Big wall climbing video: Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein and their November 2016 repeat of the Dihedral Wall (5.14a / 8b+) and Final Frontier 5.13b (8a) up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.
The Classics | Boulder continues with the third episode dedicated to Dreamtime at Cresciano in Switzerland. Germany's Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm take a step back in time and explore this problem established in 2000 by Fred Nicole and hailed as the world's first 8C.
Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.
On the North Pillar of Gross Wellhorn (Bernese Oberland, Switzerland) Silvan Schüpbach with the help of various climbing partners established two difficult multi-pitch alpine climbs, Adrenlinchiubi (7c max 7b obligatory, 250m) and Röck u Zöpf (7c max 7b obligatory, 230m).
Interview with American alpinists Jess Roskelley who made the first ascent of the South Ridge on Mount Huntington (3731m) in Alaska with Clint Helander. Called the Gauntlet Ridge (Alaska Grade 6, M6, A0, 95° snow, 2,500m), the committing new route was climbed alpine style over an 8-day period in mid-April.
Chris Sharma's homage to Oliana (Contrafort de Rumbau, Spain) one of the most popular and important high end sports climbing crags in the world.
Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera have established ‘L’Olandese Volante’, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Precipizio degli Asteroidi in Val di Mello, Italy.
Interview with Polish climber Marek Raganowicz after his solo first ascents of MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4), two difficult big wall climb up the Ship's Prow on Scott Island, Baffin Island, Canada.
The video of Spanish paraclimbers Urko Carmona Barandiaran and Javier Aguilar climbing a multi-pitch route at Peñón de Ifach in Spain.
The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.
European Climbing Championships Campitello di Fassa: Romain Desgranges (Fra) and Anak Verhoeven (Bel) are the new European Lead Champions. Adam Ondra (Cze) and Mina Markovic (Slo) win silver, Jakob Schubert (Aut) and Jessica Pilz (Aut) win bronze. Italy’s Laura Rogora places 6th, Marcello Bombardi 7th.
In the Semifinals of the European Climbing Championships Lead at Campitello di Fassa Anak Verhoeven from Belgium produced to the top to lead the provisional ranking, along with France’s Romain Desgranges. Italian hopes are high for Marcello Bombardi and Laura Rogora who qualified for the finals that begin this evening at 21:00.
Last night at Campitello di Fassa, Italy, Marcin Dzienski (POL) and Iuliia Kaplina (RUS) won the European Championship Speed. Italy’s Ludovico Fossali placed fourth.
This morning Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi placed third in the qualifications of the European Climbing Championships Lead, behind Romain Desgranges (FRA) and Domen Skofic (SLO) but ahead of Adam Ondra (CZE) and Jakob Schubert (AUT). The other Italians to qualify for tomorrow’s Semifinal at Campitello di Fassa are Michael Piccolruaz, Marcello Bombardi, Filip Schenk and Francesco Vettorata. In the women’s event Janja Garnbret (SLO) placed provisional first with two tops. Italy’s Jenny Lavarda and Laura Rogora qualified, too.
The video of German climber Pirmin Bertle who at Socaire in the Atacama desert in Chile made the first ascent of 'Ruta de Cobre', a sports climb he has graded 9a.
Day 1 of the European Climbing Championships at Campitello di Fassa 2017. From 9:15 live streaming of the Lead qualification mae and female. These will be followed be the Speed qualifiers and, in the evening, be the Speed finals.
In 2 days time, on Sunday 2 July, the eighth edition of Red Bull X-Alps will start. 31 athletes will compete in this extenuating and incredible traverse across the Alps, by paraglider or on foot, from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.
Today Aaron Durogati (ITA) and Sebastian Huber (GER) won the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the race across the Alps from Salzburg to Montecarlo by paraglider or on foot that kicks off on 2 July.
The IFSC European Climbing Championship (Lead and Speed) takes place from today until Saturday, July 1 at the ADEL Climbing Wall in Campitello di Fassa (Italy). 226 athletes from 21 different nations will take part in the most important competition of the year.
The search for yourself and climbing: in this video Gabriele Moroni, Valdo Chilese, Francesco Spadea, Filippo Manca interpret the climbing's various facets and meanings. by E9