France's Caroline Ciavaldini has made the long-awaited first female ascent of The Quarryman in the slate quarries above Llanberris in North Wales. First ascended by Johnny Dawes back in 1987, this climb is one of the most famous multi-pitch rock climbs in Great Britain.
Yesterday the international climbing competition season got underway with the first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 in Meiringen Switzerland. The Semifinals and Finals take place today at 11:00 and 18:30 respectively and can be followed in in live streaming.
The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.
The video of Pete Whittaker and his rope-solo free ascent of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite. Carried out in November 2016, with this ascent the British climber became the first person to rope solo, all free, El Cap in under 24 hours.
At the French crag Russan (Pont St Nicholas-Seynes) Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of 'Les yeux plus gros que l’antre'. 70 meters long and graded 9a+/9b, this is now one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.
The second episode documenting the efforts of Spanish climber Edu Marin attempting his new route Valhalla through the immense Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.
From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.
16-year-old Austrian climber Nemuel Feurle has repeated Prinzip Hoffnung, the difficult trad climb freed by Beat Kammerlander on the Bürser Platte in Vorarlberg, Austria in 2009.
The crag Rocca Miloro in Val di Susa, Piedmont, Italy, introduced by Maurizio Oviglia. Little known, this offers about twenty routes up to 7c + and interesting climbing on beautiful gneiss.
Video portrait of American climber Alan Watts, one of the driving forces behind the development of Smith Rock and sport climbing in the USA.
At Gozen Rock in Japan Sachi Amma has made the first ascent his Soul Mate. Graded 9b, this is now the country’s most difficult sport climb.
The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing and bouldering close to Helsinki in Finland.
Siebe Vanhee reports about El Matédor a new climb first ascended with Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll up the East Face of Aguja Desconocida in Patagonia.
The video of American climber Daniel Woods at Oliana, Siurana and Margalef, questing for his first 9b. A legendary grade in sport climbing.
Spanish rock climber Edu Marin is currently establishing a huge new multi-pitch climb up the Grand Arch at Getu in China.
The video of James Pearson, Cedar Wright and Yuji Hirayama climbing Cape Enniberg on the Faroe Islands.
On January 15th 2018 Tom Ehrig, Felix Getzlaff and Lutz Zybell climbed the new route La Torcida (450m, 12 pitches, 7a M) up Aguja Val Biois in Patagonia. Tom Ehrig reports.
The video of Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl and their 2015 repeat of the famous multi-pitch alpine sports climb Die Unendliche Geschichte in Rätikon, Switzerland. First ascended by Beat Kammerlander, the route had only been repeated once previously, by Pietro dal Prà in 2005.
The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.
In early 2018 a French Groupe Militaire de haute montagne expedition comprised of Arnaud Bayol, Antoine Bletton, Jean-Yves Igonenc, Didier Jourdain, Sébastien Moatti, Dimitry Munoz established a series of new rock climbs in the Pirrit Hills range of Antarctica. Highlights include Coming in from the cold up Mount Tidd (2244 m) and Corrasion up the virgin Mount Turcotte (1950 m).