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10.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anak Verhoeven, Stefano Carnati and Sébastian Bouin climbing strong in Spain

Sport climbing in Spain: Belgium’s Anak Verhoeven has repeated Ciudad de Dios 9a/+ at Santa Linya, France’s Sébastian Bouin has redpointed La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana while at Margalef Stefano Carnati has climbed his 50th 8c or harder, Llamps i trons.

09.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gordon McArthur vs Storm Giant, world's first proposed D16 drytooling climb

The video of Gordon McArthur climbing his route Storm Giant at Fernie, Canada. Freed last August, this is the first dry tooling climb in the world to receive the grade D16.

08.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma climbing at Yosemite and Bishop

The video of Chris Sharma attempting an old project in Yosemite with Tommy Caldwell before moving on to Bishop to claim the first repeat of Everything is Karate, a difficult new sports climb established by Ethan Pringle.

08.12.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Mediterraneo up Punta Giradili, climbing between Sardinia's sky and sea

In this video by Sky Survey System and Alberto Masala discover the magical climbing as it dances between the cobalt sea and Sardinia’s deep blue skies. The set is Mediterraneo, the multi-pitch rock climb first ascended in 1986 up the fantastic Punta Giradili by Maurizio Oviglia, Mario Ogliengo and Patrick Raspo.

08.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

American Safe Climbing Association replaces 20,000 bolts

The ASCA, the American Safe Climbing Association, has replaced its 20,000th bolt in a bid to make climbing safer.

07.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New rock climb at Padaro, Arco, in memory of Fabio Comini

In June 2017 Alex Bertolini and Leonardo Martinelli established a new multi-pitch rock climb at Padaro in the Valle del Sarca above Arco (Italy) in memory of their friend Fabio Comini.

06.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Early climbing in slow Scottish winter

The winter mountaineering season in Scotland has begun in earnest with three notable ascents on Ben Nevis, Hell’s Lum Crag in the Cairngorms and at Beinn Heasgairnich in the Southern Highlands.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Climbing USA: Donald Trump reduces Bears Ears National Monument by 85%

The President of the United States Donald Trump has reduced protected lands in the Bears Ears National Monument by 85%, and by 45% those protected in the National Monument.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hazel Findlay fantastically free on the Salathé Wall on El Capitan

British rock climber Hazel Findlay has made a rare free ascent of the legendary Salathé Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kaunergrat Winter Traverse, Matthias & Hansjörg Auer mountaineering in the Ötztal Alps

Winter mountaineering video: Hansjörg Auer and his brother Matthias and their North - South traverse of the main section of the Kaunergrat ridge in the Ötztal Alps, Austria.

04.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Pearson climbs Power Ranger, bold and beautiful trad at Chattanooga

British climber James Pearson has made the first ascent of the bold and difficult route Power Ranger (5.14R / 8c) at Sunset Rocks, Chattanooga, USA.

04.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Miracle boulder fall

The video of climber Brian Koralewski who, while climbing at Little Rock Canyon, USA, breaks off a chunk of rock weighing 130 kilos…

03.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bombé bleu at Buoux attempted by Nicolas Januel

Interest in the Buoux Bombé bleu project, also referred to as Chantier by French climbing legend Marc Le Menestrel who bolted the line in 1991, has been rekindled thanks to French climber Nicolas Januel who recently attempted the historic project.

02.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan The Nose speed record video of Gobright & Reynolds

A video documenting a part of the amazing ascent carried out by Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright as they set a new speed record on The Nose, El Capitan,Yosemite on 21 October 2017 when they climbed the route in 2:19:44.

01.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Nina Caprez on To Bolt Or Not To Be at Smith Rock

The video of Swiss climber Nina Caprez repeating the historic To Bolt Or Not To Be at Smith Rock, the first 5.14a/8b+ in the USA freed by French climber Jean-Baptiste Tribout in 1986.

01.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Carnati is the perfect climber at Castelbianco

Italian climber Stefano Carnati has repeated Perfect Man 2.0, the difficult sport climb at Castelbianco, Albenga, freed in 2016 by Matteo Gambaro. A few days earlier at Andonno he repeated Noia, Italy’s first 8c+.

30.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Johnny Dawes walks up The Devil's Slide on Lundy

The short film 'A walk on the wild slide' by David Linnett featuring Johnny Dawes, one of the UK's most brilliant and influential rock climbers, walking up the ultra-classic The Devil's Slide on Lundy Island, UK.

30.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Phungi Peak, big Himalayan first ascent by Koshelenko and Lonchinskii

On 28 October 2017 Russian mountaineers Yury Koshelenko and Aleksei Lonchinskii completed the first ascent of Phungi Peak (6538 m) in the Nepalese Himalaya. Climbing in alpine style, the two required five days to forge their route up the mountain’s SW Face.

29.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Iker Pou frees difficult climbs at Margalef, Spain

At the Spanish crag Margalef the Basque climber Iker Pou has freed two difficult sport climbs: La Orden del Puño 8c and Pueblo Pequeño Infierno Grande 8c+.

29.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

A Door in the Sky, Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet fly into plane from Jungfrau

Amazing BASE Jump video: Frédéric Fugen and Vincent Reffet leap off Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps and make a wingsuit flight into an open plane.

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