German climber Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Supernova, 11+ (9a+/b) in the Frankenjura.
In autumn 2014 Paolo Marazzi, Matteo de Zaiacomo and Luca Schiera completed the first ascent of King of the Bongo, a new climb that shares the first two pitches with Passi di Bimbo to then explore a 700m, independent, difficult and at times dangerous line up the Qualido Face in Val di Mello, Italy. Riky Felderer, the climber and photographer who documented the first free ascent on 25-26/07/2015, provides the report.
The report by Slovenian sports climbing champion Maja Vidmar who this summer climbed her first multi-pitch route in the Dolomites, the famous Comici - Dimai on Cima Grande, Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Nepal's government announced recently that is is considering steps aimed at easing overcrowding on Everest and making the highest mountain in the world safer for climbers.
Thor’s Hammer 9a+ at Flatanger - Hanshellern in Norway has been repeated by Daniel Woods, Alexander Megos and Jakob Schubert. Dave Graham has made the first repeat of The Illusionist 9a.
Last Sunday in Puurs, Belgium, South Korea’s Jain Kim and Slovenia’s Domen Škofic won the fifth stage of the Lead World Cup 2015
Ivo Ferrari retraces the winter repeat of the Pelmo North Face, carried out in the Dolomites by Soro Dorotei, Renato Panciera and Giuliano De Marchi. One of the most memorable stories of alpinism and winter mountaineering
The report by Davide Gaeta and Andrea Salvadori about the first ascent of CAI don’t cry (VIII+, R3, 300m) up the North Face of Sass de Mura, Cimonega group, Belluno Dolomites.
Aris Theodoropoulos introduces Kyparissi, a mere 5 hours from Athens and a secluded paradise for sport climbing. Although currently there are just over 100 sport climbs, the potential is enormous and the Kyparissi Climbing Festival has been organised from 2 - 4 October 2015 to celebrate the recent development in the area.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced today that it has proposed 5 sports to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), including sports climbing. The other sports are: baseball/softball, karate, skateboard and surfing. All that is missing now is final ratification by the IOC when in meets in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016.
Interview with American rock climber Hans Florine who a fortnight ago made his 100th ascent of The Nose, the famous rock climb up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.
Sunday 27 September 2015 at Puurs in Belgium the fifth stage of the Lead World Cup 2015.
This evening, Saturday 26 September 105, as of 20:15 live streaming of the adidas Rockstars finals, an invitational Masters with some of the world's best boulderers.
An international trio comprised of Roger Schäli (Switzerland), Robert Jasper (Germany) and Simon Gietl (Italy) have established Odyssee (8a+, 1400m), a difficult and serious new rock climb up the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland.
Gian Paolo Rivara introduces La Terrazza, the beautiful little crag at Villa, Liguria, Italy. 17 sport climbs from 6a - 8a+ hosted in this disused conglomerate quarry at Pietrabissara.
British climber Tom Ballard reports about the first ascents, and first free ascents, of three routes climbed on Catinaccio - Rosengarten in the Dolomites together with Stefania Pederiva (daughter of Val di Fassa mountain guide Bruno Pederiva): Baptism of Fire (535m VIII+ (VII obl.), Scarlet Fever (300m IX- (VII+ obl.) and Beauty and the Beast (230m IX- (VIII obl.).
In August 2015 in Madagascar's Tsaranoro massif Sean Villanueva made the first ascent of Fire in the Belly (8a+, 700m) on Tsaranoro Atsimo together with Siebe Vanhee. In September Villanueva teamed up with Rakotomalala Herynony Samuel to make the first ascent of the hitherto untouched Angavoa wall via the new route Mahagaga, (7c+, 250m). The report by Villanueva.
The video of Dutch rock climber Jorg Verhoeven repeating The Nose on on El Capitan in Yosemite, USA, in autumn 2014.
Last July Simon Gietl and Roger Schäli made the first ascent of Chappie (7b+, 600m), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the granite giant La Esfinge in Peru.
From 10 - 15 September 2015 the Highline Meeting Monte Piana took place close to Misurina in the Dolomites. More than 350 highliners from 20 countries participated in this non-competitive event, during which a new highline world record was set and a hammock rainbow was created to symbolise peace, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.