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    Less than a week to Melloblocco!
    24.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Less than a week to Melloblocco!

    The 11th Melloblocco begins on 1 May 2014. Over 1700 climbers have pre-registered for the world's most international bouldering meeting that will take place in Valmasino - Val di Mello, Italy, until 4 May 2014.

    Getu petition to save China's National Park is now online
    20.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Getu petition to save China's National Park is now online

    A petition has now been started to stop the destruction of the Getu National Park in China.

    Nicola Vonarburg climbs hard at Grotta di Mezzegra
    18.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Nicola Vonarburg climbs hard at Grotta di Mezzegra

    At Grotta di Mezzegra in Italy, 41-year-old Swiss climber Nicola Vonarburg has repeated Vamos 8c and Vamos Concita Martinez 8b+.

    Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo boulder to victory in Rome
    16.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo boulder to victory in Rome

    On Sunday 13 April Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo won the first stage of the Italian Bouldering Cup 2014 in Rome.

    Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier
    15.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier

    On 10/04/2014 Jeff Mercier and Corrado Pesce made the first free acent of the huge corner on the route established by Chris Bonington and Lito Tejada-Flores on 28 - 29 July 1965 up the West Face of Aiguille du Plan, Mont Blanc.

    SanVito Climbing Festival - Outdoor Games 2014
    14.04.2014 by Massimo Cappuccio in Events

    SanVito Climbing Festival - Outdoor Games 2014

    From 15 to 18 May 2014, the fourth edition of the San Vito Climbing Festival & Outdoors Games.

    Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report
    14.04.2014 by Paolo Tassi in Events

    Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report

    The report by Paolo Tassi of the 5th edition of the Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, three days of freeride, ski mountaineering and bouldering at Cortina.

    Save Getu from destruction!
    12.04.2014 by Alberto Selmin in Climbing

    Save Getu from destruction!

    The appeal by Alberto Selmin and a group of residents and local climbers to stop the development of a hotel and restaurant below the famous Getu arch in China.

    Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones
    11.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones

    Interview with Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindic who, together with Luka Krajnc, made the first free ascent of Rolling Stones up the North Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc), France

    Simone Pedeferri - behind the scenes of Melloblocco 2014
    10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Simone Pedeferri - behind the scenes of Melloblocco 2014

    Interview with Simone Pedeferri, the man who leads the group of route setters who unearth and prepare the new problems and areas for the Melloblocco bouldering event in Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy.

    Bernardo Gimenez photography interview. Observing the mountains #2
    10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Bernardo Gimenez photography interview. Observing the mountains #2

    Interview with Argentine photographer Bernardo Gimenez who has made the mountains, rock climbing and alpinism are his favourite photo set. By Marco Ferrario.

    Sondrio Street Climbing. The Salewa Rockshow 2014 begins

    Sondrio Street Climbing. The Salewa Rockshow 2014 begins

    On 5 April 2014 the city of Sondrio hosted the Vth Sondrio Street Climbing event that acted as the first Italian stage of the Salewa Rockshow 2014. The report by Beatrice Giustolisi.

    Paige Claassen frees Middle Earth, 8b at 4000m in Ecuador
    09.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Paige Claassen frees Middle Earth, 8b at 4000m in Ecuador

    American climber Paige Claassen has made the first ascent of Middle Earth, an 8b located in the Cajas National Park in Ecuador at an altitude of 4000m.

     Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno
    08.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno

    From 22 - 27 July 2014 at Livigno, Italy, the second edition of Adventure Awards Days, a festival dedicated to adventure: to live, tell and share.

    Varazze BluBloc 2014
    08.04.2014 by Christian Core in Events

    Varazze BluBloc 2014

    Christian Core reports about the 1st Varazze BluBloc, the bouldering meeting that was held at Varazze (Italy) on Saturday 5 April, 2014.

    Hazel Findlay becomes first British woman to climb 8c
    07.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Hazel Findlay becomes first British woman to climb 8c

    In redpointing Fish Eye at Oliana in Spain on Saturday 5 April , British climber Hazel Findlay has become the first British woman to climb 8c.

    Orosei and the climbing in Sardinia
    07.04.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    Orosei and the climbing in Sardinia

    Maurizio Oviglia introduces the rock climbing around the village of Orosei in Sardinia.

    Montserrat: Sachi Amma and Ferran Guerrero free La reina de Escocia
    06.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Montserrat: Sachi Amma and Ferran Guerrero free La reina de Escocia

    On 1 April 2014 Sachi Amma and Ferran Guerrero made the first free ascent of La reina de Escocia, 8b+, originally climbed with the use of aid by Gabriel Reina in 1984.

    Niccolò Ceria repeats Off the Wagon in Valle Bavone, Switzerland
    03.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Niccolò Ceria repeats Off the Wagon in Valle Bavone, Switzerland

    Italian boulderer Niccolò Ceria has repeated Off the Wagon 8B+ in Valle Bavona, Switzerland.

    Melloblocco 2014 - simply climbing
    03.04.2014 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    Melloblocco 2014 - simply climbing

    From 30 April to 4 May 2014 Melloblocco, the world's biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, returns to Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy. Almost 1200 climbers have already pre-registered for this event. Simone Pedeferri and the team of route setters are hard at work preparing the boulder problems and new areas of this 11th edition.

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