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    Sonnie Trotter free climbs the Totem Pole Ewbank Route
    25.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Sonnie Trotter free climbs the Totem Pole Ewbank Route

    The video of Sonnie Trotter climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania via the Ewbank Route. Established by John Ewbank and Allan Keller with the use of aid in 1968, in 2009 Doug McConnell and Dean Rollins freed the individual pitches on separate days. Trotter’s ascent is the first free ascent in a single push.

    New rock climb up Coste dell'Anglone in Valle del Sarca, Italy
    24.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    New rock climb up Coste dell'Anglone in Valle del Sarca, Italy

    In 2015 Leonardo Dagani made the first ascent of Frog (6c, 220m), a new multi-pitch sports climb up the Piramide Lakshmi, Coste dell'Anglone, Valle del Sarca, Italy.

    Adam Ondra, Yuji Hirayama, Sachi Amma, Klemen Becan, hot climbing action at Flatanger and Oliana
    23.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra, Yuji Hirayama, Sachi Amma, Klemen Becan, hot climbing action at Flatanger and Oliana

    Sport climbing news: on 16/06/2016 at Flatanger in Norway Adam Ondra made the first ascent of the 9a+ climb 120 Degrees. And while the talented Japanese Yuji Hirayama and Sachi Amma have now reached this cave, at Oliana in Spain Klemen Bečan from Slovenia has repeated his second 9a+, Papichulo.

    Alex Honnold climbing at The Needles
    23.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alex Honnold climbing at The Needles

    American rock climber Alex Honnold solo climbing at The Needles in California, USA. The VR footage offers a 360° view and gives the sensation of actually being there.

    Marmolada South Face: climbing banned on Via dell’Ideale only
    21.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marmolada South Face: climbing banned on Via dell’Ideale only

    Following legislation issued earlier today by the Municipality of Rocca Pietore, it is forbidden to climb the route Via dell’Ideale up Punta Rocca (Punta d'Ombretta), Marmolada south face, Dolomites from 21 June to 15 July 2016.

    Italian Lead Cup, Claudia Ghisolfi and Alberto Gotta win at L'Aquila
    21.06.2016 di Daniele Adriani in Competitions

    Italian Lead Cup, Claudia Ghisolfi and Alberto Gotta win at L'Aquila

    On Sunday, June 19 the third stage of the Italian Lead Cup was won o Villa San Angelo, L'Aquila, by Claudia Ghisolfi and Alberto Gotta.

    Rocklands trad climbing revisited by Caroline Ciavaldini & James Pearson
    20.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Rocklands trad climbing revisited by Caroline Ciavaldini & James Pearson

    Climbing video: Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson revisit Rocklands in South Africa to discover the area’s wealth of trad climbing.

    Pirmin Bertle proposes 9a testpiece in Piedra Parada, Patagonia
    18.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Pirmin Bertle proposes 9a testpiece in Piedra Parada, Patagonia

    German climber Pirmin Bertle has made the first ascent of 'Azul es el cielo de los ciegos' at Piedra Parada in Argentine Patagonia. Graded 9a, this route may well be the hardest sport climb in South America.

    Chris Sharma multi-pitch project at Mont-Rebei in Spain
    17.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Chris Sharma multi-pitch project at Mont-Rebei in Spain

    The video documenting the attempts of Chris Sharma & Klemen Bečan to free a 250m multi-pitch sports climb the American established at Congost de Mont-Rebei in Spain.

    Horror Vacui, new multi-pitch rock climb up Monte Cimo by Rolando Larcher
    17.06.2016 di Rolando Larcher in Climbing

    Horror Vacui, new multi-pitch rock climb up Monte Cimo by Rolando Larcher

    Rolando Larcher together with a series of different climbing partners has made the first ascent of Horror Vacui (8b+ max, 7b+ obl.) a new multi-pitch rock climb up the Scoglio dei Ciclopi face on Monte Cimo (Val d'Adige, Italy). As the name suggests, the line is a huge outing through the void. The report by Rolando Larcher.

     Lena Herrmann first German woman to climb 8c+
    16.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Lena Herrmann first German woman to climb 8c+

    22-year-old German Lena Herrmann has climbed her first 8c+, Battle Cat in the Frankenjura. With this ascent she has become the first German woman to climb a route of this difficulty.

    Underground climbed by Jacopo Larcher at Massone, Arco
    16.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Underground climbed by Jacopo Larcher at Massone, Arco

    The report by Italian climber Jacopo Larcher who repeated Underground, the 9a sports climb freed in 1998 by Manfred Stuffer at Massone close to Arco (Lake Garda – Trentino), Italy.

    Pamela Shanti Pack climbing 'Am I Evil?'
    15.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Pamela Shanti Pack climbing 'Am I Evil?'

    The video of Pamela Shanti Pack making the first ascent of her newest off-width crack climb in the Moab desert called 'Am I Evil?'.

    Stefano Carnati climbs Action Directe in the Frankenjura
    15.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Carnati climbs Action Directe in the Frankenjura

    18 year-old Italian climber Stefano Carnati has repeated Action Directe, the legendary 9a sport climb established by Wolfgang Güllich in Germany’s Frankenjura in 1991.

    Angelo Mio, new rock climb in Val Gadena
    14.06.2016 di Alessio Roverato in Climbing

    Angelo Mio, new rock climb in Val Gadena

    Alessio Roverato provides the report and topo of Angelo Mio (250m, 7a +, 6c obl), a new rock climb he established together with Angela Carrar on Monte Spitz in Val Gadena (Valsugana VI).

    Hart aber Fair, new multi-pitch rock climb in the Dolomites
    13.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Hart aber Fair, new multi-pitch rock climb in the Dolomites

    Simon Gietl and Simon Oberbacher have made the first ascent of 'Hart aber Fair', a new rock climb up Piz dla Dorada, above Colfosco in Alta Badia, Dolomites

    Shauna Coxsey wins Bouldering World Cup 2016, Megan Mascarenas and Kokoro Fujii win in Vail
    12.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Shauna Coxsey wins Bouldering World Cup 2016, Megan Mascarenas and Kokoro Fujii win in Vail

    Britain’s Shauna Coxsey placed second in Vail last night to win the Bouldering World Cup 2016. The sixth stage was won America’s Megan Mascarenas and Japan’s Kokoro Fujii.

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan
    10.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan

    On 9 June 2016, the 27-year-old Italian alpinist Leonardo Comelli died while attempting the first ski descent of Laila Peak (Karakorum, Pakistan). The other expedition members Carlo Cosi, Zeno Cecon and Enrico Mosetti, are unhurt.

    Touching the void - immortal stories
    09.06.2016 di Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Touching the void - immortal stories

    PlayAlpinismo films: Touching the void by Kevin Macdonald recounts the dramatic and immortal story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates and their first ascent of the West Face of Siula Grande (Andes, Peru). A film and a story about the greatness of friendship and life. The review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Pedra Longa, its climbing and the video Luce senza memoria
    08.06.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Pedra Longa, its climbing and the video Luce senza memoria

    Climbing video: Maurizio Oviglia introduces his video of Luce senza memoria, the long traverse around Pedra Longa in Sardinia, first climbed in 1981 by Marco Bernardi and Alessandro Gogna.

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