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Cornalba is and always will be Cornalba...
22.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cornalba is and always will be Cornalba...

A short report about yesterday's climbs at Cornalba, the historic sports crag above Bergamo, Italy, which saw both Daniele Calegari and Tiziano Asperti repeat Feedback.

Monte Nero di Presanella according to Claudio Migliorini
22.12.2014 by Claudio Migliorini in Alpinism

Monte Nero di Presanella according to Claudio Migliorini

Claudio Migliorini talks about the first ascent of two mixed climbs on Monte Nero di Presanella (Adamello - Presanella massif, Italy) carried out in 2013, Rolling Stones and Una via per te fatta in tre, as well as the first repeat of Wind of Change.

Patagonia: Aguja Poincenot & Fitz Roy climbed by Corrado Pesce, Pierre Labbre and Damien Tomasi
21.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Patagonia: Aguja Poincenot & Fitz Roy climbed by Corrado Pesce, Pierre Labbre and Damien Tomasi

Quick update from Patagonia with two ascents carried out by Corrado Korra Pesce, Pierre Labbre and Damien Tomasi on Aguja Poincenot and Fitz Roy.

Petzl RocTrip 2014: climbing at Bafa Lake in Turkey
19.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Petzl RocTrip 2014: climbing at Bafa Lake in Turkey

The fifth and penultimate video of the Petzl RocTrip 2014 documenting the climbing around Bafa Lake in Turkey.

Cerro Torre, Italian climbing action in Patagonia
19.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Torre, Italian climbing action in Patagonia

Currently there are numerous Italian teams climbing in Patagonia, in particular in the Chalten massif, where Cerro Torre was climbed via the Ragni route by Marcello Cominetti, Massimo Lucco, Francesco Salvaterra, Majori Marco, Marco Farina and François Cazzanelli. The route's first ascent this season was made in September by Ermanno Salvaterra, Thomas Franchini and Nicola Binelli.

Crag certification and classification, bolter responsibilities and training: the French example and Philipp Brass interview
19.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Crag certification and classification, bolter responsibilities and training: the French example and Philipp Brass interview

Interview with Philippe Brass, mountain guide and expert new routes, about crag certification and classification, the responsibilities new bolters have the the training they receive. By Maurizio Oviglia

Toni Lamprecht makes first ascent of Black Flag 8c+/9a at Rockywand in Germany
19.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Toni Lamprecht makes first ascent of Black Flag 8c+/9a at Rockywand in Germany

43-year-old German climber Toni Lamprecht has made the first ascent of Black Flag 8c+/9a at Rockywand, Kochel, Germany.

 San Liberale, the crag in Italy's Monte Grappa massif. By Marco Savio.
18.12.2014 by Marco Savio in Climbing

San Liberale, the crag in Italy's Monte Grappa massif. By Marco Savio.

A short history about San Liberale and its Frankenjura-style climbing in Italy's Monte Grappa massif. By Marco Savio.

Michel Piola and his passion for new routing
17.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Michel Piola and his passion for new routing

The film by Yannick Boissenot called Passion d'ouverture that documents the life and climbing activity of Swiss alpinist and rock climber Michel Piola.

Stefano Ghisofli rocks Red River Gorge
17.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisofli rocks Red River Gorge

Italian climber Stefano Ghisofli sends five 8c/c+ and Southern Smoke Direct 9a at Red River Gorge, USA.

Ice Climbing World Cup 2015, Maxim Tomilov and Liudmila Badalyan win in Bozeman
16.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2015, Maxim Tomilov and Liudmila Badalyan win in Bozeman

The first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup, held on 12 and 13 December at Bozeman, USA, was won by Maxim Tomilov and Liudmila Badalyan. The Speed competition was won by Nikolai Kuzovlev and Kendra Stritch.

Desert Sandstone Climbing Trip #3 - Indian Creek, Monument Valley and Castle Valley
15.12.2014 by Marcello Sanguineti in Climbing

Desert Sandstone Climbing Trip #3 - Indian Creek, Monument Valley and Castle Valley

The rock climbing tour in Utah - Colorado - Nevada - Arizona with Gian Luca Cavalli (CAAI - Gruppo Occidentale), Manrico Dell'Agnola (CAAI - Gruppo Orientale) and Marcello Sanguineti (CAAI - Gruppo Occidentale). Part three: Indian Creek, Monument Valley and Castle Valley

Sea cliff crags at risk: climbing ban or rebolting?
15.12.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Sea cliff crags at risk: climbing ban or rebolting?

Maurizio Oviglia analyses the recent case of the sea cliff sports crag “Casarotto” at Capo Caccia, Alghero, Sardinia.

 Domen Skofic climbs 9a+, Mina Markovic and Klemen Becan clinch 8c+ at Oliana
13.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Domen Skofic climbs 9a+, Mina Markovic and Klemen Becan clinch 8c+ at Oliana

At Oliana in Spain, Slovenian climber Domen Skofic has repeated Papichulo 9a+. Mind Control has been repeated by both Mina Markovic and Klemen Becan, while Skofic has even managed to flash this 8c+.

Mina Markovic onsights 8b+ at Oliana
12.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mina Markovic onsights 8b+ at Oliana

Yesterday at Oliana in Spain the Slovenian climber Mina Markovic managed to onsight Humildes pa casa 8b+.

Jacopo Larcher and his rock climbing rediscovery
11.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacopo Larcher and his rock climbing rediscovery

The short film directed by Riky Felderer about Jacopo Larcher and his recent discovery of crack climbing and and trad climbing.

Patagonia first ascent by Colin Haley and Rob Smith
11.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Patagonia first ascent by Colin Haley and Rob Smith

American alpinists Colin Haley and Rob Smith have made the first ascent of Romance Explosion (500m, 5.10R, M5R) and in doing so have made the first ascent of Aguja Antipasto, the beautiful tower located next to Cerro San Lorenzo, Patagonia.

Ethan Pringle, highball boulder at Prilep in Macedonia
10.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ethan Pringle, highball boulder at Prilep in Macedonia

The video of American climber Ethan Pringle bouldering at Prilep in Macedonia.

The first ski mountaineering trip of the season

The first ski mountaineering trip of the season

Any old mountain, any old valley above Cuneo and the first ski mountaineering trip of the season. By Mattia Salvi.

Stortoland, new drytooling crag at Monte Dolada
10.12.2014 by Luca Facco in Climbing

Stortoland, new drytooling crag at Monte Dolada

Luca Facco introduces Stortoland, the new drytooling / total dry crag at Monte Dolada, Alpago, Belluno Prealps.

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