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James Pearson, the Is not always Pasqua climbing interview
10.01.2014 by Planetmountain

James Pearson, the Is not always Pasqua climbing interview

Interview with James Pearson after the first ground-up repeat of Is not always Pasqua E9 at Collina di Interprete (Monti Sibillini, Marche, Italy) and the first ascent of Pazienza E8 7a.

James Pearson repeats Is not always Pasqua at Interprete, Italy
25.12.2013 by Planetmountain

James Pearson repeats Is not always Pasqua at Interprete, Italy

At the Italian crag Collina di Interprete James Pearson has made the first ground-up repeat of Is not always Pasqua, the E9 trad climb freed in 2002 by Mauro Calibani and repeated only by Cristian Brenna. Furthermore, two days previously the British rock climber freed a route at the same crag of similar difficulty.

 New climbs in the Brenta Dolomites
05.01.2013 by Planetmountain

New climbs in the Brenta Dolomites

Two difficult new routes in the Brenta Dolomites: the mixed climb "Brothers" up Cima Grostè and the rock climb "Ladri" up Campanile Basso.

Cerro Piergiorgio: Brenna and Barmasse summit
09.02.2008 by PlanetMountain

Cerro Piergiorgio: Brenna and Barmasse summit

At 2.00am local time on 08/02/08 Cristian Brenna and Hervé Barmasse reached the summit ofl Cerro Piergiorgio (Patagonia) via a direct line up the NW Face.

Cristian Brenna autumn update
19.12.2005 by PlanetMountain.com

Cristian Brenna autumn update

Cristian Brenna climbed in the Czech Republic andSardinia where he repeated "Sapientino" (8c) and "Anime Salve" (8b+) and on-sighted "XL" 8a/a+, "Raoni" 8a and "Totem" 8a at Cala Fuili, and "Manifesto" 8a at Jerzu.

Up & Down freed by Brenna on Chogolisa
11.07.2005 by PlanetMountain.com

Up & Down freed by Brenna on Chogolisa

On 10 July Cristian Brenna and Giovanni Ongaro freed "Up & Down", the route on the Chogolisa's Central Pillar (5300m circa - S-SE) first ascended by Hervé Barmasse, Luca Maspes, Francesca Chenal and Brenna himself at the end of June.

Brenna no longer Underground
01.06.2005 by PlanetMountain.com

Brenna no longer Underground

On 25 May Cristian Brenna managed to make the seventh redpoint of Underground 8c+/9a at Massone (Arco, Italy).

Cristian Brenna rocks Europe
02.08.2004 by PlanetMountain.com

Cristian Brenna rocks Europe

The Italian Cristian Brenna sends at Cresciano, Zillertal, Millau and Grotta dell'Areonauta

Brenna boulders in Hueco
12.03.2004 by Cristian Brenna

Brenna boulders in Hueco

Cristian Brenna talks about his recent bouldering trip to Hueco, America

Italian hard grit for Brenna
01.12.2003 by

Italian hard grit for Brenna

On 20 November Cristian Brenna made the first repeat of “Is not always Pasqua”, Italy's hardest trad route, first climbed by Mauro Calibani in October 2002, and graded E9 7a.

En Attendant Berhault and more by Cristian Brenna
08.10.2003 by Planetmountain.com

En Attendant Berhault and more by Cristian Brenna

Cristian Brenna frees En Attendant Berhault 8b+ at Finale

Free Itaca nel Sole, Valle dell'Orco
20.05.2003 by Planetmountain

Free Itaca nel Sole, Valle dell'Orco

Cristian Brenna and Marzio Nardi free the historic Itaca in Valle dell'Orco. The photos and story by Andrea Gallo.

Brenna at Sasso Remenno
30.04.2003 by Cristian Brenna

Brenna at Sasso Remenno

Cristian Brenna repeats Cristallica (Fb7c/c+) followed by Miki" Giannattasio and Simone Pedeferri. Brenna also repeats Spirit Walker (8c) as does Giorgio Piasini at the Sasso Remenno.

Brenna and Scarian boulder updates
27.01.2003 by Cristian Brenna

Brenna and Scarian boulder updates

The Italian climbers Cristian Brenna and Riccardo Scarian have made the most of the cold, clear weather to free some old projects dotted around northern Italy.

Brenna let loose at the Grotta dell’aeronauta and Grotti
23.05.2002 by Cristian Brenna

Brenna let loose at the Grotta dell’aeronauta and Grotti

Cristian Brenna repeats at the Grotta dell’aeronauta and Grotti

Brenna and Alippi repeat Altman
18.04.2002 by Cristian Brenna

Brenna and Alippi repeat Altman

Cristian Brenna and Stefan Alippi repeat Altman and suggest 8b/8b+

Zardini and Brenna on top form
28.03.2002 by PlanetMountain.com

Zardini and Brenna on top form

The Italians Luca Zardini and Cristian Brenna are, as tends to be their case, on top form and on a roll, repeating a plethora of hard routes dotted around the country.

Cristian Brenna on-sights ‘Mortal Kombat’ and repeats Ombra
10.01.2002 by PlanetMountain.com

Cristian Brenna on-sights ‘Mortal Kombat’ and repeats Ombra

Cristian Brenna on-sights ‘Mortal Kombat’ 8b+ at Castillon and makes the first repeat of Ombra 8b+ at Finale, fourteen years after the first ascent

Cristian Brenna repeats Les Syndacalistes 8c+
14.12.2001 by PlanetMountain.com

Cristian Brenna repeats Les Syndacalistes 8c+

Cristian Brenna makes the second ascent of Les Syndacalistes 8c+

Cristian Brenna at the Gorge du Tarn
20.04.2001 by PlanetMountain.com

Cristian Brenna at the Gorge du Tarn

Cristian Brenna on-sighted 'Priez pour nous' 8b, "Rasta vaut rien" 8a+/b, "Moule frites" 8a, "La banda de rulos" 8a, and "La nouvelle plantation du Christ" 8a at the Gorge du Tarn, France

Vitamania 8c+ (Annot) for Cristian Brenna
11.04.2001 by PlanetMountain.com

Vitamania 8c+ (Annot) for Cristian Brenna

The Italian Cristiaqn Brenna climbs his ninth 8c+, Vitamania at Annot (Haute Provence - FRA)

26.02.2001 by PlanetMountain.com

"Once upon a time in America" 8c for Cristian Brenna

The Italian Cristian Brenna climbs "C'era una volta in America" 8c at Cornalba

New route at Buoux
14.02.2001 by PlanetMountain.com

New route at Buoux

In January Cristian Brenna visited Buoux and flashed 'Chouca' (8a+) and, in just two attempts, climbed ‘La rose et le vampire’ 8b and a new 8b+ by Antoine le Mènestrel

Cristian Brenna repeats
22.12.2000 by PlanetMountain.com

Cristian Brenna repeats "Alien carnage" 8c+ at Castillion

The Italian Cristian Brenna repeats "Alien carnage" 8c+ at Castillion in just three attempts

Cristian Brenna repeats 'The Big Mother' 8c+
14.12.2000 by Cristian Brenna

Cristian Brenna repeats 'The Big Mother' 8c+

The Italian Cristian Brenna makes the first repeat of Luca Zardini’s 'The Big Mother' 8c+ at Erto, Italy.

Cristian Brenna on top form in the Valle d'Aosta
03.10.2000 by PlanetMountain.com

Cristian Brenna on top form in the Valle d'Aosta

The Italian climbs two 8c's third go between one competition and the next

31.08.2000 by Cristian Brenna

"Xsport Corextreme Summer Games", Tokyo

Yuji Hirayama wins first edition of "Xsport Corextreme Summer Games" at Tokyo. François Legrand places second, Cristian Brenna third

Cristian Brenna onsights his one hundredth 8a.
30.03.2000 by Mnet

Cristian Brenna onsights his one hundredth 8a.

The Italian Cristian Brenna on top form as he onsights his one hundredth 8a.

Cristian Brenna
01.01.2000 by Vinicio Stefanello

Cristian Brenna

Interview with Cristian Brenna, one of the world's most important sports climbers.

8b onsight for Cristian Brenna
19.10.1999 by

8b onsight for Cristian Brenna

Cristian Brenna, making the most of the two-month break in the competition calendar, spent his holiday in Cuenca, Spain.

Serre Chevalier - International Master
26.07.1999 by Luisa Iovane

Serre Chevalier - International Master

Serre Chevalier celebrated its tenth anniversary this year with a magnificent victory by Cristian Brenna

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