Some of the best climbers in the world explain the importance of a good belayer.
Interview with Austrian climber Angela Eiter after becoming the first female to climb 9b: La planta de shiva at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain.
Italian climber Andrea Zanone has redpointed his first 9a sports climb Coup de Grace in the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland, first ascended in 2005 by America’s Dave Graham.
Austrian climber Angela Eiter has become the first woman in the world to climb 9b with her repeat of La planta de shiva, the sports climbed freed in 2011 by Adam Ondra nel 2011 at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain.
New rockfall has taken place on the SE Face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). The video filmed by Maurizio Oviglia from Middle Cathedral Rock.
Austria’s Anna Stöhr and Germany’s Juliane Wurm discover some of the bouldering potential in Japan, featuring Yuji Hirayama, Akiyo Noguchi, Yuka Kobayashi, Sachi Amma and many others.
French alpinists Hélias Millerioux, Frédéric Degoulet and Niçois Benjamin Guigonnet have made an alpine style ascent of a new route up the South Face of Nuptse, Nepal Himalaya
Top American climber Sasha DiGiulian talks to planetmountain.com about the current state of female sport climbing, starting from the latest great ascents carried out Margo Hayes and Anak Verhoeven.
On the NW Face of Ortler (3905m) Daniel Ladurner, Johannes Lemayer and Herbert Plattner have made the first ascent of 'Gnadenlos', a new icefall described as 'WI5 with great risk'.
The Italian Mountain Guides Armin Senoner and Manuel Nocker have made the first ascent of Via Mirko, a new rock climb up Monte Steviola above Vallunga (Puez-Odle group), Dolomites.
On 11 October 2017 strong American climber Quinn Brett fell and seriously injured herself while climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). Friends have launched a fundraising campaign.
Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope climb the three Howser Towers at the Bugaboos in Canada in 23 hours and 30 minutes. The link-up consisted of 2,000m of climbing up to 5.12+ (7b/7b+). This is the first time the three towers have been enchained in a day.
The penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won yesterday at Xiamen in China by Anak Verhoeven from Belgium and Keiichiro Korenaga from Japan. Slovenia's Janja Garnbret placed third and secured overall victory in the Lead World Cup. The Speed World Cup 2017 was won by Anouck Jaubert from France and and Vladislav Deulin from Russia.
In September 2017 British rock climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker returned to the Moab, USA where they made progress on their The Crucifix, hailed as one of the hardest trad climbing projects in the world.
Xiamen in China is currently hosting the penultimate stage of the Speed and Lead World Cup 2017. The finals take place at 12:50 and are transmitted in live streaming.
Backed up by his hilarious crew, John Thornton sends Caroline 7C+ at Rocklands, South Africa.
The videos of Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi attempting to free a new sports climb at Massone, Arco, Italy.
24-year-old German alpinist Jost Kobusch claims the first ascent of Nangpai Gosum II, the 7296 meter high mountain located on the border between Nepal and China.
27-year-old Hayden Kennedy and his girlfriend Inge Perkins have lost their lives. Kennedy was considered one of the leading climbers of his generation.
Mountaineering in the South Tyrol: on 07/10/2017 Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer climbed Schattenspiel, a line they believe is a new route described as 'a fantastic line of ice' up the NE Face of Königsspitze / Gran Zebrù.