Rock climbing

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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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Japan's Ryota Yamagata, Shota Iizuka, Yoshihide Kiryu and Aska Cambridge celebrate winning the silver medal in the men's 4 x 100-meter relay during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 09, 2018 - 10:10 pm
TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage. The Japanese Olympic Committee has set an ambitious target of 30 gold medals for the 2020 Olympics, almost...
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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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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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July 03, 2017 - 9:11 am
SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. (AP) — Seneca Rocks in West Virginia draws climbers from around the mid-Atlantic to a craggy ridge with fiercely vertical routes rising from low forested mountains. Its peak is 900 feet above a fork of the Potomac River. Despite its daunting appearance, guides say this is a good...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. An elite rock climber has become the first to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety gear. National Geographic documented Alex Honnold's historic ascent of El Capitan on Saturday, June 3, 2017, saying the 31-year-old completed the "free solo" climb Saturday in nearly four hours. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 05, 2017 - 12:51 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting. That was the case until this weekend, when the elite rock climber...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. An elite rock climber has become the first to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety gear. National Geographic documented Alex Honnold's historic ascent of El Capitan on Saturday, June 3, 2017, saying the 31-year-old completed the "free solo" climb Saturday in nearly four hours. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 04, 2017 - 6:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting. That was the case until this weekend, when the elite rock climber...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. An elite rock climber has become the first to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety gear. National Geographic documented Alex Honnold's historic ascent of El Capitan on Saturday, June 3, 2017, saying the 31-year-old completed the "free solo" climb Saturday in nearly four hours. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 04, 2017 - 6:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting. That was the case until this weekend, however, when the elite rock...
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