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12.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Berthe free climbs The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite

Belgian rock climber Sébastien Berthe has made a rare free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite.

12.11.2019 by Guido Unterwurzacher in Alpinism

Alexander Huber, Guido Unterwurzacher establish Koasabluad up Wilder Kaiser

Alpinists Alexander Huber and Guido Unterwurzacher have completed Koasabluad, a difficult multi-pitch rock climb up Maukspitze in the Wilder Kaiser massif in Austria, where in 2014/2015 they established Südwind. Unterwurzacher reports.

11.11.2019 by Alessandro Beber in Alpinism

New Campanile Basso rock climb in Brenta Dolomites

On the north face of Campanile Basso in the Brenta Dolomites Alessandro Beber, Gianni Canale and Matteo Faletti have made the first ascent of Destrani, a new rock climb located between Spigolo Graffer and Via Maestri Claus.

09.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anak Verhoeven 8b+ onsight, 9a+ redpoint at Oliana in Spain

At Oliana in Spain Belgian climber Anak Verhoeven has onsighted an 8b+, Gorilas en la Niebla, and redpointed a 9a+, Joe Mama, conferming her status as one of the best climbers in the world.

09.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert claims third ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+ at Margalef

Austrian climber Jakob Schubert has made the third ascent of Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ sports climb at Margalef in Spain freed by Alexander Megos and repeated by Stefano Ghisolfi.

08.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Elias Iagnemma climbing Ten at Vado di Sole in Abruzzo, Italy

Watch Elias Iagnemma make the first ascent of Ten at the crag of Vado di Sole, the first route in Abruzzo, Italy, graded 9a/a+.

08.11.2019 by Marek Raganowicz in Climbing

Marek Raganowicz on El Capitan solo climbs Born Under a Bad Sign

Polish / British alpinist Marek Raganowicz reports about his 13 day solo ascent of Born Under a Bad Sign, a difficult and dangerous aid climb up El Capitan in Yosemite first ascended in 1979 by Bill Price and Tim Washick.

07.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bapsa Valley, three new Indian Himalaya climbs by Pou brothers

The Basque brothers Iker Pou and Eneko Pou recently returned from the Bapsa valley in the Indian Himalayas where they established three new rock climbs on two virgin peaks.

06.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tengi Ragi Tau West Face new route in Nepal by Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer

A French / Swiss team comprised of Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer and Charles Noirot has climbed a difficult new route up the West Face of Tengi Ragi Tau in the Rowaling Himalaya in Nepal. Climbing alpine style from 26 - 29 October 2019, Schüpbach and Welfringer ascended their Trinité (1400m, M6, AI 5) to the mountain’s north summit.

05.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin rides the Blue Wave of Oliana in Spain

The video of French climber Sébastien Bouin climbing some of the most difficult sport climbs at Oliana in Spain: Mamichula, Pachamama and Papichulo.

05.11.2019 by Florian Huber in Alpinism

Tobias Engl, Florian Huber establish Dolasilla up Lavarella in the Dolomites

The topo of Dolasilla (VIII-, 300m) established by Tobias Engl and Florian Huber up Piz Lavarella (Conturines - Lavarella) in the Dolomites. According to the first ascentionists this is likely to be the first route up the mountain’s west face.

04.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold free new big wall climb up El Capitan, Yosemite

US climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have added a new free climb to El Capitan in Yosemite. The big wall roughly follows the line of New Dawn.

04.11.2019 by Caterina Bassi in Alpinism

Val di Mello climbing: new Escudo del Qualido route by Caterina Bassi, Martino Quintavalla

Caterina Bassi reports about the first ascent of El despertador fotonico, a new multi-pitch rock climb established up the south face of the Escudo del Qualido in Val di Mello, Italy, with Martino Quintavalla.

03.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Katherine Choong climbs her second 9a, Jungfrau Marathon at Gimmelwald

Swiss climber Katherine Choong has redpointed Jungfrau Marathon at Gimmelwald in Switzerland. This is her second 9a after Cabane au Canada at Rawyl in 2018

02.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat redpoints La Rambla at Siurana

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated La Rambla, the benchmark 9a+ sport climb at Siurana in Spain

01.11.2019 by Luca Vallata in Alpinism

New Civetta Dolomites climb by Davide Cassol, Luca Vallata

Last summer Belluno alpinists Luca Vallata and Davide Cassol made the first ascent Capitani di Ventura, a big new multi-pitch climb that reaches the summit of Punta Civetta in the Dolomites. Established after four attempts, it breaches difficulties up to VIII-/A1 and tackles a line between Chimera Verticale and the Aste - Susatti route on the left, and the Günther Messner climb on the right, with which it shares one belay. Vallata reports.

31.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin blasts Rodellar in Spain

At Rodellar in Spain the French climber Seb Bouin has made the first repeat of Patanics, for which he suggests 9a+, and the first free ascent of Detectives 9a.

30.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama memorial

The video of the David Lama memorial day, in rememberance of the Austrian mountaineer who lost his life along with Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley on Howse Peak in Canada last April.

29.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nirmal Purja climbs Shishapagma and completes 14 eight-thousanders in under 7 months

Earlier today the Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja reached the summit of Shishapagma and, in doing so, completed his ‘Project Possible’ which aimed at climbing all fourteen eight-thousanders in less than seven months. Purja required just six months and six days; the previous record to complete Himalayan crown was over 7 years.

29.10.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Grand Flambeau, two new mixed climbs signal start to Mont Blanc winter season

Italian mountain guide Ezio Marlier introduces the new sector Cuori di Ghiaccio on Grand Flambeau in the Mont Blanc massif, where so far this year he has established five new mixed climbs.

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