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.
The video of Seb Bouin's climbing some classic routes at Le Saussois, known as the birthplace of French sport climbing.
American rock climber Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of Return of the Sleepwalker, a 17-move problem at Red Rocks, USA which he has graded V17/9A making it one of the very hardest boulder problems in the world.
On 31 March 2021 Italian alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti repeated the Bonatti route on the Matterhorn.
Aymeric Clouet, Mathieu Maynadier and Charles Noirot have established T’enflammes pas, a new mixed climb on Flammes de Pierre in the Mont Blanc massif.
At Margalef in Spain Jorge Díaz-Rullo has repeated the 9b First Round First Minute, established by Chris Sharma in 2011.
The last stage of the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup was won last weekend at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy by Axelle Gachet-Mollaret and Matteo Eydallin. The Frenchwoman and Robert Antonioli won the overall World Cup 2021.
Running commentary by Adam Ondra of him repeating Victimas Perez, a 9a at Margalef in Spain first ascended in 2008 by Ramón Julián Puigblanque in 2008.
Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon recently returned from an attempt to climb Manaslu in winter. An expedition which ended without the hoped-for success but which, once again, teaches us to 'find more important goals than the summit.'
Seb Berthe from Belgium has made a single day repeat of Tarragó (240m, 8b+) at Montserrat in Spain.
22-year-old Scottish climber Will Bosi has made the first ascent of King Capella at Siurana, Spain and has proposed the grade of 9b+.
On 24/03/2021 at Oliana in Spain 19-year-old German climber Martina Demmel onsighted the 8b+ Humildes pa casa and redponted the 8c+ Joe Blau.
Watch German climber Hannah Meul climbing the boulder problem Auf leisen Pfoten 8A in Val Bavona, Switzerland.