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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.

28.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mountaineering in New Zealand, Ben Dare climbs new route on Mount Cook

On 18 November 2017 Ben Dare from New Zealand made the first ascent, solo, of Remembrance, a new 550 m climb up the South Face of Aoraki / Mt Cook.

28.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra: the trailer of Silence 9c at Flatanger in Norway

The trailer of Adam Ondra at Flatanger in Norway climbing Silence, the world’s first 9c.

27.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nicolas Favresse adds spectacular new trad climb to Yosemite

In Yosemite, USA, Belgian climber Nicolas Favresse together with Alix Morris and Drew Smith makes the first free ascent of Eye of Sauron, a spectacular and difficult new 400 m trad climb in the Ribbon Falls area.

26.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cengia Giradili, video of the new crag in Sardinia

The video of Cengia Giradili, the panoramic new crag below the famous Punta Giradili close to Baunei in Sardinia.

25.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Legends Only 2017, live streaming at 19:30

The La Sportiva Legends Only 2017 kicks off this evening at Stockholm, Sweden. The climbers invited to this international bouldering competition are Shauna Coxsey, Mélissa Le Nevé, Petra Klingler, Katja Kadić, Fanny Gibert e Staša Gejo.. Live streaming commences at 19:30.

24.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pangbuk North, video of the French route in Nepal

The video of Tolerance Zero, the new climb established by French alpinists Max Bonniot and Pierre Sancier up the North Face of Pangbuk North (6589 m) in Nepal.

23.11.2017 by Angelika Rainer in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer first female D15 with A Line Above the Sky

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.

22.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi climbs One Slap, his third 9b

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.

20.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Piazza Pulita in Sardinia, a new crag dedicated to Oskar Piazza

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.

20.11.2017 by Peter Moser in Climbing

Peter Moser frees old Roberto Bassi project at Celva

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.

19.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The tallest Campus Board in the world

The video of Jeremy Bonder training on the extremely high Campus Board located in the Karma climbing wall at Fontainebleau in France.

18.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gabriele Moroni repeats perfect Valle Bavona highball

The video of Italian climber Gabriele Moroni repeating the 8A highball boulder problem ‘Grande gigante gentile’ at Sonlerto in Valle Bavona, Switzerland.

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