The first 9c sports climb in the world freed by Adam Ondra last Sunday at Flatanger in Norway has lost its 'Project Hard' status and now has official name: Silence. Ondra explains why and, indirectly, provides insight about his own climbing.
Interview with Italian climber Gabriele Moroni who on 02/09/2017 in Val Noasca (Valle dell’Orco, Italy) pulled off the first repeat of 29 dots, the difficult highball boulder problem freed in 2015 by Austria’s Bernd Zangerl.
Video: Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein repeat El Matador (5.11a), one of the classic climbs up Devils Tower in Wyoming, USA.
Russian athletes excelled on Sunday and Monday in the Speed climbing discipline at the IFSC Youth World Championships 2017 in Innsbruck, adding 11 more medals to the count.
Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra who on 3 September 2017 at Flatanger in Norway made the first free ascent of his Project Hard, a sport climb which the 24-year-old has graded 9c. Should this be confirmed, then the 45m line checks in as the first 9c in the world. The new climb is now called Silence.
Yesterday at Innsbruck, Austria Filip Schenk and Ashima Shiraishi won their Youth A category during the Youth Boulder World Championship.
In July the Swiss alpinists Thomas Senf and Martin Reber made the first ascent of Freudenschreck (6a+, 485 m), a new rock climbing up the SW ridge of Schreckhorn (4078 m), Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
The 'behind the scenes' video documenting how the viral photo was taken of the solar eclipse by Ted Hesser on August 21, 2017 at Smith Rock, Oregon, USA.
The video of American climber Chris Sharma making the first ascent of his difficult deep water solo at Pont d’Arc in Ardèche, France..
The 31st Arco Rock Master Trophy was won using the Duel formula on 26 August 2017 by Adam Ondra and Julia Chanourdie. A few hours earlier the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup was won by Jakob Schubert and Jain Kim, while the Speed World Cup was won by Vladislav Deulin and Anouck Jaubert.
On Friday 25/08/2017 the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends took place in Arco, Italy. Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz received the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil award. America's Margo Hayes won the Wild Country Rock Award, while Slovenia's Janja Garnbret won the La Sportiva Competition Award.The other nominees were Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Domen Škofic and Shauna Coxsey.
Live streaming today from the Arco Rock Master that acts as the fourth stage of the World Cup Lead and Speed. At 11:00 the Lead semifinals, at 17:00 the Lead finals, followed at 19:00 by the Speed finals.
The video of the massive rockfall that occurred on 23 August 2017 on the NE Face of Pizzo Cengalo (3396 m) in Val Bregaglia, Switzerland.
On Friday 25 August at Arco, Italy, Mike Kosterlitz will be the special guest of the 12th Arco Rock Legends, the sport climbing Oscars. The climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo) are the nominees of the La Sportiva Competition Award.
Between 2016 and 2017 a series of new rock climbs were first ascended on the Lofoten Islands, Norway, by the Spanish climbers Guille Cuadrado, Gerber Cucurell, Pau Gómez, Jordi Esteve and Felix Queipo established up peaks Marklitinden, Storskiva, Merraflestinden and Moltbaertinden.
The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.
Shauna Coxsey, Jongwon Chon win Bouldering World Cup 2017, Stasa Gejo, Jan Hojer crowned European Champions
The last stage of the Boulder World Cup 2017 was won on Saturday by Germany’s Jan Hojer and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret. Britain’s Shauna Coxsey and South Korea’s Jongwon Chon won the overall Bouldering World Cup 2017, while the European Championship was won by Serbia’s Stasa Gejo and Jan Hojer. All the results.
The report by Pietro Radassao who at Frosolone (Molise, Central Italy) made the first ascent of 'Iron Moon', a sport climb for which the Italian climber suggests 8c+/9a.
Live streaming today from Munich, Germany, currently hosting the last stage of the World Cup Boulder 2017, which also acts as the European Boulder Championship.
Cima Ovest, Cima Grande, Cima Piccola: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo offer unparalleled rock climbing throughout the Dolomites. Planetmountain.com provides an overview with some of the routes that have become milestones in the history of mountaineering, such as Spigolo Giallo, Via Comici - Dimai, Via Cassin, Hasse Brandler, Spigolo degli Scoiattoli and many more.