Scottish rock climber William Bosi has made the first ascent of Honey Badger, an 8C+ boulder problem at Badger Cove in the Peak District, UK.
In September 2021 Gianluca Vighetti, aged a mere 12 years old, managed to climb the 9a TCT at Gravere in Italy.
Four Hungarian mountaineers, Laszlo Szasz, Bence Kerekes, Marton Nagy and Viktor Agoston, made the first ascent of the hitherto Bondit Peak in Pakistan. The four climbers summited 5980m in pure alpine style via the NE Ridge (1500m, 80°, WI 4).
The video of Edu Marín and his father Novato Marin making an early repeat of Pan Aroma on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, carried out in July 2014.
The videos of Swissman Cédric Lachat repeating Yeah Man at Gastlosen with Melissa Le Nevé and Zahir on Wendenstöcke with Fabien Dugit.
Simon Messner reports about his new climb 'Männer die auf Wände starren’ on Rotwand / Roda di Vael in the Rosengarten group of the Dolomites, Italy, first ascended with Philipp Prünster and Martin Sieberer.
On Friday 5 August French rock climber Sébastien Bouin made the third ascent of the 9b+ Change at Flatanger, first ascended by Adam Ondra in 2012 and repeated by Stefano Ghisolfi in 2020.
The film Free as can be by Samuel Crossley, documenting American climber Mark Hudon's lifelong goal of free climbing El Capitan.
Peter Manhartsberger and Florian Wenter have made the first ascent of AramsamsAnna (6c+, 150m), a new multi-pitch rock climb on Pilastro di Misurina in the Cadini Group of the Italian Dolomites.
Iain Miller introduces the rock climbing on Gola Island in Ireland. This island is one of the epicentre of the Donegal trad climbing scene with well over 200 single pitch routes from Diff to E5 on the pristine granite sea cliffs.
Maurizio Giordani and Nancy Paoletto have made the first ascent of ‘Su e giù' on Monte La Banca (2680m) close to the San Pellegrino Pass in the Dolomites, Italy. The new rock climb in the Marmolada group is dedicated to Davide Miotti.
From 20 to 24 July 2022 Italian alpinists Matteo Della Bordella and Marco Majori established Valore Alpino, a new route on Siula Grande (6344m) in Peru.
At Céüse in France Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Ratstaman Vibrations, a project bolted by Chris Sharma over a decade ago. The German climber believes the climb checks in the 9b grade range.
On Uli Biaho Spire (5620m) in the Trango Towers region of Pakistan’s Karakorum the Italian alpinists Alessandro Baù, Leonardo Gheza and Francesco Ratti have established Refrigerator Off-Width. The 510m new route up the mountain’s East Face was climbed alpine style and is graded 7a, A2, M5.
Alik Berg and Quentin Roberts have established a new route on Nevado Jirishanca (6094m) in Peru. The complex line is called Reino Hongo and graded 5.8/90°/M7.
Italian mountaineers François Cazzanelli, Pietro Picco and Jerome Perruquet summited K2 on 28 July 2022. The three climbed the second highest mountain in the world without supplementary oxygen, and all are now safely in base camp.
Swiss climbers Katherine Choong and Jim Zimmermann have both repeated Hattori Hanzo, the seven pitch 8b+ on the North Face of Titlis above Engelberg in Switzerland, first ascended by Matthias Trottmann.
The 35th Rock Master will take place on Friday 29 July 2022. For those unable to go to Arco, Italy, the Duel will be broadcast live from 21.30 to 23:00 on RAI Sport TV. For those outside Italy, the live streaming will commence at 12:15 on the Rock Master Festival Youtube channel with the KO Boulder event.
Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower (6251m) in the Trango Tower range in Pakistan has been repeated free by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher. Zangerl is the first woman to complete a free ascent of what is regarded as the hardest and most beautiful big wall free climb at altitude in the world.
French climber Sébastien Bouin has made the first ascent of Nordic Marathon at the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway. The 130m line is a combination of different routes and is graded 9b/+