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18.07.2017 by Ralf Brunel in Competitions

The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel

The 70 best photos of the European Lead Climbing Championships 2017 at Campitello di Fassa taken by talented climber and photographer Ralf Brunel, the only Ladin athlete to have taken part in a Rock Master competition at Arco, back in 1997, won by François Legrand ahead of Cristian Brenna.

18.07.2017 by Niccolò Ceria in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria, 5 star boulder problems at Fontainebleau

Some of the best, but also most secluded boulder problems at Fontainebleau in France introduced by Italy’s Niccolò Ceria in this report and video after a month bouldering and climbing on his own last spring in the forest on the outskirts of Paris.

17.07.2017 by Richard Felderer in Climbing

Punta Argennas, new climb in Sardinia

Climbing in Sardinia: Richard Felderer introduces Falco, a new multi-pitch sport climb up foPunta Argennas recently established by Czech climbers Jan Kares and Jaro Ovcacek.

16.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Charles Albert climbs Monkey Wedding 8C barefoot at Rocklands

The video of French climber Charles Albert repeating the 8C boulder problem Monkey Wedding at Rocklands barefoot. Alexander Megos repeated this 2002 Fred Nicole test piece in just 30 minutes.

15.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hansjörg Auer climbs June Afternoon, difficult new Ötztal multi-pitch

On Nösslachwand in the Ötztal, Tyrol, Austria, Hansjörg Auer climbing together with Thomas Scheiber has made the first free ascent of 'June Afternoon', a new multi-pitch sports climb with difficulties up to 8b/+.

14.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017: Marcello Bombardi and Janja Garnbret win in Chamonix

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won last night at Chamonix by Marcello Bombardi from Italy and Janja Garnbret from Slovenia.

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead World Cup live streaming

Live streaming from Chamonix of the second stage of the Lead Climbing World Cup 2017. The finals begin at 20:50.

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ines Papert, Luca Lindič, Joseph Pfnür, Paul McSorley climb new trad in South Africa

In June Ines Papert, Joseph Pfnür, Luka Lindič and Paul McSorley made the fist ascent of Ruby Supernova, a new 520m high trad climb with difficulties up to ED1 7b+ (VI 5.12c) on Slanghoek Peak, Du Toits Kloof Mountains, South Africa

12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michael Wohlleben frees Parzival 8b on Westliche Dreifaltigkeit

In Switzerland’s Alpsteingebirge Germany’s Michael Wohlleben, climbing with Markus Hutter, has made the first free ascent of Parzival (8b, 150m) up the splendid limestone formation Westliche Dreifaltigkeit.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Romain Desgranges win at Villars in Switzerland

The first stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won on Saturday 8 July by Janja Garnbret and Romain Desgranges. The third stage of the Speed World Cup was won the previous evening by Anouck Jaubert and Reza Alipourshenazandifar.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher

Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denali, Alaska: Slovak Direct repeated by David Bacci and Luca Moroni

On their first climbing trip to Alaska, alpinists David Bacci and Luca Moroni pulled off the first Italian repeat of the Slovak Direct route up Denali (6194m) in Alaska.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer

The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Difficult Pembroke trad climbing by Zangerl, Larcher & Co

Barbara Zangerl, Lara Neumeier, Roland Hemetzberger and Jacopo Larcher have repeated numerous difficult trad climbs during their climbing trip to Pembroke in Wales, including The Big Issue E9 6c and Muy Caliente E9/E10.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

09.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race

At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.

08.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017 gets underway in Villars, Switzerland

The Lead Climbing World Cup 2017 got underway in Villars, Switzerland, yesterday. Live streaming today at 10.00 am today of the Semifinal, at 20.00 the finals.

07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback

On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.

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