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25.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Marine Thevenet repeats New Base Line, classic Bernd Zangerl boulder at Magic Wood

French rock climber Marine Thevenet has repeated New Base Line, the classic 8B+ boulder problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland established by Bernd Zangerl.

22.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cadarese Tribe repeated by James Pearson

British rock climber James Pearson has made the second ascent of Tribe, the extremely difficult trad climb at Cadarese in Italy first ascended by Jacopo Larcher.

22.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Xylophon added to Heiligkreuzkofel, Dolomites, by Martin Dejori, Titus Prinoth, Alex Walpoth

The climbers belonging to the GAG Val Gardena mountaineering club Martin Dejori, Titus Prinoth and Alex Walpoth have established Xylophon, a multi-pitch rock climb up Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Dolomites, Italy.

21.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Luka Lindič, Ines Papert float up Wolke 7 on Hinteres Feuerhörndl at Reiteralm

Luka Lindič and Ines Papert have made the first ascent of Wolke 7 on Hintere Feuerhörndl at Reiteralm in the Berchtesgaden Alps in Germany.

21.10.2020 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Cadarese, the crack climbing paradise in Val d’Ossola, Italy

The crag Cadarese in Val d’Ossola, Italy, often referred to as Cadda and without doubt one of the most important crack climbing destinations in Italy and Europe.

20.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marín frees Arco Iris, extreme multipitch at Montserrat in Spain

Spanish rock climber Edu Marin has made the first free ascent of Arco Iris, a 200m multi-pitch climb graded 8c+ at Montserrat in Spain, first ascended in 1979 as an aid climb by Armand Ballart and German Folch.

19.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert strikes again at Arco

In just five days climbing at Arco, Jakob Schubert sent a series of difficult sport climbs including 
'Beginning' 9a/9a + at Eremo di San Paolo and an onsight of the ‘8c '5 Uve’ at Narango.

19.10.2020 by Michal Coubal in Alpinism

Trogkofel: new route in Italy's Carnic Alps by Anna & Michal Coubal

On 20-21/08/2020 Czech alpinist Michel Coubal and his daughter Anna Coubalova made the first ascent of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, a new multi-pitch climb up the north face of Trogkofel / Creta di Aip, Carnic Alps, Italy.

17.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

Graham Zimmerman, an Imperfect Advocate

American alpinist Graham Zimmerman, winner of the Piolets d’Or 2020, sees see firsthand the effects of human-driven climate change on the world and decides that he must take action. This forces him to confront his personal carbon footprint to become an Imperfect Advocate. 



16.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

Petition against oil drilling close to Fontainebleau

A petition has been launched by Environnement Bocage Gâtinais (EBG) against an Oil Drilling project just 4 km from the Fontainebleau forest, famous for being the world's bouldering mecca. On the 19th of October EBG will present the petition to the commissioner.

16.10.2020 by Simon Kehrer in Alpinism

The King of Fanes added to Col Bechei, Dolomites, by Simon Kehrer, Manuel Baumgartner

The two South Tyrolean mountain guides Simon Kehrer and Manuel Baumgartner have made the first ascent of The King of Fanes on the South Face of Col Becchei (Dolomites).


15.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl climbs Greenspit in Valle dell’Orco

Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has become the first woman to climb Greenspit, the difficult trad route first ascended by Didier Berthod in Valle dell’Orco, Italy.

15.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Adam Ondra climbing Atene Naturale at Massone, Arco

The climbing video of Adam Ondra making the first free ascent of Atene Naturale 9a at Massone in Arco, Italy.

14.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Glen Denny, the Golden Age of Yosemite photographer

The video tribute to Glen Denny, the American climber and photographer who captured through his images the Golden Age of rock climbing in Yosemite National Park, by the American Alpine Club Legacy Series.

13.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hubble climbed by Buster Martin at Raven Tor

British climber Buster Martin has made the 10th ascent of Hubble, first ascended by Ben Moon at Raven Tor, England, in 1990.

13.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New Karwendel plaisir climbs on Unterer Spitzhüttenkopf

On Unterer Spitzhüttenkopf in the Karwendel massif, Austria, Peter Manhartsberger and Stephan Weckschmied have made the first ascent of four short plaisir climbs: Zeugungsschmerz (IV, 75m), Schwere Geburt (IV-, 100m), Y Chromosom (VI+, 60m) and X Chromosom (VI, 95m)

12.10.2020 by Peter Mühlburger in Alpinism

Baspa Valley, India: Raldang Spire climbed by Austrian expedition

In October 2019 an Austrian expedition comprised of Alexander Blümel, Much Mayr, Peter Mühlburger and Matthias Wurzer made the first ascent of Baba Ji on Raldang Spire in the Baspa Valley, Kinnaur, India. Mühlburger reports.

12.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Neil Gresham settles the Final Score, E10 at Iron Crag in UK

British rock climber Neil Gresham has established Final Score, an E10 trad climb at Iron Crag in England.

11.10.2020 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

Backstage revealed on Kleine Zinne, in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbed by Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini

In spring 2019 Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini made the first ascent of Backstage, a 350m multi-pitch with difficulties up to VIII+/R3 on the south face of Kleine Zinne / Cima Piccola, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites. Messini reports.

09.10.2020 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Two New Routes on Mont Vert de Greuvetta in Mont Blanc massif

Simon Richardson reports about two new routes climbed on Mont Vert de Greuvetta in the Mont Blanc massif with Michael Rinn, the ephemeral mixed route Dinosaur Gully and the traditional multi-pitch rock climb Autumn Vibes.

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