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29.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends 2016 Awards Ceremony videos

The videos of the eleventh edition of Arco Rock Legends that took place on Friday 26/08/2016. The climbers for the Wild Country Rock Award are Daniel Andrada (winner), Jakob Schubert and Laura Rogora while the climbers in the La Sportiva Competition Award are Mina Markovič (winner), Janja Garnbret and Adam Ondra.

29.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sasha Di Giulian, Felipe Camargo free big wall at Pedra Riscada, Brazil

American rock climber Sasha Di Giulian and Felipe Camargo from Brazil have made the first free ascent of 'Planeta dos Macacos' (8a+, 650m) up one of the main peaks in the Pedra Riscada massif in Brazil. The big wall climb is believed to currently be the only route up the peak.

29.08.2016 by Vertical-Life.info in Climbing

Stube, the new sport climbing crag in Höhlensteintal, Dolomites

The 'Crags for each season' project in collaboration with Vertical-Life.info continues with Stube, the new crag in Itay's Höhlensteintal / Val di Landro (Dolomites)

28.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra and Janja Garnbret win 30th Rock Master Trophy

Adam Ondra (Cze) and Janja Garnbret (Slo) win the 30th Rock Master Trophy at Arco via the Duel competition formula. Austria's Jakob Schubert and Max Rudigier place second and third respectively, while in the women's event Katharina Posch (Aut) placed second, ahead of Anak Verhoeven (Bel), third.

28.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Rock Master Festival 2016: Adam Ondra and Katharina Saurwein win the KO Boulder Contest

On Sunday 28 August 2016 Adam Ondra won the KO Boulder Contest of the 30th Rock Master, beating in a thrilling final Germany's Jan Hojer (silver) and France's Jeremy Bonder. Victory in the women's event went to Katharina Saurwein from Austria who beat Italy's Giorgia Tesio and Serbia's Stasa Gejo, second and third respectively.

28.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

30th Rock Master live on RAI Sport 1 TV

On Sunday 28 August 2016 the Italian TV channel RAI Sport 1 will broadcast live from 13,30 to 15,55 the Duel competition to assign the 30th Rock Master and provide recaps about the Lead World Cup and Speed World Cup that took place in Arco yesterday.

27.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Romain Desgranges and Anak Verhoeven win the IFSC Climbing World Cup Lead at Arco

Rock Master Festival 2016. At Arco Romain Desgranges (Fra) and Anak Verhoeven (Bel) win the 5th stage of Lead World Cup 2016. Jakob Schubert (Aut) and Jain Kim (Kor) place second, Dmitrii Fakiryanov (Rus) and Janja Garnbret (Slo) place third. Francesco Vettorata, the only Italian in the Final, finishes seventh.

27.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Rock Master Festival 2016: the finalists of the Lead World Cup at Arco

Rock Master Festival, 27/08/2016. A beautiful and difficult Semifinal of the 5th stage of the Lead World Cup has just come to an end. Anak Verhoeven (Bel) and Romain Desgranges (Fra) produce the only two tops, and are followed by Ramón Julian Puigblanque (Esp), Jakob Schubert (Aut), Domen Skofic (Slo), Dmitrii Fakiryanov (Rus), Francesco Vettorata (Ita), Adam Ondra (Cze), Sebastian Halenke (Ger) and Anne-Sophie Koller (Sui), Mina Markovic (Slo), Janja Garnbret (Slo), Julia Chanourdie (Fra), Yuka Kobayashi (Jpn), Mathilde Becerra (Fra) e Jain Kim (Kor). Live streaming of the finals from the Climbing Stadium at 20:00.

27.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends 2016 awarded to Daniel Andrada, Mina Markovič and the IFSC

On Friday 26/08/2016 the 11th Arco Rock Legends celebration took place in Arco, Italy during the 30th Rock Master. Daniel Andrada won the Wild Country Rock Award, while the La Sportiva Competition Award went to Mina Markovič. The other nominees were Jakob Schubert, Laura Rogora, Janja Garnbret and Adam Ondra. IFSC president Marco Maria Scolaris received the The Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil 2016 on behalf of the International Federation of Sport Climbing.

26.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Rock Master Festival Day 1: qualification IFSC World Cup Lead

The report of the first day of the fifth stage of the Lead World Cp 2016, currently taking place at Arco during the 30th Rock Master competition.

26.08.2016 by Peter Manhartsberger in Climbing

Bramosa Scura, new rock climb in Sella group, Dolomites

Peter Manhartsberger reports about the first ascent, carried out together with Klaus Gössinger, of Bramosa Scura (6c+, 145m), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the North Face of Cima Vallon, Sella, Dolomites.

26.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma in Le Blond Project at Oliana

The video of America climber Chris Sharma attempting his Le Blond Project at Oliana, named after Patrick Edlinger.

25.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angela Eiter boulders hard in Silvretta

While recovering from a finger injury, former Lead World Champion Angela Eiter has sent some hard boulder problems at the Silvretta bouldering area in Austria.

24.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Rock Master Festival 2016: Lead World Cup and Arco Rock Legends on Friday

Within the context of the Rock Master Festival 2016, the Lead World Cup and the Speed World Cup now return to Italy. 199 athletes from 28 different nations will compete on Friday 26 and on Saturday 27 August at the Arco Climbing Stadium (Garda Trentino). Sunday’s competitions continue with the KO Boulder Contest and the 30th Rock Master Trophy. To cap it all, the Arco Rock Legends sport climbing Oscars are scheduled for Friday night.

23.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ötztal, new rock climb up Kristallwand by Hansjörg Auer and Alexander Blümel

Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel have established 'The loss of the Demantoid', a new multi-pitch rock climb up the Kristallwand face on Kirchkogel (3280m) in Austria. The route was established in memory of their friend Gerhard Fiegl.

23.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin repeats Wogü in Switzerland’s Rätikon massif

Spanish sports climber Edu Marin has carried out the first repeat of Wogü, the 8c multi-pitch sports climb established by Beat Kammerlander and freed by Adam Ondra in the Rätikon massif, Switzerland.

22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge

On 16/08/2016 Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck raced up the Innominata Ridge (1000m, D+, V+, 60º) to the summit of Mont Blanc. Not to set a speed record, but to enjoy 'a great day out in the mountains.'

22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites: gigantic rockfall off Kleine Gaisl

The video of mountain guide Roman Valentini documenting the enormous rockfall that took place last week on Kleine Gaisl (Piccola Croda Rossa), in the Braies group of the Italian Dolomites

22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends: Climbing Ambassador 2016 awarded to the IFSC

On 26 August 2016 in Arco (Garda Trentino, Italy) the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil 2016 prize will be awarded to the International Federation of Sport Climbing for the inclusion of sport climbing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Marco Maria Scolaris, president of the IFSC since 2001, will receive the award on behalf of the federation.

21.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The need to hammer in some pegs, to get lost in order to find yourself. By Giovanni Zaccaria

Giovanni Zaccaria recalls the climb, carried out in December 2015 together with his partner Alice Lazzaro, of 'Per aspera ad astra'; not necessarily a new route, but certainly an adventure up the North Face of Campanile S. Marco (Marmarole, Dolomites) in memory of his grandfather Giuseppe Suppiej.

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