Starting from what he has observed in the Yosemite Valley, America climber Tommy Caldwell shares his concerns about climbing change.
On Asta Nunaat in eastern Greenland Andrea Ghitti and Fabio Olivari have made the first ascent of 'Gioielli Viventi', a new rock climb (320m, VI+/A1) established on 9 August 2018. This is likely to be only the second ascent of this mountain, after the first carried out in 2006 by Andi Fichtner, Christoph Hainz and Roger Schaeli. Olivari reports.
The video of Adam Ondra climbing at Smith Rock in Oregon, the birthplace of American sport climbing.
In Langental (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayr have climbed a possible new icefall they have called Airport. The line runs to the left of the classic Jumbo Jet drip and has been graded WI5+ M4 160m. Ladurner reports.
Today at Margalef in Spain the Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi repeated Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ freed by Alexander Megos and considered one of the hardest sport climbs in the world.
Climbing with Tommy Caldwell, on 19 November Sonnie Trotter made the first one day free ascent of a new all free variation to North America Wall / El Nino. The Canadian had discovered the 3-pitch variation, now called Pineapple Express, in 2017 with Alex Honnold.
Swedish rock climber Matilda Söderlund has repeated Pure Imagination 8c+ at Red River Gorge, USA
The video of Nina Caprez and Eline Le Menestrel repeating The Nose, the famous big wall climb up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.
Scottish mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have started their winter climbing season in style with the first ascent of The Forge X/10 at An Teallach in NNW Scotland.
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Fitz Roy Supercanaleta climbed in Patagonia by Michele Colturi, Federico Martinelli, Federico Secchi
From 25 - 28 November 2018 the Italian alpinists Michele Colturi, Federico Martinelli and Federico Secchi repeated the famous Supercanaleta route up Fitz Roy in Patagonia.
The video of French climber Mélissa Le Nevé on Golden Ticket at Red River Gorge, USA.
Interview with David Lama after his October 2018 solo first ascent of Lunag Ri, the 6907m mountain on the border between Nepal and Tibet.
Austrian mountain guides Matthias Wurzer and Peter Wurzer have established Russisches Roulette, Russian roulette, a difficult and dangerous mixed climb up the northeast face of Kristallwand (Venediger Group, Hohe Tauern, Austria).
Himalayan climbing: French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Antonin Cecchini, Laurent Thévenot and Symon Welfringer have established Le Quattro à Cordes, a new route up Lobuche East (6120m) above the Khumbu valley in Nepal.
Austrian climber Jakob Schubert has made the first repeat of El bon combat, the superbly difficult route freed by Chris Sharma in 2015 at Cova de Ocell in Spain.
The short film by Paolo Sartori documenting the repeat of Odyssee on the North Face of the Eiger by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher in August 2018
Adam Ondra attempting to onsight the crux pitches of the Salathé Wall up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA. Belayed by Nicolas Favresse in autumn 2018, the Czech climber deals with the Enduro corner and tries his luck on the Headwall.
The Central Couloir of A Peak in the Cabinet Mountains, Montana, USA, has been climbed by Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron.
American climber Shawn Raboutou has made the long-awaited first ascent of Off the Wagon Low, in Valle Bavona. Reportedly graded 8C+, this is now the hardest boulder problem in Switzerland.