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26.05.2017 by Vertical-Life.info in Climbing

Climbing at Salto del Perro, Gran Canaria

The sport climbing crag Salto del Perro on Gran Canaria, Spain. Presented by Vertical-Life.info as part of our series 'Crags for each season', for which the routes and topos can be downloaded free of charge for a fortnight.

24.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

King of Kanzi - Kanzianiberg in Austria to host 1980’s Climbing Festival

From 2 to 5 June 2017 Kanzianiberg in Austria will host King of Kanzi, the 1980’s climbing festival. Special guests include Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Steve House, Jacopo Larcher, Markus Pucher, Michael Kemeter, Lisi Steurer, Lorraine Huber and Thomas Brandauer.

23.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos claims second 9a onsight with TCT at Gravere

Interview with Alexander Megos who on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gravere in Italy managed to onsight the 9a sport climb TCT. This is the German’s second 9a onsight after the historic world’s first 9a onsight in 2013.

22.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tra Nuvole e Sogni, Rolando Larcher and Herman Zanetti make difficult repeat on Monte Cimo

On Sunday 21/05/2017 Rolando Larcher and Herman Zanetti made the probable first repeat of Tra Nuvole e Sogni (200m, 8a max, 7b obligatory), the difficult climb put up by Nicola Tondini and Andrea Simonini in 2012 on Monte Cimo (Brentino, Val d’Adige, Italy).

22.05.2017 by Alessio Roverato in Climbing

Distensione, new rock climb in Val Gadena by Alessio Roverato and Angela Carraro

The report and topo by Alessio Roverato of the new multi-pitch rock climb Distensione (180m, 7a+ max, 6c+ obl) on Monte Spiz in Val Gadena (Valsugana Italy), established with Angela Carraro.

21.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra vs the European Climbing Championship wall in Val di Fassa

Czech climber Adam Ondra checked out the ADEL climbing wall which from 29 June to 1 July 2017 will host the European Climbing Championship.

20.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marek Raganowicz adds big aid climbs to Baffin Island

Polish climber Marek Raganowicz has made the first ascent of two difficult big walls on the Ship's Prow on Baffin Island, Canada: MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4).

19.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr add new climb to Black Canyon, Colorado

At Black Canyon in Colorado, USA, the Austrians Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have established the new multi-pitch rock climb Mango Tango (5.11+ R/X, 600m).

18.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni climbs best problem ever in Valle Bavona

At Sonlerto in Valle Bavona, Switzerland, Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of Grande gigante gentile. Graded 8A and 12m tall, the 20-year-old Swiss climber has described the line as 'the perfect highball'.

15.05.2017 by Maurizio Panseri in Climbing

Melloblocco 2017: Individually, Together

Melloblocco 2017 seen through the eyes of Maurizio Panseri. After having climbed in Val Masino and Val di Mello for 30 years, the Italian alpinist now took part in this, his first-ever, grand bouldering meeting.

12.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell: three climbers at American Senate

In order to protect America’s National Monuments, yesterday the climbers Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington together with Libby Sauter and Kai Lightner where they voiced their concerns with the American Senate.

10.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Pietro Biagini repeats historic Ombra at Finale

Pietro Biagini repeats Ombra (8b/+), the historic sport climb freed in 1988 by Andrea Gallo at Rocca di Perti close to Finale Ligure in Italy.

10.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2017, climbing and bouldering galore tomorrow in Val Masino and Val di Mello

Tomorrow heralds the start in Italy’s Val Masino – Val di Mello on Melloblocco 2017, the world’s most famous international climbing meeting. Over 2000 climbers have already registered for the 14th edition.

09.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Christoph Hainz cleans up Der Fluch der Kamine at Sass dai Tamersc, Dolomites

On the South Face of Sass dai Tamersc Christoph Hainz has reequipped Der Fluch der Kamine (VII-, 390m). According to mountain guide from the South Tyrol this climb 'has the potential to become a classic rock climb' in the Italian Dolomites.

08.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Campitello di Fassa: less than 2 months to the European Climbing Championship

The countdown has begun to the European Climbing Championship, scheduled to take place from 29 June to 1 July 2017 at Campitello di Fassa, Italy. Val di Fassa will the Lead and Speed disciplines, as well as the Dolomiti Summer and Walking Festival and the traditional Dolomia meeting of historical mountaineering clubs of the Dolomites.

07.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Aleksei Rubtsov climb to new heights in Japan

The fourth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 was won today at Hachioji-Tokyo in Japan by Slovenia climber Janja Garnbret and Russia’s Aleksei Rubtsov.

05.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Silvan Schüpbach and Dimitri Vogt repeat El Capitan Muir Wall

From 25 - 30 April 2017, Silvan Schüpbach and Dimitri Vogt repeated the Muir Wall up El Capitan in Yosemite. During 6 days on the 1000m southwest face the two Swissmen climbed all 33 pitches free at 5.13c (8a+).

04.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Shauna Coxsey, Keita Watabe, Iuliia Kaplina, Reza Alipourshenazandifar win Nanjing stage of Boulder & Speed World Cup

Nanjing in China hosted the third stage of the Boulder World Cup 2017 on 28 and 29 April, won by Britain's Shauna Coxsey and Japan's Keita Watabe. The second stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Russia’s Iuliia Kaplina and Iran’s Reza Alipourshenazandifar. Both athletes managed to set new world records.

03.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Trad climbing: James Pearson takes on the difficult Le Voyage at Annot

At Annot in France James Pearson has made the first ascent of Le Voyage, a trad climb graded E10 7a that might well be one of the hardest single pitch pure trad routes in the country.

03.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Ueli Steck's dream

We have republished an interview with Ueli Steck we carried out in February 2006 at the Piolet d’Or award, for which the Swiss alpinist had been nominated for his solo enchainment of Cholatse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam.

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