In October Charlotte Durif from France carried out the first ascents of two 8c+, Pull Over at the Grotte de Galetas in Verdon and The Wall at Combe La Vielle.
Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegui have carried out the first free ascent of El Castillo de los Sacristanes in the Ordesa National Park, Spain.
On 18/06/2009 Maja Vidmar from Slovenia climbed her first 8c+, Attila Lunga at the crag Baratro in NE Italy.
At the start of July Josune Bereziartu and her partner Rikar Otegui repeated Zaratrusta (8a/a+, 400m) Ordesa National Park, Pyrenees, Spain.
A new rock climbing paradise in Spain, just a few hours away from both Montsant and Siurana. Margalef hosts over 500 conglomerate routes, many 5 star quality.
On 14 March Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegui made the first ascent of Frenesi (M6/7, 450m) on the north face of Peña Telera (2764 m).
On 20/01/2008 Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla repeated Bimbaluna 9a/9a+ at Saint Loup, Switzerland.
On 20/01/2008 Maurizio Manolo Zanolla repeated Bimbaluna 9a/9a+ at Saint Loup, Switzerland.
The second edition of the ARCO ROCK LEGENDS took place in Arco (Trentino, Lake Garda, Italy) on 07/09/07. Patxi Usobiaga from Spain won the second SALEWA ROCK AWARD while David Lama from Austria won the LA SPORTIVA COMPETITION AWARD.
The nominations for the II edition of the Arco Rock Legends 2007, the climbing oscars: the Salewa Rock Award and the La Sportiva Competition Award, schduled for Friday 7 September 2007.
On 6/07/07 Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegui made the first ascent of "El Ojo Critico", 400m trad 8a on the Pilar de Cotatuero, Ordesa National Park, Spain.
Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegui have made the first free ascent of Super Weissmuller 8a/8a+ on the SW Face of Petit Pic De Ansabere (France).
On 16/05/2007 Josune Bereziartu redpointed Powerade, 8c+ at Vadiello, Huesca.
Josune Bereziartu repeats Mandragora, 8c (Onate) and Geminis, 8c (Rodellar) and on-sights a series of 8a and 8a+.
On 10 October Fabrizio Droetto repeated Noia, the legendary 8c+ at Andonno, first ascended by Severino Scassa in 1993.
Barbara Raudner from Austria climbs "Keitos Palast" at Austria's Höllental (Atlantis) and in doing so joins the fast-growing international list of female climbers capable of climbing 8c
Angela Eiter on-sigh's Skyline 8b at Bürs, Austria and redpoints Pietramurata (8b+), Halebob (8b+), Supermaratona (8b/8b+), Maratona (8b), Tropo Schwar (8b) and Fuego (8a+) at Massone, Arco.
Jenny Lavarda has become the first Italian woman to climb 8c with her 08/09/2006 ascent of "Claudio Caffè" at Terra Promessa, Arco
The first edition of the Arco Rock Legends held in Arco (Trentino, N. Italy) went to Josune Bereziartu from Spain (Salewa Rock Award) and Angela Eiter from Austria (La Sportiva Competition Award).
The XX Rock Master will take place at Arco, Trentino, Italy this weekend.This is the oldest and most famous sports climbing competition and is reserved for the best of the best only.