After a lot of ascending and descending, we crested the peaks!
- neglect to make time (6) / monster's overpowered: start to struggle following endless pattern (7) / keep up with new lost language (7)
- past reports of worker showed signs of fatigue (6) / develop alliance to protect gemstone (4) / spread out goals in two different directions (6)
- destroy depot or weapon (7) / alternate acronym of the nhl member (6) / tough guy embraces thankless outsiders (5)
- pause in a runner's workout, it's said (5) / as an example, chad's western music (7) / backstrokes' pace? (4)
- to get down, hold back+shift→→↓ (7) / cripple to deteriorate after a block (6) / possibly enter audio port (3)
These are cryptic clues; provided is a helpful introduction if you are unfamiliar with this type of clue.