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16.06.2021 by Symon Welfringer in Climbing

Symon Welfringer delights in Delicatessen, Ro.Ma and other Corsica classics

French alpinist Symon Welfringer has repeated numerous hard multi-pitch rock climbs in the Bavella massif of Corsica, including single-day ascents of Delicatessen, Ro.Ma, Parfum de Violence and La Baraka.

15.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Will Bosi repeats Northern Lights, classic 9a at Kilnsey

Scottish climber William Bosi has repeated Northern Lights 9a at Kilnsey, England.

Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab and the Vibram XS Eco climbing shoe rubber


Vibram XS Eco is the new green climbing shoe rubber which from today until the 25th of June main feature of the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab. A limited number of climbers, by registering on the Vibram Testerplace platform, will receive a free customisation of their climbing shoes and become real 'testers' of the new climbing sole.

Tschenglser Hochwand North Face skied in Ortler range by Florian Cappello, Roland Striker

At the end of May Florian Cappello and Roland Stricker skied a new line down the North Face of Tschenglser Hochwand / Croda di Cengles in the Ortler - Cevedale range, Italy.

11.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Bronwyn Hodgins repeats Golden Gate on El Capitan in Yosemite

Interview with 28-year-old Canadian rock climber Bronwyn Hodgins who this spring made a free ascent of the 5.13a big wall Golden Gate on El Capitan in Yosemite.

10.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Stefano Ghisolfi attempt Bibliographie at Céüse

Watch Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi at Céüse in France making his first attempts on Bibliographie, the second 9c in the world established in 2020 by Alex Megos.

10.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Taylor liberates Prisoners of the Sun at Anglesey in North Wales

British rock climber James Taylor has made the first ascent of Prisoners of the Sun, an impressively difficult and dangerous E10 7a trad climb at Rhoscolyn on Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales.

Five must see crags at Arco, the birthplace of sport climbing as we know it

Massone, Nago, Belvedere, Spiaggia delle Lucertole and Calvario: five crags you must visit to savour the best sport climbing around Arco and Lake Garda. This is the first article in a series made with Vibram, to celebrate climbing yesterday, today and tomorrow as part of its 'Learn to Climb with Vibram' project.

09.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Eneko & Iker Pou free Jon on La Leze arch in Spain

Across the La Leze arch in Spain Basque rock climbers Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first free ascent of the spectacular multipitch Jon, first ascended by Rafael Heras and José Otxoa de Eribe in 1992.

09.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock Climbing Festival 2021 returns to the Dolomites in July

The Dolorock Climbing Festival is back and for the eighth edition of the Dolomites climbing festival the organisers have devised a new formula: the meeting no longer takes place on a specific day, but climbing in the Höhlensteintal / Landro Valley can be carried out throughout July.

08.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Heavenly Trap on Baruntse, Márek Holeček reports about new route with Radoslav Groh


Czech alpinist Márek Holeček reports about Heavenly Trap, the new route climbed alpine style over 10 days up the West Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal together with Radoslav Groh.


07.06.2021 by Jonas Schild in Climbing

Jonas Schild sends Bain de Sang at Saint Loup in Switzerland


On 4 May 2021 Swiss mountain guide Jonas Schild repeated Bain de Sang, the classic 9a at Saint Loup in Switzerland first ascended by Fred Nicole in 1993.



06.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Val Sapin Tiro Leader climbing challenge above Courmayeur in Valle d’Aosta

This summer and autumn the picturesque Val Sapin above Courmayeur in Italy’s Aosta Valley hosts the third edition of Tiro Leader, a climbing challenge to free two difficult sport climbs at the historic crag La città di Uruk. The first to free the routes bolted by Federica Mingolla and Alberto Gnerro receive € 1,000 prize money. Furthermore, on 20 August Manolo will climb with children prior to his evening talk at the Jardin de l’Ange.


05.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Margo Hayes climb Biographie at Céüse in France

Reel Rock have released remastered footage of Margo Hayes climbing Biographie at Céüse in France in 2017

04.06.2021 by Alessandro Larcher in Climbing

Alessandro Larcher greenpoints Bombo Balla, 8b+ trad at Bus de Vela

Alessandro Larcher reports about his greenpoint ascent of Bombo Balla at Bus de Vela above Trento, Italy. Put in other words, the Italian rock climber repeated the 8b+ sport climb in October 2020 skipping the bolts and as a trad climb.

03.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gravere defies gravity: Claudia Ghisolfi, Giorgio Tomatis send L'extremacura plus 8c+

At Gravere in Piedmont, Italy, Claudia Ghisolfi and Giorgio Tomatis have both redpointed L'extrema cura plus 8c+. Tomatis also managed to flash the 8c Extrema cura.

02.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dinara Fakhritdinova repeats Max Factor in Crimea, becomes first Russian woman to climb 9a

Russian rock climber Dinara Fakhritdinova has repeated Max Factor, 9a at Bakhchisaray in Crimea. In doing so she has become the first Russian woman to climb 9a.

Täschhorn SW Face skied for first time by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez have skied the SW Face of Täschorn (4491m) in Switzerland. The new line is likely to be the first descent of this imposing face.



31.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The New life of Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson

The video of Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson tackling their biggest adventure of all: parenthood.

31.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh survive Baruntse NW Face ordeal

Czech climbers Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh are safe and sound after having established a new climb on the NW Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal. After climbing the route alpine style the two Czech mountaineers endured an epic, 80-hour descent.

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