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    Greenspit, Fred Moix climbing The Warrior's Roof in Valle dell'Orco
    19.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Greenspit, Fred Moix climbing The Warrior's Roof in Valle dell'Orco

    The short film The Warrior’s Roof by Christophe Margot retracing the first ascent of Greenspit in Valle dell’Orco, Italy at the hands of Didier Berthod and documenting the October 2016 repeat by Fred Moix.

    Adam Ondra, new climbing projects after Silence at Flatanger
    19.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra, new climbing projects after Silence at Flatanger

    After having freed the world’s first 9c, Adam Ondra has discovered two new projects at Flatanger in Norway which could be as difficult as 9b+.

    Kalymnos, 20 years of rock climbing in Greece
    18.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Kalymnos, 20 years of rock climbing in Greece

    The small island of Kalymnos in Greece, without a doubt one world's premier sport climbing destinations, celebrates 20 years of rock climbing holidays.

    Aladaglar Turkey, first repeat of Nessuno by Aktuyun and Yalcın
    17.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aladaglar Turkey, first repeat of Nessuno by Aktuyun and Yalcın

    Zorbey Aktuyun reports about the first repeat of Nessuno (8a+, 470 m) carried out with Muammer Yalcın in the Aladaglar massif in Turkey.

    Bugaboos Spire, big new rock climb up Canadian North Face
    16.09.2017 di Vlad Capusan in Alpinism

    Bugaboos Spire, big new rock climb up Canadian North Face

    Vlad Capusan reports about Tutti Frutti Summer Love (5.11+, A3, 17 pitches, 610m), the big new route climbed up the North Face of Bugaboos Spire in British Columbia, Canada together with Tom Schindfessel from 8 - 11 August 2017.

    Beat Kammerlander frees Kampfzone, a rare climbing gem in the Rätikon
    15.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Beat Kammerlander frees Kampfzone, a rare climbing gem in the Rätikon

    Interview with Austrian climber Beat Kammerlander after the first free ascent of his alpine sports climb Kampfzone (8c) in the Rätikon massif.

    Chris Sharma catches his Big Fish, spectacular and difficult new Deep Water Solo at Mallorca
    14.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Chris Sharma catches his Big Fish, spectacular and difficult new Deep Water Solo at Mallorca

    At Mallorca in Spain American rock climber Chris Sharma has made the first ascent of Big Fish, an extremely high Deep Water Solo (DWS) climb rated 8c+/9a.

    Anak Verhoeven claims 9a+ first female ascent at Pierrot Beach in France
    13.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Anak Verhoeven claims 9a+ first female ascent at Pierrot Beach in France

    Belgium's Anak Verhoeven has made the first ascent of 'Sweet Neuf' at Pierrot Beach in France, a sports climb she believes is 9a+. Should the grade be confirmed, Verhoeven becomes only the second woman to have climbed 9a+ and the first to have freed a route of this difficulty.

    Larcher and Marazzi free Così parlò Zarathustra in Vallone di Sea, Italy
    12.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Larcher and Marazzi free Così parlò Zarathustra in Vallone di Sea, Italy

    On 28 July 2017 Jacopo Larcher and Paolo Marazzi made the first free ascent of Così parlò Zarathustra, a A3 aid climb in Vallone di Sea established in 1983 by Isidoro Meneghin and Daniele Caneparo.

    Spaniards claim two new climbs and one first free ascent in Peru
    10.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Spaniards claim two new climbs and one first free ascent in Peru

    The brothers Iker Pou and Eneko Pou, together with Manu Ponce and Pedro Galán, have made the first ascent of two new rock climbs in Peru: Yaku Mama (7a+ / 185 m) next to the Gocta Falls in Amazonia, and Zerain 8a / 860 m in the valley of Quebrada Rurec in Cordillera Blanca. In the same valley the four also made the first free of Qui Io Vado Ancora, the route put up in 2006 by the Italian Ragni di Lecco climbers.

    Sílvia Vidal climbs new route up Xanadu West face in Alaska
    09.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Sílvia Vidal climbs new route up Xanadu West face in Alaska

    From 5 to 21 July 2017 Catalan alpinist Sílvia Vidal made the solo first ascent of 'Un pas més' (A4 / A4+, 6a, 530 m) up the West Face of Xanadu (Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska).

    Adam Ondra calls hardest climb in the world Silence
    08.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra calls hardest climb in the world Silence

    The first 9c sports climb in the world freed by Adam Ondra last Sunday at Flatanger in Norway has lost its 'Project Hard' status and now has official name: Silence. Ondra explains why and, indirectly, provides insight about his own climbing.

    Gabriele Moroni repeats 29dots, grand highball boulder problem in Valle dell'Orco
    07.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Gabriele Moroni repeats 29dots, grand highball boulder problem in Valle dell'Orco

    Interview with Italian climber Gabriele Moroni who on 02/09/2017 in Val Noasca (Valle dell’Orco, Italy) pulled off the first repeat of 29 dots, the difficult highball boulder problem freed in 2015 by Austria’s Bernd Zangerl.

    Devils Tower El Matador climbed by Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein
    07.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Devils Tower El Matador climbed by Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein

    Video: Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein repeat El Matador (5.11a), one of the classic climbs up Devils Tower in Wyoming, USA.

    Russia dominates Speed climbing at IFSC Youth World Championships Innsbruck
    07.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Russia dominates Speed climbing at IFSC Youth World Championships Innsbruck

    Russian athletes excelled on Sunday and Monday in the Speed climbing discipline at the IFSC Youth World Championships 2017 in Innsbruck, adding 11 more medals to the count.

    L'or du temps on Grand Capucin, Slovaks claim first free ascent
    06.09.2017 di Pavel Kratochvíl in Alpinism

    L'or du temps on Grand Capucin, Slovaks claim first free ascent

    The report by 16-year-old Slovak climber Pavel Kratochvíl who on 27/08/2017 with Róbert Luby (21) and Martin Krasňanský (34) made the first free ascent of L'or du temps, the new route put up on Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc, by Nina Caprez and Arnaud Petit.

    Adam Ondra climbs world's first 9c at Flatanger in Norway
    04.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Interviews

    Adam Ondra climbs world's first 9c at Flatanger in Norway

    Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra who on 3 September 2017 at Flatanger in Norway made the first free ascent of his Project Hard, a sport climb which the 24-year-old has graded 9c. Should this be confirmed, then the 45m line checks in as the first 9c in the world.

    Hakuna Matata, Lisi Steurer and Hannes Pfeifhofer climb new route up Taè in Dolomites
    03.09.2017 di Lisi Steurer in Alpinism

    Hakuna Matata, Lisi Steurer and Hannes Pfeifhofer climb new route up Taè in Dolomites

    The report by Lisi Steurer who teamed up with Hannes Pfeifhofer to make the first ascent of Hakuna Matata (400m, 8a), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the South Face of Taè (Spalti di Col Becchei), Dolomites.

    Filip Schenk and Ashima Shiraishi new Youth A Boulder World Champions
    02.09.2017 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Filip Schenk and Ashima Shiraishi new Youth A Boulder World Champions

    Yesterday at Innsbruck, Austria Filip Schenk and Ashima Shiraishi won their Youth A category during the Youth Boulder World Championship.

    Bouldering in Valle dell'Orco and the Orcoblocco climbing meeting
    01.09.2017 di Andrea Migliano in Climbing

    Bouldering in Valle dell'Orco and the Orcoblocco climbing meeting

    One day before the Orcoblocco bouldering meeting in Italy’s Valle dell’Orco Andrea Migliano introduces the valley in the Gran Paradiso National Park and in particular the new El Dorado sector with its 120 new boulder problems.

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