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15.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Smooth Criminal uncovered in Floitental, Austria by Johannes Kehrer, Martin Sieberer

Johannes Kehrer and Martin Sieberer have made the first ascent of Smooth Criminal (M9/WI7-/150m), a testing mixed climb established in the Floitental in Austria.

14.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Siebe Vanhee's gritstone climbing with his Friends Of The Grit

Watch Belgian rock climber Siebe Vanhee as his explores the trad climbing on the gritstone crags in the UK, where he manages to to meet up with British climbing legends such as John Dunne, Pete Whittaker, Sam Whittaker, Jim Pope, Franco Cookson, Ben Heason and Johnny Dawes.

14.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock Climbing Festival 2022 takes place from 27 to 29 May in the Dolomites, Italy

The traditional Dolorock Climbing Festival will take from 27 to 29 May 2022 in Höhlensteintal, Dolomites, Italy

13.04.2022 by Mari Salvesen in Climbing

Mari Salvesen flashes Belly Full of Bad Berries, notorious offwidth at Indian Creek, USA

A few days ago 32-year-old Mari Salvesen of Norway flashed the notorious Belly Full of Bad Berries in Indian Creek, USA, becoming only the second person to do so after Pete Whittaker in 2011. Salvesen reports about her ascent which has been described as 'a massively significant ascent in offwidth climbing, crack climbing and women's trad climbing.'

12.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Riders on the Storm at Torres del Paine in Patagonia: the 2017 attempt of Brette Harrington, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Drew Smith

The video of Brette Harrington, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Drew Smith in 2017 attempting to make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm, the world famous big wall on Torre Central in the Torres del Paine massif in Patagonia.

12.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Franco Cookson magical on The Sandman at Nesscliffe

At Nesscliffe, England, Franco Cookson has made the first ascent of The Sandman E10 7a. During the previous weeks the British rock climber has repeated The Meltdown 9a in the Dinorwig slate quarries at Llanberis in Wales, as well as repeating Hold Fast, Hold True E10 7a at Glen Nevis in Scotland.

11.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, Tomoa Narasaki dominate Meiringen 2022 Boulder World Cup debut

At Meiringen in Switzerland last weekend Janja Garnbret of Slovenia and Tomoa Narasaki of Japan won the first stage of the Boulder World Cup 2022. Natalia Grossman and Yoshiyuki Ogata won silver, Andrea Kümin and Mejdi Schalck won bronze.

11.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Adam Ondra freeing Bomba 9b at Arco, Italy

The video of Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Bomba 9b and the variation Bombardino 9a+/9b at Bus de La Stria (Hotel Olivo) close to Arco, Italy

10.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Céüse Grand Face climbing restrictions due to Peregrine falcons

Until 15 June 2022 rock climbing is restricted on the upper pitches of the multi-pitch climbs on the Grand Face at Céüse due to nesting Peregrine falcons.

09.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Meiringen hosts Boulder World Cup 2022 season debut

The first stage of the Boulder World Cup started yesterday at Meiringen, Switzerland. The women's Semifinals and Finals today, the men's on Sunday.

08.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh establish Heavenly Trap on Baruntse

The video of Czech mountaineers Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh making the first ascent of Heavenly Trap on the West Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal in 2021.

07.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Excalibur, Stefano Ghisolfi's futuristic project at Arco, Italy

Stefano Ghisolfi analyses the holds on Excalibur, the futuristic climb at Drena close to Arco, Italy.

06.04.2022 by Simon Messner in Alpinism

Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer establish Goodbye Innsbrooklyn in Valsertal, Austria

The report by Simon Messner who at the end of March with Martin Sieberer made the first ascent of Goodbye Innsbrooklyn, a difficult mixed climb up the North Face of Schrammacher in the Valsertal, Austria.

05.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Brooke Raboutou’s Swiss sending spree

Watch Brooke Raboutou bouldering in Switzerland and repeating Kings of Sonlerto 8A+, Iur 8B+ and Heritage 8B in Val Bavona as well as La Proue 8B at Cresciano.

05.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Golgotha East Face climbed in Alaska's Revelation Mountains by Clint Helander, Andres Marin

From 23-25 March 2022 Clint Helander and Andres Marin completed the first ascent of 'The Shaft of the Abyss' (VI AI5R M5 90° Snow A0 ca. 4,000’), a huge new mixed climb up the east face of awe-inspiring Mt. Golgotha in the Revelation Mountains of Alaska.

04.04.2022 by Gianluca Marra in Alpinism

Goulotte Desperados climbed on Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc, by Niccolò Bruni, Gianluca Marra

The report by Courmayeur mountain guide Gianluca Marra who, with his colleague Niccolò Bruni, has established Goulotte Desperados, a new mixed climb on that climbs the Col Occidental de la Tour Ronde in the Mont Blanc massif.

03.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Swissway to Heaven feat. Cédric Lachat and the hardest big walls in Switzerland

Today at 18:00 the premiere of the film Swissway to Heaven directed by Guillaume Broust featuring Cédric Lachat and his efforts to repeat five of the hardest multi-pitch climbs in Switzerland.

02.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert vs Sleepwalker at Red Rocks, USA

The vlog of Austrian climber Jakob Schubert and his recent bouldering trip to Red Rocks, USA, with Nicolai Uznik and Michael Piccolruaz and his attempts to repeats Sleepwalker, the 8C+ boudler problem put up by Jimmy Webb.

01.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pizzo Badile British route climbed in winter by Silvan Schüpbach, Peter von Känel

On Pizzo Badile in Italy Swiss alpinists Peter von Känel and Silvan Schüpbach have made a winter ascent of the British route, first ascended in 1968 by Mike Kosterlitz and Dick Isherwood.

01.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dave MacLeod makes third ascent of Lexicon, Neil Gresham's Lake District extreme

Scottish climber Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of Lexicon, one of the most difficult trad climbs in the UK first ascended by Neil Gresham in summer 2021 at Pavey Ark in the Lake District and repeated by Steve McClure shortly afterwards.

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