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10.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2017: Vail live

The Bouldering World Cup 2017 continues with the fifth stage in Vail, USA. The Semifinals begin at 18:00 CET, while the finals take place at 00:30.

09.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Midnight Lightning, the legendary boulder problem in Yosemite

The video of David Sjöquist climbing Midnight Lightning in Yosemite, USA, one of the most famous boulder problems in the world first climbed in 1978 by Ron Kauk. The first episode of the series The Classics | Boulder.

09.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan: Peter Zabrok and Sean Warren make long-awaited first repeat of Adrift in Yosemite

American rock climber Peter Zabrok and Britain's Sean Warren have made the long-awaited first repeat of Adrift, the difficult big wall aid climb up the SE Face of El Capitan first ascended in early 1994 by Steve Quinlan and Paul Pritchard.

07.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jorg Verhoeven and the life saving climbing helmet

The video of Dutch rock climber Jorg Verhoeven as he falls headfirst off a trad climb in Colorado, USA and is saved by his climbing helmet.

06.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold: first video of Freerider free solo up El Capitan

The first video of Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, carried out by the American climbs on 3 June 2017.

06.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Steve McClure frees Rainman at Malham Cove, Britain's first 9b

At Malham Cove in England Steve McClure has freed Rainman, the first sports climb in Great Britain graded 9b.

06.06.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Alex Honnold, the free solo beyond the norm

Rock climbing beyond the limits: thoughts about the scope of Alex Honnold's recent free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan (Yosemite).

04.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold free solo climbs El Capitan, Yosemite

American rock climber Alex Honnold has made a free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite. In doing so he has become the first person to climb El Capitan without ropes.

02.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Italian climbing team: European Championship dreams at Campitello di Fassa

While the Val di Fassa Climbing club continues preparing for the IFSC European Climbing Championship (Lead and Speed) at the end of June, the Italian Climbing Team coached by Luca Giupponi has just spent four days training on the ADEL climbing wall.

01.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ricordi nebbiosi, big new rock climb up Cima della Busazza, Civetta, Dolomites

From 2 to 3 August 2016 Giorgio Travaglia, Martin Dejori, Titus Prinoth and Alex Walpoth made the first ascent of Ricordi nebbiosi (IX-A1), an almost 1200m high route up the NW Face of Cima della Busazza (Civetta, Dolomites).

31.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.

29.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Christoph Hainz, Tre Cime di Lavaredo man: the evening at Arco

On Friday 2 June 2017 at 21:00 at Caffé Trentino in Arco an evening talk with Christoph Hainz, for the last two decades one of the leading climbers and mountaineers, not only in the Dolomites. The evening will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello, editor of PlanetMountain.com

28.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Campitello di Fassa, Austrian Climbing team trains in Val di Fassa

The video of the Austrian Climbing team that trained at Campitello in Val di Fassa, Italy, prior to European Climbing Championship scheduled to take place from 29 June to 1 July 2017.

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).




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