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Bassa and Mickael Mawem

Known as Les Frères Mawem—aka the Mawem brothers—this duo is the strongest set of kin climbing today. Hailing from the land of fromage, baguettes and Fontainebleau, Bassa, 35, was ranked first in IFSC Speed in 2018, up from 19th in 2017. Mickael, his younger brother by six years, was 15th in Bouldering and 44th in Speed in 2018. At the 2018 World Championships, in Innsbruck, Mickael placed a heartbreaking seventh in the overall combined, one spot shy of making finals. Something tells us these guys are just getting warmed up. For some seriously mind-blowing feats of strength, check them out at @lesfreresmawemofficiel. Photo by Frédeéric Nigoul

Josh Larson leaves a contrail at the first qualifying heat at the 2015 Psicobloc deep-water-soloing competition in Park City, Utah, as Chris Sharma powers upward. Sharma went on to place sixth at the lightning-delayed comp. Jimmy Webb nabbed first. Photo by Bailey Speed

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