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15.01.2019 by Andrea Simonini in Climbing

Lo Specchio, rock climbing close to Verona

Andrea Simonini introduces the crag Lo Specchio in Val d'Adige, close to Verona, Italy. 13 sports climbs from 6b + to 8a+.

10.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Federica Mingolla / Video of Aiguille Croux climb in Mont Blanc massif

The video of Federica Mingolla and Gabriele Carrara making the first ascent of L'isola che non c’è, the rock climb established in summer 2018 up Aiguille Croux in the Mont Blanc massif.

09.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Huber rope-solo first ascent of Mauerläufer 8b+ up Waidringer Steinplatte in Austria

Climbing alone and ground-up, last spring German alpinist Alexander Huber made the first ascent of Mauerläufer (200m, 8b+) up Waidringer Steinplatte in Austria.

08.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora, Marcello Bombardi, Stefano Carnati, Marco Zanone… climbing a muerte in Spain

Roundup of recent redpoints at Margalef, Siurana and Perles in Spain by the Italian climbers Laura Rogora, Marcello Bombardi, Stefano Carnati and Marco Zanone. In addition, noteworthy attempts at Saint Loup in Switzerland by Riccardo Scarian and Alessandro Zeni.

06.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

No country for old bolts - Nina Caprez & Cédric Lachat climbing at Rocher Crespin

The film No country for old bolts, featuring Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat climbing at Rocher Crespin in France.

05.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakub Konečný climbs Catxasa at Santa Linya, his first 9a+

On 31/12/2018 at Santa Linya in Spain the 19-year-old Czech climber Jakub Konečný redpointed Catxasa, his first 9a+ sports climb.

03.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New Zion aid route climbed by Paul Gagner, Ryan Kempf

Climbing in Zion National Park, USA: in November 2018 Paul Gagner and Ryan Kempf made the first ascent of Museum Piece (V 5.8 A4), a new aid climb up the Angelino Wall.

02.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej Kruder climbs Croatia’s hardest, Dugi rat at Omiš

On 31/12/2018 Slovenian climber Jernej Kruder made the first ascent of Dugi rat at the crag Vrulja close to Omiš in Croatia. Graded 9a+, this is now the hardest sport climb in the country.

01.01.2019 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Sardinia sport climbing: the new guidebook to Domusnovas

Maurizio Oviglia introduces the new climbing guidebook to Domusnovas, in the south-west of Sardinia, one of the 'historic' sport climbing areas on the Italian island.

29.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert makes first repeat of Neanderthal, Chris Sharma 9b at Santa Linya

Austrian climber Jakob Schubert has made the first repeat of Neanderthal, the 9b sports climb put up by Chris Sharma in 2009 at the Santa Linya in Spain.

27.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Lorenzo Puri climbs 100 boulder problems 8A and harder

Interview with the 23-year-old Italian climber Lorenzo Puri, who recently climbed his 100th boulder problem graded 8A or harder.

24.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giorgia Tesio and Simone Raina send Fortunadrago, historic 8B boulder problem at Varazze

At Varazze (Italy) Giorgia Tesio climbed her first 8B boulder problem, Fortunadrago. Repeated on the same day by Simone Raina, this historic bloc was the first 8B in the area, freed by local Christian Core.

22.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Fabian Buhl, Alexander Huber climb Choktoi Ri in Karakorum, Pakistan

The video of the ascent of the stunning ridge up Choktoi Ri 6166m in Pakistan’s Karakorum, first climbed in summer 2018 by Fabian Buhl and Alexander Huber. The 2200m route is called The Big Easy.

20.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gabriele Moroni is Off The Wagon in Valle Bavona

Italian rock climber Gabriele Moroni has repeated Off the Wagon, the famous boulder problem graded 8B+ in Valle Bavona, Switzerland.

19.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Iker Pou at Margalef frees Artaburu, his hardest climb ever

At Margalef in Spain, Basque climber Iker Pou has made the first ascent of Artaburu, his hardest sport climb to date.

19.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dawn Wall El Capitan, behind the scenes of the Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson masterpiece

Behind The Scenes Of The Dawn Wall Film that documents the first free ascent of the most difficult big wall climb in the world, completed in January 2015 by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.

16.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Woods sending Box Therapy in Rocky Mountains

The video of American climber Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of Box Therapy, an 8C+ boulder problem in the Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.

16.12.2018 by Wafaa Amer in Climbing

Wafaa Amer claims Hyaena, historic Andrea Gallo testpiece at Finale, Italy

Egyptian rock climber Wafaa Amer report about her repeat of Hyaena, the milestone in Italian sports climbing freed by Andrea Gallo in 1986 at Finale Ligure.

15.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Parody of Free Solo, the film about Alex Honnold climbing Freerider without a rope

The parody of the trailer to Free Solo that documents Alex Honnold and his climb without a rope of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite on 3 June 2017

14.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Stefano Ghisolfi portrays his Perfecto Mundo at Margalef

Interview with Stefano Ghisolfi after his repeat of Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ at Margalef in Spain considered one of the most difficult sport climbs in the world. After Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma and Alexander Megos, the 25-year-old climber from Italy is now only the fourth climber to master these difficulties.

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