Yuji Hirayama is the first person in the world to onsight the mythical 8c. The route is called Mortal Kombat and is situated at Castillon, France.
Sansoz and Ovtchinnikov victorious, but World Cup Ranking won by others
The 1999 Banff Mountain Film Festival was won by "Vision Man"
Slovenian alpinist Tomaz Humar has made a remarkable solo ascent up the South Face of Dhaulagiri
Cristian Brenna, making the most of the two-month break in the competition calendar, spent his holiday in Cuenca, Spain.
At the end of July, Dean Potter and Hans Florine made what may go down as one of the biggest achievements in the history of climbing in Yosemite.
Evgueni Ovtchinnikov and Muriel Sarkany win this year's Rock Master. Read about the competition and see photos and videos in our full report.
Cristian Core’s excellent second place in the final competition at Grenoble confirmed not only his near unbeatable form but also his ranking as Bouldering World Cup Champion 1999
The 5th stage of this year’s Bouldering World Cup was held in Cortina
The Northwest Face of the Great Trango Tower, Pakistan has been climbed by Alex Lowe, Mark Synnott and Jared Ogden
Serre Chevalier celebrated its tenth anniversary this year with a magnificent victory by Cristian Brenna
Val d'Isère and Chamonix UIAA World Cup Bouldering
The feared climb 'L'avaro' 8c+ at Tetto di Sarre has been repeated twice in an hour.
Pietro dal Prà repeats Beat Kammerlander's mythical Silbergeier 8b+ in the Rätikon in just three goes.
French alpinist Catherine Destivelle has made a solitary repeat of the Hasse - Brandler route up Cima Grande, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites.
In January the Pustertal alpinists Christoph Hainz and Kurt Astner scored a real coup by making, in two attempts, the first winter ascent of Via Barbier up the North Face of Cima Grande di Lavaredo. This difficult climb was established in summer 1989 by the Czech brothers Miroslav Coubal and Michal Coubal.
Never the same, a new rock climb up the granite Tsaranoro Be in Madagascar.
The famous route Eternal Flame, established by the Germans Wolfgang Güllich, Kurt Albert and Co up Nameless Tower (TTrango Towers - Karakorum) has been repeated by a Spanish expedition.