On 17 April 2021 Dylan Cunningham and Brette Harrington established Just a Nibble (M6R, 5.10-, WI5, 500m), a tenuous mixed climb up the virgin NE Face of Mount Niblock in Canada.
Adamello, Busazza, Presanella: three north faces climbed in a day by Leonardo Gheza, Giulia Venturelli
Italian mountaineers Leonardo Gheza and Giulia Venturelli enchained the north faces of Adamello, Cima della Busazza and Presanella in a single day. The 51km outing covered 3700 vertical gain and was completed in 22 hours.
At the end of March 2021 Cristobal Señoret Zobeck and Mike Sánchez established two big walls in Valle Escondido in Chile: Super natural on Cerro La Sombra and Gaucho Universal on Cerro Cascada
The first stage of the Boulder World Cup 2021 was won by Janja Garnbret and Adam Ondra last weekend in Meiringen, Switzerland.
The video of Jacopo Larcher & James Pearson in conversation about Tribe at Cadarese, a contender for the hardest trad route in the world.
The first Boulder World Cup since 2019 started yesterday in Meiringen, Switzerland. The Semifinals and Finals take place today at 11:00 and 18:40 respectively and can be followed in live streaming.
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15-year-old climber Tom Pearce has repeated Divine Moments of Truth, a both difficult and dangerous trad climb located at Key Nest in England.
A first video of Belgian mountaineer Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll making his solo ascent of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia from 5 - 10 February 2021, which he dubbed the Moonwalk Traverse.
On Wednesday 3 March 2021 Italian mountaineer Hervé Barmasse soloed Via De Amicis on the Matterhorn. With this ascent the 43-year-old mountaineer from Valle d'Aosta closed the circle, becoming the first to solo all six ridges of the Matterhorn.
British mountaineers John McCune and Will Sim have climbed what is likely to be a new route to the left of Beyond Good and Evil on the North Face of Aiguille de Pélerins in the Mont Blanc massif. Above and Beyond has been graded ED M6 6b+.
Alpinists Emanuele Andreozzi and Matteo Faletti have made the first ascent of Elements of Life (900m, AI5/M6), a spectacular mixed climb up the north face of Cimon della Pala in the Pale di San Martino group of the Italian Dolomites.
19-year-old Laura Rogora sent her third 9a+, Terapia d'urto at the crag Padaro above Arco in Italy.
On 1 April 2021 French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made what is likely to be the first ski descent of the east face of Combin de la Tsessette (4141m) in Switzerland.
German rock climber Martina Demmel has redpointed her first 9a, Joe-cita at Oliana in Spain.
The video of Scottish climber William Bosi making the first ascent of King Capella, a 9b+ sport climb at Siurana in Spain.
From 2 -3 March 2021 Matthias Wurzer and Vittorio Messini, two mountain guides from Kals, Austria, completed a winter ascent of the Virger Nordkette (Frosnitzkamm) from Hintereggerkogel to Galtenscharte in one and a half days. Messini reports.
American dirtbag climber Brittany Goris seen through the eyes of Kaya Lindsay. An insightful portrait of this unglamorous, but completely authentic, professional rock climber.
The report by Belgian alpinist Seán Villanueva O’Driscoll who this season has established two new rock climbs on the north face of El Mocho in the Cerro Torre massif in Patagonia: Chalten Sin Clecas (Chalten without tickmarks) with Mecha Rocamora and Chalten sin Chapas” (Chalten without bolts) with Matías Korten.
At the crag Lorünser Wändle in Austria Barbara Zangerl has made the first repeat of the 9a Sprengstoff, freed by Jacopo Larcher in November 2020.