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30.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini enchain Ortler, Lavaredo and Großglockner in less than 48 hours

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.

30.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

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.

28.05.2018 by Angelika Rainer in Climbing

Angelika Rainer, from drytooling D15 to 8c sports climbing

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.

26.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hard trad repeats at Dyer's Lookout in Devon, UK

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.

24.05.2018 by Hannes Pfeifhofer in Climbing

Geierwand, the crag overlooking Dolomites Dürrensee

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.

22.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Climbing video: Stigmata up Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites by Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher

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.

21.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl sends Speed Intégrale at Voralpsee, her first 9a

Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has redpointed Speed ​​Intégrale at Voralpsee in Switzerland, her first 9a sports climb.

20.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup, Akiyo Noguchi commands in China

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.

19.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist = Jumbo Love 9b

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.

18.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: New Zealand and Australia through the eyes of Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson

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.

17.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Via Elia, new Dolomites rock climb above Selva di Val Gardena

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.

16.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Valhalla, Edu Marin's huge Getu Grand Arch roof project

The third episode of Valhalla, the huge roof project bolted by Spanish climber Edu Marin through the Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.

14.05.2018 by Giulia Mondello in Events

GraMitico 2018: climb with Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi and Sara Grippo in Valle di Daone

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.

13.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2018: Boulder & Speed live from China

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.

12.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Perfecto Mundo attempt videos of Alexander Megos, Chris Sharma, Stefano Ghisolfi at Margalef

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.

11.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alexander Megos and Perfecto Mundo at Margalef / The 9b+ interview

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.

11.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock 2018 climbing festival in the Dolomites

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.

09.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos frees Perfecto Mundo 9b+ at Margalef

At Margalef in Spain Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+.

09.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Felix Kiem rides Himmelsreiter at Saustall

Sport climbing video: Felix Kiem climbs Himmelsreiter 8c at the crag Saustall in Italy.

08.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Taghia Gorge, new multi-pitch rock climb in Morocco by Iker Pou, Eneko Pou

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.




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