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    Pietro Radassao frees Frosolone’s Iron Moon 8c+/9a
    19.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Pietro Radassao frees Frosolone’s Iron Moon 8c+/9a

    The report by Pietro Radassao who at Frosolone (Molise, Central Italy) made the first ascent of 'Iron Moon', a sport climb for which the Italian climber suggests 8c+/9a.

    Boulder World Cup 2017 and European Boulder Championship in Munich
    19.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Boulder World Cup 2017 and European Boulder Championship in Munich

    Live streaming today from Munich, Germany, currently hosting the last stage of the World Cup Boulder 2017, which also acts as the European Boulder Championship.

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo - rock climbing in the Dolomites
    18.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo - rock climbing in the Dolomites

    Cima Ovest, Cima Grande, Cima Piccola: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo offer unparalleled rock climbing throughout the Dolomites. Planetmountain.com provides an overview with some of the routes that have become milestones in the history of mountaineering, such as Spigolo Giallo, Via Comici - Dimai, Via Cassin, Hasse Brandler, Spigolo degli Scoiattoli and many more.

    L'or du temps, new climb up Grand Capucin by Arnaud Petit and Nina Caprez
    18.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    L'or du temps, new climb up Grand Capucin by Arnaud Petit and Nina Caprez

    Over 4 days this summer France’s Arnaud Petit and Switzerland’s Nina Caprez made the first ascent of L'or du temps, a new route up the South Face of Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc massif.

    Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance
    18.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance

    From 21 to 23 August 2017 the bivouac Bivacco dal Bianco located at the Ombretta Pass on Marmolada, Dolomites, will be closed for maintenance.

    Federica Mingolla repeats Via della Cattedrale, Marmolada, Dolomites
    17.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Federica Mingolla repeats Via della Cattedrale, Marmolada, Dolomites

    Interview with Italian climber Federica Mingolla who teamed up with Nicolò Geremia to repeat Via della Cattedrale (8a+ max, 800m), the famous climb up Marmolada, Dolomites

    Free to climb - the discovery of rock climbing at Arco, part 2
    15.08.2017 di Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Free to climb - the discovery of rock climbing at Arco, part 2

    The second and final episode about the history of sport climbing at Arco, taken from the book 'Rock Master, Climbing at Arco'.

    Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek climb Project fear
    15.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek climb Project fear

    On 2 August 2017 Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek carried out the second repeat of Project Fear (8c, 550 m) up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites

    Petri Heil new rock climb up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites
    14.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Petri Heil new rock climb up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites

    In 2016 Hannes Pfeifhofer and Dietmar Niederbrunner made the first ascent of Petri Heil (6c +, 590 meters), a new multi-pitch rock climb up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites.

    Free to climb - the discovery of rock climbing at Arco
    14.08.2017 di Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Free to climb - the discovery of rock climbing at Arco

    The first episode about the history of sport climbing at Arco, taken from the book 'Rock Master, Climbing at Arco'.

    Jernej Kruder climbs 8b+ greenpoint at Kotečnik in Slovenia
    13.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jernej Kruder climbs 8b+ greenpoint at Kotečnik in Slovenia

    At the limestone crag Kotečnik in Slovenia Jernej Kruder has made a trad ascent of the 8b+ sport climb 'Umazana Igra'.

    Jakob Schubert rocks Rocklands
    12.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jakob Schubert rocks Rocklands

    On his first climbing trip to Rocklands, South Africa, Austria’s Jakob Schubert climbed more than 20 boulder problems graded 8B or harder.

    Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin repeat Mora Mora on Tsaranoro in Madagascar
    10.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin repeat Mora Mora on Tsaranoro in Madagascar

    America’s Sasha DiGiulian and Spain’s Edu Marin have made what is believed to be the second free ascent of Mora Mora (8c, 700m) on Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.

    Video: Jacopo Larcher's Cadarese trad climbing project
    10.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Video: Jacopo Larcher's Cadarese trad climbing project

    The first episode of the new series ‘Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva features Jacopo Larcher and his difficult trad climbing project at Cadarese, Italy.

    Cima Ovest, new rock climb at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites
    10.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cima Ovest, new rock climb at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites

    On the NW Face Cima Ovest, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, Manuel Baumgartner and Alexander Huber have established Schatten der Großen (VII, 330m).

    Val di Mello, new rock climb on Qualido East Face
    09.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Val di Mello, new rock climb on Qualido East Face

    In June 2017 Marco Gianola, Simone Manzi and Andrea Mariani made the first ascent of 'Gran Diedro della Marocca’ (320m, 6b) up the East Face of Monte Qualido above Val di Mello, Italy.

    The children of Fessura Kosterlitz: the legendary crack climb in Valle dell'Orco
    09.08.2017 di Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    The children of Fessura Kosterlitz: the legendary crack climb in Valle dell'Orco

    A legend, a desire destined to remain a dream for most climbers: this is what the Kosterlitz crack in Valle dell'Orco represented to the Italian climbing scene in the ’70’s and ’80’s after having been first ascended in the early 1970’s by Scotland’s Mike Kosterlitz. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will be at Arco on 25 August 2017 in order to receive the award Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil during the Arco Rock Legends 2017. By Maurizio Oviglia.

    Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar
    08.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar

    The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.

    Bernd Zangerl climbs Into the Sun in Murgtal, Switzerland
    07.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Bernd Zangerl climbs Into the Sun in Murgtal, Switzerland

    The video of Austrian climber Bernd Zangerl who, 489 days after a serious injury, has managed to make the first free ascent of Into the Sun in Murgtal, Switzerland. Graded 8c+, this route is one of the hardest trad climbs in the world.

    Federica Mingolla climbs Vertical Chimera on Civetta, Dolomites
    04.08.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Federica Mingolla climbs Vertical Chimera on Civetta, Dolomites

    Federica Mingolla and Francesco Rigon have repeated Chimera Verticale (IX, 600m + initial pedestal), the difficult alpine climb up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites) first ascended by Alessandro Baù, Daniele Geremia, Alessandro Beber and Luca Matteraglia.

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