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20.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Melloblocco in Tour 2018: Cresciano, one of most famous bouldering areas in the world

In the run-up to Melloblocco 2018 that will take place from 3 to 6 May 2018 at Cresciano and Lugano we interviewed Claudio Cameroni, one of the first climbers who helped develop the Swiss bouldering area in the ‘90s in order to find out how Cresciano became one of most famous bouldering areas in the world.

18.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Steve McClure climbing Britain's hardest sport route, Rainman 9b at Malham Cove

The video of Steve McClure climbing Rainman at Malham Cove in England. Freed on 04/06/2017, this is the first sports climb in Great Britain to graded 9b.

17.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Nose Speed time lapse featuring Brad Gobright, Jim Reynolds

The time-lapse documentary of the record-breaking speed ascent of The Nose up El Capitan in Yosemite, climbed in 2:19:44 on 21 October 2017 by Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright.

16.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2018 on tour at Cresciano and Lugano

From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May 2018 Melloblocco, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, goes on tour: for the first time it will travel to Switzerland's Cresciano, a world bouldering mecca, and Lugano for the MBB Street Boulder.

16.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jernej Kruder & Miho Nonaka win first stage of the Bouldering World Cup

The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 was won on Saturday at Meiringen in Switzerland by Japan’s Miho Nonaka and Slovenia’s Jernej Kruder.

15.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini makes first female ascent of The Quarryman in Wales

France's Caroline Ciavaldini has made the long-awaited first female ascent of The Quarryman in the slate quarries above Llanberris in North Wales. First ascended by Johnny Dawes back in 1987, this climb is one of the most famous multi-pitch rock climbs in Great Britain.

14.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018: Meiringen marks new season start

Yesterday the international climbing competition season got underway with the first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 in Meiringen Switzerland. The Semifinals and Finals take place today at 11:00 and 18:30 respectively and can be followed in in live streaming.

13.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Environment

The mountain cairns of Pontus Jansson

The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.

12.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Pete Whittaker rope-solo climb up El Capitan

The video of Pete Whittaker and his rope-solo free ascent of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite. Carried out in November 2016, with this ascent the British climber became the first person to rope solo, all free, El Cap in under 24 hours.

11.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin adds one of France’s hardest sport climbs to Russan

At the French crag Russan (Pont St Nicholas-Seynes) Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of 'Les yeux plus gros que l’antre'. 70 meters long and graded 9a+/9b, this is now one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.

10.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin and his Valhalla climb through Getu Grand Arch in China

The second episode documenting the efforts of Spanish climber Edu Marin attempting his new route Valhalla through the immense Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

04.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Young Nemuel Feurle masters Prinzip Hoffnung

16-year-old Austrian climber Nemuel Feurle has repeated Prinzip Hoffnung, the difficult trad climb freed by Beat Kammerlander on the Bürser Platte in Vorarlberg, Austria in 2009.

03.04.2018 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Rocca Miloro, sport climbing in Italy's Val di Susa

The crag Rocca Miloro in Val di Susa, Piedmont, Italy, introduced by Maurizio Oviglia. Little known, this offers about twenty routes up to 7c + and interesting climbing on beautiful gneiss.

02.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alan Watts - the Smith Rock sport climbing pioneer

Video portrait of American climber Alan Watts, one of the driving forces behind the development of Smith Rock and sport climbing in the USA.

31.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sachi Amma climbs Japan's first 9b

At Gozen Rock in Japan Sachi Amma has made the first ascent his Soul Mate. Graded 9b, this is now the country’s most difficult sport climb.

31.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria Finland bouldering flick

The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing and bouldering close to Helsinki in Finland.

30.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aguja Desconocida, new climb in Patagonia by Siebe Vanhee and Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

Siebe Vanhee reports about El Matédor a new climb first ascended with Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll up the East Face of Aguja Desconocida in Patagonia.

30.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Woods questing for 9b at Oliana, Siurana, Margalef

The video of American climber Daniel Woods at Oliana, Siurana and Margalef, questing for his first 9b. A legendary grade in sport climbing.

25.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin's new mega climb up Grand Arch at Getu in China

Spanish rock climber Edu Marin is currently establishing a huge new multi-pitch climb up the Grand Arch at Getu in China.

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