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.
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.
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.
The video of the trad climbing potential on the island of Inis Mór in Ireland, featuring Steve McClure and Ricky Bell.
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+.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
The video of Jakob Schubert training at home during lockdown in Austria and his subsequent first 10 days climbing outdoors.
Daniel Woods and Matty Hong climbing some of the most famous boulder problems in Switzerland as documented in the film Stone Spirit.
Marco Sappa reports about the first ascent of La Fessura di Gianfri, a difficult trad crack climb at the historic crag Nid Des Hirondelles in Valgrisenche, Valle d’Aosta, Italy. The route is dedicated to his father Gianfranco Sappa, a Courmayeur Mountain Guide, who perished in a climbing accident in 2019.
At the crag Eremo di San Paolo close to Arco, Italy, Stefano Ghisolfi has made the first ascent of Beginning 9a/+.
The fascinating portrait of Petr Slanina, the Czech rock climber better known as Špek, and the complicated game of traditional climbing on the sandstone towers of the Czech Republic .
On the famous Aguglia di Goloritzè tower Maurizio Oviglia has rebolted Sole Incantatore, the most repeated multi-pitch rock climb in Sardinia. Oviglia himself established the route in 1995.
Mélissa Le Nevé makes first female ascent of Action Directe, Wolfgang Güllich's Frankenjura masterpiece
French climber Melissa Le Nevé has made the first female ascent of Action Directe, the masterpiece established by Wolfgang Güllich in Germany’s Frankenjura in 1991. This milestone 9a is one of the most famous and coveted sport climbs in the world.
The second of three episodes of the film Not so far by Hervé Barmasse, which documents the first ascent of new line up the SE Face of Punta Gnifetti on Monte Rosa in 2011 with his father Marco Barmasse.
Interview with American rock climber Paul Robinson who recently managed to climb his 1000th boulder problem graded 8A or harder.