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24.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Petit Dru climbed by Simon Gietl, Roger Schäli as fifth north face in North6 project

With their ascent of Petit Dru in the Mont Blanc massif, Simon Gietl and Roger Schäli have now climbed five of the six great north faces of the Alps. After Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Eiger, Matterhorn and Petit Dru, now the only peak missing off their list is the Grandes Jorasses.

23.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Megos 9a flash on Intermezzo XY gelöst at Plombergstein, Austria

German climber Alexander Megos has made a first-go ascent of Intermezzo XY gelöst 9a at Plombergstein in Austria.

22.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Seo Chaehyun and Jakob Schubert crowned Lead World Champions 2021

Last night at Moscow, Russia, during the Climbing World Championships Seo Chaehyun from South Korea and Jakob Schubert from Austria won the 2021 Lead World Championships. Natalia Grossman and Luka Potocar took home the silver medal, Laura Rogora and Hamish McArthur the bronze.

22.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl, Roger Schäli climb Matterhorn Schmid route in North6 project

After Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile and the Eiger, alpinists Simon Gietl and Roger Schäli have now climbed the Matterhorn via the Schmid route. To complete their North6 project, only two famous north faces of the Alps are still missing off the list: Grandes Jorasses and Petit Dru.

21.09.2021 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

More new climbs in Greenland by Favresse, Villanueva, Wertz, Jaruta

The second report by Nicolas Favresse who in the Kangertigtivatsiaq Fjord in Greenland has established another 5 new big walls with Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Jean-Louis Wertz and Aleksej Jaruta.

21.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Championship 2021 live from Moscow, Russia

The Lead World Championships 2021 are currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. Live streaming this morning from Men's Semifinals of the Lead World Championship, at 18:55 CET from the Men's Finals.

20.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Natalia Grossman, Kokoro Fuji crowned Boulder World Champions 2021 at Moscow

On Saturday at the Climbing World Championships in Moscow Natalia Grossman from the USA and Kokoro Fuji from Japan were crowned Bouldering World Champions 2021.

20.09.2021 by Simon Messner in Alpinism

Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer attempt Praqpa Ri in Karakorum

Simon Messner reports about his August 2021 attempt with Martin Sieberer to climb Praqpa Ri (7.134m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

19.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Championship 2021 live from Moscow, Russia

The Climbing World Championships 2021 are currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. Live streaming this morning from Men's Semifinals of the Bouldering World Championship, at 16:40 CET from the Men's Finals.

18.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

North6: Roger Schäli and Simon Gietl climb the Eiger

As part of their North6 project to climb the six most famous north faces of the Alps while cycling between the mountains, Roger Schäli and Simon Gietl have now climbed Chant Du Cygne on the Eiger.

17.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Neil Gresham climbs Lexicon, desperate E11 trad climb at Pavey Ark

British rock climber Neil Gresham has made the first ascent of Lexicon at Pavey Ark in England. Graded E11 7a, it checks in as one of the hardest trad climbs in Great Britain.

16.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

World Climbing Championships Moscow 2021: Speed finals now

The Climbing World Championships and the Paraclimbing World Championships have started in Moscow, Russia. The Speed Finals take place this evening at 18:25 CET.

16.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Miho Nonaka climbs Mr Hyde 8c+ at Céüse

Japanese competition climber Miho Nonaka has redpointed Mr Hyde at Ceuse in France. In doing so she has upped her game from 7c+ to 8c+ in one single go.

16.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl, Roger Schäli start North6 project with Cima Grande di Lavaredo and Pizzo Badile

With the ascents of Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites and Pizzo Badile in the Central Alps, Italian mountaineer Simon Gietl and his Swiss counterpart Roger Schäli have successfully started their North6 project which aims to climb the six most famous north faces of the Alps, traveling from one mountain to the other by bicycle.

15.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Matterhorn South Face route by François Cazzanelli, Marco Farina, Francesco Ratti

Italian alpinists François Cazzanelli, Marco Farina and Francesco Ratti have established L’amitié, a new route on the south face of the Matterhorn dedicated to Roberto Ferraris.

14.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Filip Babicz climbs Pizzo Badile North Ridge in 43 minutes


On Friday 10 September 2021 Filip Babicz climbed the North Ridge of Pizzo Badile in 42 minutes and 52 seconds.



13.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michaela Kiersch magical on Dreamcatcher at Squamish

American climber Michaela Kiersch has repeated Dreamcatcher at Squamish, Canada.

13.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Città di Uruk in Val Sapin, climbing at the historic crag above Courmayeur in Italy

Città di Uruk is a historic crag located in Val Sapin above Courmayeur in Italy. With over 30 climbs of all grades, this is reputed to be the best cliff in the entire Aosta Valley. This year the crag hosts the Tiro Lead competition, with € 1,000 prize money for the first male and female climbers who free the two routes.

12.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Solveig Korherr climbs La cabane au Canada, her first 9a at Rawyl in Switzerland

German rock climber Solveig Korherr has climbed her first 9a, La cabane au Canada at Rawyl in Switzerland.

10.09.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gianluca Vighetti (12) climbs TCT 9a at Gravere, Italy

12-year old Gianluca Vighetti from Italy has repeated TCT, a 9a at Gravere freed by Stefano Ghisolfi in 2014.

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