Yesterday at the drytooling crag Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites Angelika Rainer repeated A Line Above the Sky. With this ascent the climber from the South Tyrol has become the first woman in the world to climb D15 and, in doing so, she has equalled the maximum difficulty ever climbed by her male counterparts.
At the crag Laghel close to Arco, Italy, Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated One Slap, the 9b freed by Adam Ondra a week ago. This is Ghisolfi’s third 9b sports climb.
In the beautiful canyon of Gutturu Cardaxius on the south west coast of Sardinia, Piazza Pulita is a new crag dedicated to Oskar Piazza. It currently hosts 26 climbs from 5a to 7b.
Sport climbing past and present: Peter Moser talks about his February 2017 first ascent of 'Progetto Bassi', an old project bolted by Roberto Bassi years ago at the historic Italian crag Celva.
The video of Jeremy Bonder training on the extremely high Campus Board located in the Karma climbing wall at Fontainebleau in France.
The video of Italian climber Gabriele Moroni repeating the 8A highball boulder problem ‘Grande gigante gentile’ at Sonlerto in Valle Bavona, Switzerland.
Two climbers, unknown and beautiful, reach the top of Aguglia di Goloritzè, the splendid limestone needle in Sardinia. A moment of pure joy high above the turquoise sea of the Gulf of Orosei.
Georgian mountaineers Giorgi Tepnadze, Bakar Gelashvili and Archil Badriashvili have established a new route up the SE Face of Larkya Main. It is also the first ascent of this 6425m high mountain in the Himalaya.
Japanese rock climber Keita Kurakami has made a free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan (Yosemite, USA). This is only the 5th free ascent of the monumental big wall.
Precisely five years after the death of French climber Patrick Edlinger, some thoughts and a video of one of the absolute climbing legends.
The video of Marcel Remy who, aged 94, climbs Miroir de l'Argentine in Switzerland.
Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of One Slap, a new 9b sports climb at the crag Laghel close to Arco. This is the second 9b in Arco and the third in Italy.
Mountaineering in the Himalayas: in the Lunag Massif (Khumbu region) the French mountaineers Max Bonniot and Pierre Sancier have climbed Tolérance Zero, a new 1100m route described as elegant, logical and technical up the North Face of Pangbuk North (6589 m).
Basque climber Patxi Usobiaga has climbed his hardest route to date, Pachamama 9a+/b at Oliana in Spain.
The last leg of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2017, held on 11 and 12 November in Kranj, Slovenia, was won by Austria’s Jakob Schubert and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret. France’s Romain Desgranges and Garnbret won the overall ranking, ahead of Stefano Ghisolfi and Jain Kim.
52-year-old Valery Rozov, one for the most expert and famous BASE jumpers in the world, has died in a BASE Jump accident on Ama Dablam.
The final, decisive round of the Lead World Cup 2017 is currently taking place at Kranj in Slovenia. France’s Romain Desgranges is close to victory, but Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi could still cause an upset.
On 14 October 2017 German alpinist Thomas Huber and the Swissmen Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker made the first ascent of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, a new climb up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar. This is only the 4th ascent of the 6155 m peak located in the Indian Himalaya.
French climber Charles Albert has freed the extension to La Révolutionnaire, suggesting 8C+. If confirmed, this becomes the first problem in Fontainebleau (France) to be graded 8C+ and also one of the hardest boulder problems in the world.
Maurizio Oviglia introduces Cuba, a new sports climbing crag in SE Sardinia.