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    Alexander Megos and the art of dynoing
    22.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alexander Megos and the art of dynoing

    The video of Alexander Megos dynoing up two large boulder problems at Rocklands, South Africa

    Project Fear, important new variation on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo by Dave MacLeod
    22.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Project Fear, important new variation on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo by Dave MacLeod

    On the North Face of Cima Ovest, Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Dolomites) Dave MacLeod from Scotland has climbed Project Fear, a difficult new 130m variation that leads to the crux pitch of Pan Aroma and breaches difficulties up to 8c.

    Akiyo Noguchi and Sean McColl win the adidas Rockstars 2014
    21.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Akiyo Noguchi and Sean McColl win the adidas Rockstars 2014

    The adidas Rockstars 2014 was won in Stuttgart, Germany, by Akiyo Noguchi and Sean McColl. Mina Marcovic and Jongwon Chon placed second, Petra Klingler and Jernej Kruder third.

    adidas Rockstars Live
    20.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    adidas Rockstars Live

    Live streaming of the adidas Rockstars finals (Saturday, from 20:00 CET), an invitational Masters with some of the world's best boulderers.

     Zippettes: the art of slipping off a hold
    20.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Zippettes: the art of slipping off a hold

    The video of Giuliano Cameroni demonstrating the art of 'Zippettes', how to slip off holds when climbing and bouldering.

    Magic of Limestone, the Gran Sasso bouldering film
    19.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Magic of Limestone, the Gran Sasso bouldering film

    The trailer of the film Magia di Calcare (Magic of Limestone) by Roberto Parisse that documents the history of bouldering at the Gran Sasso in central Italy and the making of the guidebook, due out in spring 2015.

    International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment
    19.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment

    At the International Mountain Summit 2014, that will take place in Brixen, Italy, from 16 - 21 October there are two important days organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and his director Dott. Luigi Festi. The first, on 17 October, is entitled 'A mountain of words, images, emotions, colors' while the second on 18 October is entitled 'Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?' and will host an international meeting discussing the use of doping in alpinism and mountain sports.

    Orcoblocco, a successful first bouldering meeting in Valle dell'Orco, Italy
    18.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Orcoblocco, a successful first bouldering meeting in Valle dell'Orco, Italy

    The short report of the first Orcoblocco, the bouldering meeting that took place at Ceresole Reale, in Valle dell' Orco (NE Italy) from 12 to 14 September 2014.

    Rocky Mountain National Park, Chaos Canyon - a bouldering Mecca by Verhoeven and Saurwein
    18.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Rocky Mountain National Park, Chaos Canyon - a bouldering Mecca by Verhoeven and Saurwein

    Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein, currently touring the Rocky Mountains National Park where the Dutchman recently sent The Wheel Of Chaos V14 (8B+) and the Austrian repeated Riddles in the Park V12 (8A+), provide insight into one of the most famous bouldering areas in the USA.

    Bilibino big walls climbed by Australians in Russia
    17.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bilibino big walls climbed by Australians in Russia

    This summer Australian climbers Chris Fitzgerald and Chris Warner, acting on a photo taken by a Russian friend, travelled to the remote Bilibino area in eastern Russia where they made the first ascent of 6 new routes on what they believe are 4 previously virgin peaks. The report by Chris Warner.

    Kalymnos, climbing on the island of Neverland
    16.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Kalymnos, climbing on the island of Neverland

    Nicoletta Costi and Nicola Noè recount how Kalymnos appears towards the end of summer 2014. An island seemingly made for all the climbers in the world

    Ohne Rauch stirbst du auch, Cima Grande di Lavaredo: Ines Papert and Lisi Steurer climb free in the Dolomites
    16.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ohne Rauch stirbst du auch, Cima Grande di Lavaredo: Ines Papert and Lisi Steurer climb free in the Dolomites

    On 17/08/2014 German alpinist Ines Papert made the first one day ascent of Ohne Rauch stirbst du auch 8a, a route established in 2010 by Hannes Pfeifhofer and Daniel Roger. The second free ascent was carried out by Austria's Lisi Steurer on 28/08/2014.

    Greenland new rock climbs by Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger
    15.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greenland new rock climbs by Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger

    This summer Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger made the first ascent of the Austrian-Swiss-Route up the SW Face of Mount Kirken, NE Greenland.

    Forza 5, new climb up Quarto Torrione di Mondeval in the Dolomites
    15.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Forza 5, new climb up Quarto Torrione di Mondeval in the Dolomites

    Giovanni Bergamin, Francesco Leardi, Giuliano Pettenuzzo and Valerio Ranzato have made the first ascent of Forza 5 (280m, 6b/A1), a new climb up Quarto Torrione di Mondeval, Lastoni of Formin group, Dolomites.

    Adam Ondra and Jain Kim Lead World Champions!
    14.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Adam Ondra and Jain Kim Lead World Champions!

    This evening at Gijón in Spain Adam Ondra and Jain Kim won the Lead World Championship 2014. Silver was won by Ramon Julien Puigblanque and Mina Markovic, bronze by Sachi Amma e Magdalena Röck. Speed was won by Danyl Boldyrev and Alina Gaidamakina, while Urko Carmona Barandiaran and Christa Brelsford, Mathieu Besnard and Elodie Orbaen, Koichiro Kobayashi and Alessia Refolo, and András Szijártó won their respective categories of the Paraclimbing World Championships.

    Anak Verhoven climbs 8c+ at the Gorges du Loup
    12.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Anak Verhoven climbs 8c+ at the Gorges du Loup

    Belgian climber Anak Verhoven has redpointed Ultimate Sacrifice 8c+ at the Gorges du Loup, France.

    GraMitico Valdaone 2014 bouldering meeting in Valle di Daone
    12.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    GraMitico Valdaone 2014 bouldering meeting in Valle di Daone

    The 'GraMitico' bouldering meeting will take place in Valle di Daone (Italy) from 13 - 14 September 2014

    Discover Brenta Dolomites - From the past to the future of alpinism in the Dolomites
    12.09.2014 by Molveno Holiday in Alpinism

    Discover Brenta Dolomites - From the past to the future of alpinism in the Dolomites

    The final dispatch of the Discover Brenta Dolomites project that organised a series of events by Molveno Holiday, APT Dolomiti Paganella and the municipality of Molveno to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of alpinism in the Brenta Dolomites.

    Alexander Megos locates Geocache in the Frankenjura
    11.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alexander Megos locates Geocache in the Frankenjura

    On 10/09/2014 Germany's Frankenjura Alexander Megos made the first ascent of Geocache, repeated Action Directe 9a and climbed Sundance Kid 9a.

    Climbing at Frea, Dolomites
    11.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbing at Frea, Dolomites

    The historic crag Frea, just below the Gardena Pass in the Italian Dolomites. Part 5 of the series 'Crags for each season' published together with Vertical-Life.info.

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