the panoramic views of the incongruously flat Outback surrounds from the rock's summit also marks indigenous Australians finding a new voice in national decision-making. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
ULURU, Australia (AP) — Nature seemed to be siding with indigenous Australians' demand for Uluru to be respected as a sacred site on Friday when high winds threatened to prematurely end the generations-old tradition of climbing the sandstone monolith. Rangers warned hundreds of anxious tourists who...
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This undated photo provided by the Inyo County Sheriff's Department shows 6th lake below Mount Williamson where authorities say the skeletal remains of a person were discovered on Oct. 7, 2019 beneath the state's second-highest peak. The body was discovered by climbers last week who saw what appeared to be a bone beneath boulders. High winds prevented a helicopter from retrieving the body until Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, Roper says the body may have been there for decades based on its condition. (Inyo Sheriff's Department via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 10:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. Tyler Hofer and his climbing partner moved rocks aside...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo, professional rock climber Alex Honnold blows on his chalked hands at the Earth Treks gym in Englewood, Colo. His fear is that maybe his 2017 ropeless climb of El Capitan in Yosemite featured in the spine-tingling, Academy Award-winning film "Free Solo," just might be the summit of his career. If that's the case, he's made peace with it. These days, he's just as content taking a safer route in indoor climbing gyms. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
June 25, 2019 - 8:24 am
DENVER (AP) — Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat. Nice and safe. No heart-pounding fear of a 3,000-foot drop,...
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In this June 11, 2019, photo, is Michael Schneiter posing with his daughter, Selah Schneiter, during her climb up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs completed the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb last week with the help of her father and a family friend. (Michael Schneiter via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 10-year-old Colorado girl scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan and may have become the youngest person to climb one of the most celebrated and challenging peaks in the world. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, completed the 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb of...
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February 24, 2019 - 9:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Free Solo" climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature. The film about rock climber Alex Honnold's quest to ascend the famed El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park without ropes in June 2017 was honored on Sunday night. Husband-and-wife...
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In this June 3, 2018 photo provided by Corey Rich, Alex Honnold, right, and Tommy Caldwell pose for a portrait at the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, June 6, 2018, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. (Corey Rich/Reel Rock /Novus Select via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 2:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two of the world's best rock climbers coped with frightening falls and the deaths of two fellow climbers on the same rock in a monthlong quest to shatter a mythical record in Yosemite National Park. Tenacity paid off Wednesday as Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell reached the top of...
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In this June 3, 2018 photo provided by Corey Rich, Alex Honnold, right, and Tommy Caldwell pose for a portrait at the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, June 6, 2018, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. (Corey Rich/Reel Rock /Novus Select via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 3:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the climbers who set a speed record on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Celebrated rock climber Alex Honnold says he didn't think he and his partner were on a record-shattering time to conquer Yosemite's El Capitan until he neared...
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December 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
UNDATED: NBA Development League. ___ Feb. 12 — Dave Adolph, 79, former NFL defensive coach and coordinator and assistant college football coach. Adolph joined Sam Rutigliano's Cleveland Browns staff as defensive line coach in 1979. He worked his way up to defensive coordinator in 1984. After his...
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November 24, 2017 - 4:05 pm
Ikea is relaunching a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers, which are prone to tipping if not properly anchored. Other recalled consumer products include carabiners used for linking harnesses and ropes when rock climbing. Here's a more detailed look: DECKING DETAILS: The recall involves...
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In this Oct. 3, 2017, photo, second-graders learn to ride bikes on the school yard from physical education teacher Terrance Chavis at Seaton Elementary School in Washington. At a time when elementary and high schools are all about getting students ready for college or jobs, physical education teachers are being urged to look beyond graduation, too, to make lifelong movers out of even the least competitive kids. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
November 07, 2017 - 9:36 am
You won't find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York's Victor school district. What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, dance, self-defense, archery and in-line skating — all under the heading of physical education. The teachers say it's a more fitting description of...
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