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06.05.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Melloblocco in Tour 2018, thoughts and words

The 15th edition of Melloblocco, the great climbing and bouldering festival that took place from 3 to 6 May between Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland) together with MBB Street Boulder Lugano, was completed.

06.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites La Strada on Cima Grande di Lavaredo repeated by Simon Gietl, Thomas Huber, Rainer Treppte

Simon Gietl, Thomas Huber and Rainer Treppte have made what is likely to be the first repeat of La Strada, the route up Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites first ascended by Polish climbers Piotr Edelman and Jan Fijalkowski on 6 and 7 August 1980.

05.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Jernej Kruder climbing at Omiš in Croatia

The video of Jernej Kruder attempting his project at the beautiful crags close to Omiš in Croatia.

04.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco in Tour: time to dream, climb and boulder at Cresciano

Cresciano, the great little bouldering paradise is hosting the Melloblocco in Tour bouldering meeting until Sunday 6 May. The time has come to dream and climb together.

03.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Matty Hong and Shawn Raboutou send in Spain

American climbers Matty Hong and Shawn Raboutou have climbed two difficult sport climbs in Spain: while the former has redpointed Fight or Flight at Oliana, the later has climbed First Ley at Margalef.

02.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Klemen Bečan climbs Croatia's hardest multi-pitch at Drašnice

Slovenian climber Klemen Bečan has made the first ascent of Roctrip (8c+, 220 m). Located at Drašnice, this is now the hardest multi-pitch sports climb in Croatia.

01.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Fred Nicole, bouldering at Cresciano and Melloblocco in Tour 2018

Interview with world-famous Swiss climber Fred Nicole in the run-up to Melloblocco 2018 that will take place from 3 to 6 May at Cresciano and Lugano. In 2000 Nicole made the first free ascent of Dreamtime, the first 8C boulder problem in the world.

30.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas

Remembering Ueli Steck, the great Swiss alpinist who perished a year ago on Nuptse (Himalayas, Nepal).

30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco in Tour 2018, instructions for use

Information before the start of the four-day Melloblocco in Tour & MMB Street Boulder 2018 that will take place at Cresciano and Lugano (CH) from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May 2018.

27.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

King of Kanzi 2018, the 80's Climbing Festival in Austria

From 31 May to 3 June 2018 Austria's Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the climbing festival themed '80s with special guests Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart and Steve House.

26.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini climbing The Quarryman in Wales

A short clip of France’s Caroline Ciavaldini climbing The Quarryman in the Llanberris slate quarries in North Wales.

26.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Simone Pedeferri: bouldering, climbing and the Melloblocco in Tour boulder problems

Interview with Simone Pedeferri, climber and historic Melloblocco route setter, one week before Melloblocco in Tour 2018 which will take place from 3 - 6 May 2018 in Cresciano and Lugano (Switzerland).

25.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

All the beauty and climbing at Melloblocco on Tour 2018

The program, boulders, evenings, games, music, parties and protagonists of Melloblocco in Tour and the MBB Street Boulder, the great climbing festival that will take place from 3 to 6 May at Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland).

25.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

John Thornton wins climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star 2018

The third edition of Arco Rock Star, the annual climbing photography competition during the Adventure Awards Days Festival, was won on Sunday 23 April by British pro photographer John Thornton. Giovanni Danieli. Giovanni Danieli took second place while Matteo Mocellin took third. The Open category was won by Graziano Galvagni for the second year running, while the La Sportiva Anniversary Prize was won by Matteo Pavana.

24.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Spettacolare new rock climb on Petit Capucin Roi de Siam

In September 2017 Czech climbers Vaclav Satava and Lumír Fajkos made the first ascent of Spettacolare, an 8-pitch rock climb up Roi de Siam on Petit Capucin (3693 m), Mont Blanc.

23.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018: Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Nagasaki march in Moscow

The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 was won in Moscow yesterday by Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and Japan’s Tomoa Nagasaki. The first stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Reza Alipourshenazandifar and Anouck Jaubert.

22.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2018: Boulder & Speed live from Moscow

The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 is currently taking place at Moscow in Russia, as is the first stage of the Speed World Cup 2018.

21.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New rock climbs at Meteora in Greece

At Meteora in Greece the German climbers Frank Wehner, Tino Tanneberger, Manuel Hasterok, Felix Friedrich, Tom Ehrig and Felix Bähr have established two big multi-pitch climbs, Heureka (160m, 8+) and Marvelous Marbles (165m, 9+).

20.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni and Nalle Hukkataival Deal With the Devil in Switzerland

At Göschenen in Switzerland Giuliano Cameroni and Nalle Hukkataival have made the first ascent of the highball boulder problem Deal With The Devil (8B).

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.

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