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15.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adieu Luce Douady, brilliant French climbing prodigy

On Sunday 14 June the brilliant 16-year-old French climber Luce Douady lost her life in an accident at a crag close to Grenoble, France.

14.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin blasts up Biographie at Céüse

At Ceuse in France Seb Bouin has repeated Biographie, the benchmark 9a+ freed in 2001 by Chris Sharma.

12.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Roland Hemetzberger gets Qui 9a+ at Geisterschmiedwand in Austria

German climber Roland Hemetzberger has repeated Qui, the 1996 Stefan Fürst masterpiece at Geisterschmiedwand in Austria.

10.06.2020 by Daniele Geremia in Alpinism

Multicolor: new multi-pitch rock climb in Val Pramper, Zoldo Dolomites

On Monte Petorgnon in Val Pramper in the Zoldo Dolomites, Daniele Geremia, Santiago Padrós and Fulvio Trentini have made the first ascent of Multicolor (280m, 7a+)

09.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sardinia’s Monte Arista hosts new crack climb Black Lives Matter

On Monte Arista in Sardinia, Italy, Simone Desogus and Maurizio Oviglia have made the first ascent of the crack climb Black Lives Matter.

08.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra offwidth crack climbing at Indian Creek

The uncut video of Adam Ondra sending Belly Full of Bad Berries at Indian Creek, USA.

08.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Laura Rogora, the Pure Dreaming Plus 9a+ interview

Interview with Laura Rogora who redpointed Pure Dreaming Plus at Massone close to Arco, Italy and became the first Italian woman to climb 9a+.

07.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora repeats Underground, first female ascent of historical testpiece at Massone

Sport climbing at Arco Italy: at Massone Laura Rogora has made the first female ascent of Underground, a historic 9a established in 1998 by Manfred Stuffer.

05.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anak Verhoeven frees Kraftio, the hardest climb in Belgium dedicated to Chloé Graftiaux

Anak Verhoeven has made the first ascent of Kraftio, an old project in Belgium. Graded 8c+/9a it is currently the hardest climb in the country and is a tribute to Chloé Graftiaux, the talented Belgian climber who perished in 2010.

04.06.2020 by Carlo Cosi in Alpinism

Climbing the Cassin - Ratti on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites. By Carlo Cosi

The historic Cassin - Ratti route the north face of Cima Ovest di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, established by Riccardo Cassin and Vittorio Ratti with two bivouacs from 28-30 August 1935, is a landmark in climbing history. Italian Mountain Guide Carlo Cosi recalls his summer 2019 repeat with Sara Mastel.

03.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Inis Mór: wild trad climbing in Ireland

The video of the trad climbing potential on the island of Inis Mór in Ireland, featuring Steve McClure and Ricky Bell.

01.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra climbs Brutal Rider, at 8C+ the hardest boulder problem in Czechia

The video of Adam Ondra making his May 2020 first ascent of Brutal Rider, the boulder problem at Sloup in the Czech Republic graded 8C+.

01.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Indian Face by Johnny Dawes, the story of Britain's first E9

The video about Britain's first E9 trad climb, The Indian Face first ascended by Johnny Dawes in 1986 at Cloggy in Wales and only repeated a handful of times in over thirty years.

01.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Campanile di Val Montanaia / Crowdfunding campaign to repair bronze bell

The Pordenone section of the Italian Mountaineering Club has launched a crowdfunding campaign to repair the bell on Campanile di Val Montanaia in the Friuli Dolomites, damaged by lightning in 2019.

31.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora first Italian woman to climb 9a+, Pure Dreaming Plus at Arco

At the crag Massone in Arco, Italy, Laura Rogora repeated Pure Dreaming Plus, a 9a+ sports climb first ascended by Adam Ondra. The Roman climber is now the first Italian woman, and only the fifth woman in the world after Margo Hayes, Anak Verhoeven, Angela Eiter and Julia Chanourdie to climb 9a+.

28.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini, James Pearson embark on Tour Des Alpilles Bike & Climb

Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson start their Tour Des Alpilles with their young son today. Powered by their ebikes, during their 1-month trip the three will visit more than 10 different crags including historically important cliffs such as Buoux, Orgon, Volx and Mouriers.

27.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Oriane Bertone at Fontainebleau frees her first 8C boulder problem

15-year-old climber Oriane Bertone has climbed what she believes to be her first 8C boulder problem, Satan I Helvete low start at Fontainebleau in France. As the name suggests, this adds a low start to the famous problem put up by Dave Graham in 2003.

27.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora climbs 9a once again with Pure dreaming at Massone, Arco

At Massone close to Arco in Italy Laura Rogora has redpointed Pure Dreaming 9a, while at Monte Colt she climbed the 8c’s Riflessi and Terra Piatta.

27.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert - Lockdown to Rock-down climbing in Austria

The video of Jakob Schubert training at home during lockdown in Austria and his subsequent first 10 days climbing outdoors.

26.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stone Spirit, bouldering in Switzerland with Daniel Woods, Matty Hong

Daniel Woods and Matty Hong climbing some of the most famous boulder problems in Switzerland as documented in the film Stone Spirit.




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