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    Alexander Megos claims second 9a onsight with TCT at Gravere
    23.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alexander Megos claims second 9a onsight with TCT at Gravere

    Interview with Alexander Megos who on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gravere in Italy managed to onsight the 9a sport climb TCT. This is the German’s second 9a onsight after the historic world’s first 9a onsight in 2013.

    Tra Nuvole e Sogni, Rolando Larcher and Herman Zanetti make difficult repeat on Monte Cimo
    22.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Tra Nuvole e Sogni, Rolando Larcher and Herman Zanetti make difficult repeat on Monte Cimo

    On Sunday 21/05/2017 Rolando Larcher and Herman Zanetti made the probable first repeat of Tra Nuvole e Sogni (200m, 8a max, 7b obligatory), the difficult climb put up by Nicola Tondini and Andrea Simonini in 2012 on Monte Cimo (Brentino, Val d’Adige, Italy).

    Distensione, new rock climb in Val Gadena by Alessio Roverato and Angela Carraro
    22.05.2017 di Alessio Roverato in Climbing

    Distensione, new rock climb in Val Gadena by Alessio Roverato and Angela Carraro

    The report and topo by Alessio Roverato of the new multi-pitch rock climb Distensione (180m, 7a+ max, 6c+ obl) on Monte Spiz in Val Gadena (Valsugana Italy), established with Angela Carraro.

    Adam Ondra vs the European Climbing Championship wall in Val di Fassa
    21.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Adam Ondra vs the European Climbing Championship wall in Val di Fassa

    Czech climber Adam Ondra checked out the ADEL climbing wall which from 29 June to 1 July 2017 will host the European Climbing Championship.

    Marek Raganowicz adds big aid climbs to Baffin Island
    20.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marek Raganowicz adds big aid climbs to Baffin Island

    Polish climber Marek Raganowicz has made the first ascent of two difficult big walls on the Ship's Prow on Baffin Island, Canada: MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4).

    Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr add new climb to Black Canyon, Colorado
    19.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr add new climb to Black Canyon, Colorado

    At Black Canyon in Colorado, USA, the Austrians Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have established the new multi-pitch rock climb Mango Tango (5.11+ R/X, 600m).

    Giuliano Cameroni climbs best problem ever in Valle Bavona
    18.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Giuliano Cameroni climbs best problem ever in Valle Bavona

    At Sonlerto in Valle Bavona, Switzerland, Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of Grande gigante gentile. Graded 8A and 12m tall, the 20-year-old Swiss climber has described the line as 'the perfect highball'.

    Melloblocco 2017: Individually, Together
    15.05.2017 di Maurizio Panseri in Climbing

    Melloblocco 2017: Individually, Together

    Melloblocco 2017 seen through the eyes of Maurizio Panseri. After having climbed in Val Masino and Val di Mello for 30 years, the Italian alpinist now took part in this, his first-ever, grand bouldering meeting.

    Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell: three climbers at American Senate
    12.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Environment

    Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell: three climbers at American Senate

    In order to protect America’s National Monuments, yesterday the climbers Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington together with Libby Sauter and Kai Lightner where they voiced their concerns with the American Senate.

    Climbing video: Pietro Biagini repeats historic Ombra at Finale
    10.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbing video: Pietro Biagini repeats historic Ombra at Finale

    Pietro Biagini repeats Ombra (8b/+), the historic sport climb freed in 1988 by Andrea Gallo at Rocca di Perti close to Finale Ligure in Italy.

    Melloblocco 2017, climbing and bouldering galore tomorrow in Val Masino and Val di Mello
    10.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Melloblocco 2017, climbing and bouldering galore tomorrow in Val Masino and Val di Mello

    Tomorrow heralds the start in Italy’s Val Masino – Val di Mello on Melloblocco 2017, the world’s most famous international climbing meeting. Over 2000 climbers have already registered for the 14th edition.

    Christoph Hainz cleans up Der Fluch der Kamine at Sass dai Tamersc, Dolomites
    09.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Christoph Hainz cleans up Der Fluch der Kamine at Sass dai Tamersc, Dolomites

    On the South Face of Sass dai Tamersc Christoph Hainz has reequipped Der Fluch der Kamine (VII-, 390m). According to mountain guide from the South Tyrol this climb 'has the potential to become a classic rock climb' in the Italian Dolomites.

    Campitello di Fassa: less than 2 months to the European Climbing Championship
    08.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Campitello di Fassa: less than 2 months to the European Climbing Championship

    The countdown has begun to the European Climbing Championship, scheduled to take place from 29 June to 1 July 2017 at Campitello di Fassa, Italy. Val di Fassa will the Lead and Speed disciplines, as well as the Dolomiti Summer and Walking Festival and the traditional Dolomia meeting of historical mountaineering clubs of the Dolomites.

     Janja Garnbret and Aleksei Rubtsov climb to new heights in Japan
    07.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Janja Garnbret and Aleksei Rubtsov climb to new heights in Japan

    The fourth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 was won today at Hachioji-Tokyo in Japan by Slovenia climber Janja Garnbret and Russia’s Aleksei Rubtsov.

    Silvan Schüpbach and Dimitri Vogt repeat El Capitan Muir Wall
    05.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Silvan Schüpbach and Dimitri Vogt repeat El Capitan Muir Wall

    From 25 - 30 April 2017, Silvan Schüpbach and Dimitri Vogt repeated the Muir Wall up El Capitan in Yosemite. During 6 days on the 1000m southwest face the two Swissmen climbed all 33 pitches free at 5.13c (8a+).

    Shauna Coxsey, Keita Watabe, Iuliia Kaplina, Reza Alipourshenazandifar win Nanjing stage of Boulder & Speed World Cup
    04.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Shauna Coxsey, Keita Watabe, Iuliia Kaplina, Reza Alipourshenazandifar win Nanjing stage of Boulder & Speed World Cup

    Nanjing in China hosted the third stage of the Boulder World Cup 2017 on 28 and 29 April, won by Britain's Shauna Coxsey and Japan's Keita Watabe. The second stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Russia’s Iuliia Kaplina and Iran’s Reza Alipourshenazandifar. Both athletes managed to set new world records.

    Trad climbing: James Pearson takes on the difficult Le Voyage at Annot
    03.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Trad climbing: James Pearson takes on the difficult Le Voyage at Annot

    At Annot in France James Pearson has made the first ascent of Le Voyage, a trad climb graded E10 7a that might well be one of the hardest single pitch pure trad routes in the country.

    Ueli Steck's dream

    Ueli Steck's dream

    We have republished an interview with Ueli Steck we carried out in February 2006 at the Piolet d’Or award, for which the Swiss alpinist had been nominated for his solo enchainment of Cholatse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam.

    Stefano Ghisolfi adds new 9a+ to Arco, Italy
    02.05.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi adds new 9a+ to Arco, Italy

    At Laghel close to Arco, Italy's Stefano Ghisolfi made the first ascent of One Punch, a new 9a+ sports climb. Stefano Carnati repeated Il Frutto del Diavolo 8c+/9a at Bus de Vela and at Narango Alexander Megos made one of the hardest onsights on Italian soil.

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer
    01.05.2017 di Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

    In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

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