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 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.

Ice Climbing World Cup 2015
09.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ice Climbing World Cup 2015

The dates and video introducing the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 with stages scheduled in the USA, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, France and Russia.

 La Sportiva Legends Only: behind the scenes
09.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Legends Only: behind the scenes

The reportage behind the scenes of the La Sportiva Legends Only, the bouldering competition that was held at the end of November in Stockholm, Sweden.

The myths and legends of alpinism: dreaming about Hermann and his bicycle
09.12.2014 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

The myths and legends of alpinism: dreaming about Hermann and his bicycle

Ivo Ferrari and Hermann the "cyclist-alpinist", fiction and facts and the story, completely dreamt up, about the legend of alpinism.

Adam Ondra, the 100 x 9a or harder interview
05.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Adam Ondra, the 100 x 9a or harder interview

Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra after his 100th sport climb graded 9a or harder.

Wasserkopf, new Rieserferner mixed and ice climb by Gietl and Messini
05.12.2014 by Simon Gietl in Alpinism

Wasserkopf, new Rieserferner mixed and ice climb by Gietl and Messini

On 25/11/2014 Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini made the first ascent of Hakuna Matata (V, M6 650m), a new mixed and ice climbup the North Face of Wasserkopf (3135m), Rieserferner group, Tauern Alps. The new route crosses, at 2/3 height, the line first climbed in 1977 by Werner Beikircher and Hans Kammerlander.

Adam Ondra climbs 100 9a or harder!
04.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra climbs 100 9a or harder!

At Wielka Cima in Poland today the Czech climber Adam Ondra sent his 100th sport route graded 9a or harder.

Rolling south... climbing at Gola di Frasassi and Monte Pertuso, Amalfi coast
04.12.2014 by Rolando Larcher in Climbing

Rolling south... climbing at Gola di Frasassi and Monte Pertuso, Amalfi coast

Rolando Larcher talks about the first ascents, carried out together with Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori, of three new multi-pitch rock climbs: Free Frasassi (85m, 7b+) and Decrescita Obbligata (130m, 7c+) at Gola di Frasassi (An), and Benvenuti al Sud (215m, 7a+), Monte Pertuso (Amalfi coast), Italy.

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