Maurizio Oviglia introduces the stunning sea crag Cala Usai to Villasimìus in southern Sardinia. New routes have been added while old routes have been rebolted, and the sea cliff now hosts nearly 40 routes from 4c to 8a.
With his ascent of the Eiger yesterday, Tom Ballard has now completed his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.
At Santa Linya in Spain the 13-year-old American climber Ashima Shiraishi has climbed Open Your Mind direct 9a/9a+
British alpinist Tom Ballard has climbed the Allain - Leininger route up the North Face of the Petit Dru (3,733m) in the Mont Blanc massif. This is his fifth climb of his Starlight and Storm project that aims to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season. Now the only mountain still to be climbed is the Eiger.