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.
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.