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    Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!
    03.05.2016 di Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!

    For those who are lost in climbing or want to get lost climbing, the date is set from 5 to 8 May in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy, for the world’s most famous international bouldering meeting, Melloblocco 2016.

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche
    02.05.2016 di Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche

    The bodies of Alex Lowe, one of the strongest American mountaineers of all time, and David Bridges, have been discovered in the Himalaya 16 years after having been swept away by an avalanche while climbing Shishapangma (8027m), Tibet. Their remains were discovered by Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck and his German counterpart David Göttler.

    James McHaffie climbs new Dinas Cromlech desperate
    02.05.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    James McHaffie climbs new Dinas Cromlech desperate

    British rock climber James McHaffie has made the first ascent of House of Talons, an E9 6c on Dinas Cromlech, Llanberis Pass, Wales.

    Shauna Coxsey and Tomoa Narasaki win Chongqing stage of Bouldering World Cup 2016
    01.05.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Shauna Coxsey and Tomoa Narasaki win Chongqing stage of Bouldering World Cup 2016

    The third stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 took place in Chongqing, China and was won today by Shauna Coxsey and Tomoa Narasaki. While Narasaki celebrates his first senior victory, this is Coxsey’s third gold in a row this season.

    Traumpfeiler, the pillar of dreams above Val Gardena with Stefan Stuflesser and Filip Schenk
    29.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Traumpfeiler, the pillar of dreams above Val Gardena with Stefan Stuflesser and Filip Schenk

    Climbing video: Stefan Stuflesser and Filip Schenk repeat Traumpfeiler, the famous multi-pitch sports climb at Cansla in the Dolomites.

    Manolo and Bellissima... six hours to bolt it, six minutes to free it
    29.04.2016 di Manolo in Climbing

    Manolo and Bellissima... six hours to bolt it, six minutes to free it

    Manolo talks about the 35m sports climb he bolted and freed on the SW Face of Picco delle Aquile, Monte Coppolo, Valnuvola, Italy. The route is called Bellissimo… gorgeous, and perhaps there’s a reason why.

    Haywire, the short film by Cheyne Lempe big wall climbing on Baffin Island
    28.04.2016 di Ben Lepsant in Alpinism

    Haywire, the short film by Cheyne Lempe big wall climbing on Baffin Island

    Ben Lepesant reviews Haywire, the short film shot and directed by American alpinist Cheyne Lempe who in May 2015, together with Dave Allfrey, forged a worrying new climb called Deconstructing Jenga (VI, 5.9+, A3+) up Great Cross Pillar on Baffin Island, Canada.

    Kajsa Rosén and her perfect climbing state of mind at Oliana
    28.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Kajsa Rosén and her perfect climbing state of mind at Oliana

    Interview with 19-year-old Swedish climber Kajsa Rosén who, with T-1 Full equipe at Oliana in Spain at the end of March, carried out one of the most difficult female onsights of all times.

    Climbing video: Adam Ondra attempting Stoking the Fire at Santa Linya in Spain
    27.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbing video: Adam Ondra attempting Stoking the Fire at Santa Linya in Spain

    A video documenting Adam Ondra and his attempts on Stoking the Fire, a 9b sports climb freed by Chris Sharma at Santa Linya in Spain.

    Jerry Moffatt: from the Campus Board to early sports climbing training
    26.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jerry Moffatt: from the Campus Board to early sports climbing training

    Video interview with British rock climber Jerry Moffatt, one of the driving forces in sports climbing and bouldering during the 1980's and 1990’s. The interview also features early footage of Moffatt training together with Ben Moon in their Sheffield cellar.

    Shauna Coxsey and Rustam Gelmanov win Kazo stage of Bouldering World Cup 2016
    24.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Shauna Coxsey and Rustam Gelmanov win Kazo stage of Bouldering World Cup 2016

    British climber Shauna Coxsey and Russia’s Rustam Gelmanov have won the second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016, held yesterday and today at Kazo in Japan. Italy’s Michael Piccolruaz places a sensational second.

    Bouldering World Cup 2016: Kazo live
    24.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Bouldering World Cup 2016: Kazo live

    The second stage of the IFSC Boulder World Cup 2016 is currently taking place in Kazo, Japan.

    Half Dome 1977 and the pioneering flight in Yosemite
    22.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Half Dome 1977 and the pioneering flight in Yosemite

    The short film by Carl Boenish that documents the flight carried out by Rich Piccirilli, Jim Hanbury and Brian Johnson from Half Dome (Yosemite) that marked a pivotal moment in the history of BASE jumping.

    Pace in Siria on Dain di Pietramurata, new rock climb in Italy's Sarca valley
    20.04.2016 di Marco Bozzetta in Climbing

    Pace in Siria on Dain di Pietramurata, new rock climb in Italy's Sarca valley

    The report by Marco Bozzetta who, together with Francesco Salvaterra, made the first ascent of Pace in Siria (7a+, 6c+ obligatory, 230m), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the SE Face of Dain di Pietramurata, Valle del Sarca, Italy.

    Delta Minox in Val Masino climbed by Federica Mingolla, Luca Schiera and Andrea Gaddi
    20.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Delta Minox in Val Masino climbed by Federica Mingolla, Luca Schiera and Andrea Gaddi

    Federica Mingolla reports of her 20/03/2016 ascent, together with Andrea Gaddi and Luca Schiera, of the classic multi-pitch rock climb Delta Minox up Pilastro del Scingino, Cavalcorto, Val Masino, Italy, established on 4 September 1988 by Tarcisio Fazzini, Livio Gianola, Sabina Gianola and Norberto Riva.

    Melloblocco 2016: a story that goes back a long way
    19.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Events

    Melloblocco 2016: a story that goes back a long way

    Michele Comi, Nicola Noè and Stefano Scetti, the historical organisers of Melloblocco, talk about the world's biggest climbing and bouldering meeting that will take place in Italy's Val Masino - Val di Mello from 5 to 8 May 2016. Over 1300 climbers are set to take part in the 13th edition, and registration is online at www.melloblocco.it

    Fabian Buhl makes winter Wetterbock ascent
    18.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Fabian Buhl makes winter Wetterbock ascent

    From 17 - 19 March 2016 German climber Fabian Buhl made a solo ascent of Wetterbock, a 10-pitch 8c freed in 2014 by Alexander Huber up the Wetterbockwand, Göll East Face, Berchtesgaden Alps, Austria.

    Anak Verhoeven beats the Bronx at Orgon
    18.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Anak Verhoeven beats the Bronx at Orgon

    Anak Verhoeven from Belgium has made what might well be the first female ascent of the historic 8c+ sports climb Bronx at Orgon in France.

    Shauna Coxsey and Alexey Rubtsov win Meiringen Bouldering World Cup
    16.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Shauna Coxsey and Alexey Rubtsov win Meiringen Bouldering World Cup

    Britain’s Shauna Coxsey and Russia’s Alexey Rubtsov have won the first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 at Meiringen this evening at Meiringen in Switzerland. Melissa Le Neve and Martin Stranik took silver, Megan Mascarenas and Jorg Verhoeven bronze.

    Bouldering World Cup 2016: kick off in Meiringen Switzerland
    16.04.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Bouldering World Cup 2016: kick off in Meiringen Switzerland

    The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 started in Meiringen Switzerland, yesterday. The Semifinals and Finals take place today at 11:00 and 18:30 respectively and can be followed in in live streaming.

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