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23.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2017: Boulder & Speed live in China

The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 is currently taking place at Chongqing in China. This Asian stage also hosts the first leg of the Speed World Cup 2017.

21.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra repeats Lapsus at Andonno, second 9b in two days

Czech climber Adam Ondra has made the first repeat of Lapsus, the 9b sport climb freed by Stefano Ghisolfi at Andonno, Italy. This is Ondra’s second 9b in just two days, after his first ascent of Queen Line at Laghel (Arco). Ondra ended the day in style by making a second-go redpoint of a 9a at the crag Castelbianco.

20.04.2017 by Richard Felderer in Climbing

Cengia Giradili, the panoramic new crag in Sardinia

Richard Felderer introduces the new crag Cengia Giradili at the foot of famous Punta Giradili close to Baunei in Sardinia. 22 new routes from 5b to 8b in a spectacularly beautiful setting.

19.04.2017 by Trango in Climbing

Voluntarily recall Trango Vergo belay devices batch numbers 16159 and 16195

As of 14/04/2017 Trango has elected to voluntarily recall all Vergo belay devices in batch numbers 16159 and 16195 that were sold after 1 October 2016.

19.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra frees Queen line, first 9b sport climb at Arco

Yesterday at Laghel close to Arco (Italy) the Czech climber Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Queen Line, the first sport climb in the area to be graded 9b.

18.04.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Sport climbing at Lula, the new crag in Sardinia

Maurizio Oviglia introduces the new crag Coa ‘e Littu at Lula in Barbagia, the mountainous region of central Sardinia.

17.04.2017 by Luca Schiera in Alpinism

Cerro Mariposa and the Patagonian adventure of Luca Schiera and Paolo Marazzi

On 15 and 16 March 2017 Luca Schiera and Paolo Marazzi made the first ascent of Produci consuma crepa, a new 900m rock climb with difficulties up to 6c A2, on the NE Face of Cerro Mariposa, Rio Turbio valley, Patagonia. Luca Schiera reports

16.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Franco Cookson discovers Nothing Lasts at Sandy Crag

British climber Franco Cookson has made what is likely to be one of the most difficult and dangerous trad climbs in the UK with his first ascent of Nothing Lasts at Sandy Crag in Northumberland.

14.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Pizzeria / Beautiful Sport Climbing At Arco

Pizzeria at Dro close to Arco is a beautiful but difficult sport climbing crag in the Sarca Valley, with 14 routes from 6c+ to 8a.

14.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Gondo Crack climbed trad by Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl

Interview with Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl after the first free ascent of Gondo Crack at the crag Cippo in Switzerland. The duo freed the route as an 8c sport climb and then did without the bolts and climbed the route with nuts and friends to produce one of the toughest trad cracks in the world.

13.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alizée Dufraisse sends Estado critico 9a at Siurana in Spain

At Siurana in Spain French climber Alizée Dufraisse has redpointed Estado critico, the famous sport climb graded 9a.

13.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn North Face / Alexander Huber, Dani Arnold, Thomas Senf forge new climb

Mountaineering on the Matterhorn: from 15 - 16 March Alexander Huber from Germany and Switzerland’s Dani Arnold and Thomas Senf climbed a new route up the legendary North Face of one of the symbols of the Alps. The new climb is called Schweizernase and shares the start of the Gogna-Cerruti route before continuing directly up through the enormous overhangs on the upper section of the face.

12.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup live streaming remains free of charge

The IFSC, the International Federation of Sport Climbing, has just announced that the Climbing World Cup will be streamed free of charge.

12.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Open Letter from the IFSC Athletes Commission against end to free livestream

We have received and publish an Open Letter from the IFSC Athletes Commission, the body that provides a channel for communication between athletes and the IFSC Board, following the shock decision of the International Federation of Sport Climbing to put an end to free livestreaming of its climbing competitions.

11.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Anton Krupicka / Running, Mountains, Life

Purpose, the short movie dedicated to the American ultra-runner and adventurer Anton Krupicka.

11.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival

From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

10.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Shauna Coxsey and Kokoro Fuji win Bouldering World Cup 2017 debut at Meiringen

The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 was won on Saturday, April 8 at Meiringen in Switzerland by Britain’s Shauna Coxsey and Japan’s Kokoro Fujii.

10.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Return to silence. Rock climbing in '90's according to Heinz Mariacher and Luisa Iovane

When climbing resembles poetry: scenes from "Ritorno al silenzio”, the 1992 film about climbing in the Dolomites starring Heinz Mariacher and Luisa Iovane.

08.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Boulder World Cup 2017, free live streaming from Meiringen today!

As a result of the furor of thousands of climbers, the final stages of the first Bouldering World Cup 2017 will be streamed free of charge today on youtube. At 11 the Semifinals, at 18:30 the finals.

06.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup live streaming no longer free sparks outrage on social media

The IFSC, the International Federation of Sport Climbing, has announced a deal with Flosports. As of tomorrow and for the next three years, the sport climbing World Cups will no longer be streamed online free of charge, but on the American subscription based platform. Social media channels have been inundated with criticism.

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