At the end of October Canadian rock climber Sonnie Trotter made the first free ascent of Blue Jeans Direct, a 8 pitch 5.14a on Mount Yamnuska in Canada.
The video documenting Niccolò Ceria’s first repeat of Voyager, the 8B+ boulder problem put up by Ben Moon in 2006 at Burbage North in the Peak District, England.
The La Sportiva Legends Only 2015 bouldering competition was won on Saturday 28/11/2015 at Stockholm in Sweden by Janja Garnbret, ahead of Shauna Coxsey, Melissa Le Neve, Juliane Wurm and Anna Stöhr.
The trailer about the new Via dei Ragni (D+, 400m) climb up Jirishanca Chico in Peru, established by Silvano Arrigoni and Lorenzo Festorazzi on 08/08/2015.
At Margalef in Spain Alexander Megos has made a fast redpoint of Demencia Senil 9a+ and onsighted Victimes del Passat 8c+.
The La Sportiva Legends Only 2015 kicks off this evening at Stockholm, Sweden. The climbers invited to this international bouldering competition are Shauna Coxsey, Janja Garnbret, Melissa Le Nevé, Anna Stöhr, Juliane Wurm. Live streaming commences at 20:00.
From 25 - 29 November 2015 Bansko in Bulgaria hosts the Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015. More than 100 films from 5 continenti, special guests including Hansjörg Auer, Tom Ballard, Patrick Gabarrou, Tamara Lunger and Jean Troillet. Chris Bonington - Life and Climbs has been selected as one of the finalists of this prestigious festival.
On 22 November 2015 at Andonno (Italy) Silvio Reffo repeated Noia 8c+, the sports climb first ascended in 1993 by Severino Scassa.
The video of Austrian climber Beat Kammerlander attempting his cutting-edge new multi-pitch route Kampfzone, currently a project high up in the Rätikon mountain range.
Maurizio Oviglia discusses the new document produced by the UIAA (the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) which outlines management strategies for individual climbers, bolters and manufacturers for anchor safety and bolting of sport climbs at seaside crags.
Jacopo Larcher talks about his first climbing trip to Yosemite Valley, USA with Barbara Zangerl, during which they repeated El Nino (5.13c, 800m) on El Capitan and other granite big wall climbs.
Two videos about American rock climber Alex Honnold: a video portrait filmed by Fred Moix and the trailer of a trip to Angola where, apart from climbing, he initiated a pilot program of home solar systems for the local population.
In October 2015 alpinists Hayden Kennedy (USA), Urban Novak (SLO), Manu Pellissier (FRA) and Marko Prezelj (SLO) made the first ascent of the East Face of Cerro Kishtwar (6173m), as well as climbing a new route up the South Ridge of Chomochior (6278m) in Indian Kashmir Himalayas.
At Slovenia’s top sports crag Misja Pec Mina Markovic has made a 3rd go repeat of the 8c+ Histerija, while at nearby Osp Sachi Amma has made a 4th go repeat of Water World 9a.
The video by Camilla Cerretti about the first ascent of Access Interdit, a new rock climb established by Giovanni Ongaro, Davide Spini and Maurizio Tasca in spring 2015 in the Bavella massif, Corsica.
From 18 - 25 October 2015 the Ukrainian mountaineers Nikita Balabanov and Mikhail Fomin made the first ascent of the NNW spur of Talung (7349m) in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal. The 2350m long new route has been called Daddy Magnum Force and graded M6, AI6, A3 overall route difficulty ED2.
The film Climbing Ice - The Iceland Trifecta by Tim Kemple featuring Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb.
On 17/11/2015 Jakob Schubert freed Companion of Change, the first 9a in the Zillertal, Austria.
The Polish Tagas Expedition comprised of Tomasz Klimczak, Maciej Bedrejczuk, Marcin Wernik and Maciej Janczar climbed new routes in the Lachit Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan. The trip report by Klimczak
The video featuring Ueli Steck and his ascent on 16/11/2015 of the North Face of the Eiger in a record breaking time of 2 hours and 22 minutes.