In a mere 47 hours and 16 minutes the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed the north face of Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and the North Face of Grossglockner in Austria. The alpinists traveled from one mountain to the other on foot and by bicycle.
6th Dolorock Climbing Festival / The cross border sport and culture meeting took place in fantastic weather
The Dolorock Climbing Festival took place once again during the last weekend of May, from 25 - 27/05, organised by the local climbing club 'Gamatzn'. Special guest of this transborder sports and culture event was David Lama, the main protagonist was rock climbing and the backdrop were the fantastic Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Dolomites.
South Tyrolean climber Angelika Rainer reports about her first 8c sports climb, Cinque Uve at Narango (Arco), that comes in the wake of her D15 dry tooling ascent last winter.
Walk of Life has been repeated at Dyer's Lookout in Britain by James McHaffie, while he, Madeleine Cope and Emma Twyford have repeated Once Upon a Time in the South West. Grade E9, these are some of the finest and most fearsome trad climbs in Great Britain.
Hannes Pfeifhofer introduces the beautiful crag Geierwand crag in in Höhlensteintal valley, Dolomites, just before the Dolorock Climbing Festival scheduled to take place from 25 to 27 May 2018 below the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
The trailer of the new multi-pitch rock climb Stigmata on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Italian Dolomites, freed in summer of 2017 by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher.
Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has redpointed Speed Intégrale at Voralpsee in Switzerland, her first 9a sports climb.
Akiyo Noguchi won both stages of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 in China; at Chongqing she shared the podium with Kokoro Fujii, while in Tai’an she was joined by Alex Khazanov. The Speed World Cup was won in Chongqing by Aries Susanti Rahayu and Dmitrii Timofeev, while Anouck Jaubert and Bassa Mawem won in Tai’an.
American sports climber Jonathan Siegrist has repeated Jumbo Love, the 9b sports climb freed by Chris Sharma at Clark Mountain, USA in 2008 and repeated only by Ethan Pringle.
Sport climbing in New Zealand and Australia, as seen through the eyes of Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson. The climbers are currently on their ‘A World Less Traveled’ trip discovering the lesser-known climbing areas of 18 countries on 6 continents.
Florian Grossrubatscher and Armin Senoner have made the first ascent of Via Elia, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Mt. Steviola in the Langental valley (Puez - Geisler group) in the Dolomites.
The third episode of Valhalla, the huge roof project bolted by Spanish climber Edu Marin through the Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.
On the 9th and 10th June the Valle di Daone will host the fifth edition of GraMitico, the bouldering meeting in Italy open to all. This year the organization is offering a unique opportunity: star climbers Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi will share their love for climbing. A unique chance to meet these athletes and climb side by side for two days.
The fourth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 is currently taking place at Tai’an in China, as is the third stage of the Speed World Cup 2018.
Videos of attempts made by Alexander Megos, Chris Sharma and Stefano Ghisolfi on Perfecto Mundo at Margalef in Spain prior to the first ascent on Wednesday 9 May by the 24-year-old German.
Interview with Alexander Megos after the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo, the sports climb freed on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at Margalef in Spain graded a staggering 9b+ by the 24-year-old German climber.
From 25 to 27 May 2018 the sixth edition of the Dolorock Climbing Festival will take place all around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites.
At Margalef in Spain Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+.
Sport climbing video: Felix Kiem climbs Himmelsreiter 8c at the crag Saustall in Italy.
Basque brothers Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first ascent of Agar, a new multi-pitch rock climb in the Taghia Gorge (High Atlas massif) in Morocco in memory of Borja Ayed.