On Friday 25/08/2017 the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends took place in Arco, Italy. Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz received the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil award. America's Margo Hayes won the Wild Country Rock Award, while Slovenia's Janja Garnbret won the La Sportiva Competition Award.The other nominees were Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Domen Škofic and Shauna Coxsey.
Shauna Coxsey, Jongwon Chon win Bouldering World Cup 2017, Stasa Gejo, Jan Hojer crowned European Champions
The last stage of the Boulder World Cup 2017 was won on Saturday by Germany’s Jan Hojer and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret. Britain’s Shauna Coxsey and South Korea’s Jongwon Chon won the overall Bouldering World Cup 2017, while the European Championship was won by Serbia’s Stasa Gejo and Jan Hojer. All the results.
The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.
British climber Ned Feehally has flashed Trust Issues, an 8B+ boulder problem at Rocklands in South Africa. This is one of the hardest flash ascents to date.
The video of French climber Charles Albert repeating the 8C boulder problem Monkey Wedding at Rocklands barefoot. Alexander Megos repeated this 2002 Fred Nicole test piece in just 30 minutes.
The video of German climber Pirmin Bertle who at Socaire in the Atacama desert in Chile made the first ascent of 'Ruta de Cobre', a sports climb he has graded 9a.
German climber Alexander Megos has made fast ascents of three 9a+ sports climbs: Jungle Boogie at Ceuse in France, Companion of Change in Austria’s Zillertal and Clash of the Titans at Götterwandl.
Interview with Alexander Megos who on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gravere in Italy managed to onsight the 9a sport climb TCT. This is the German’s second 9a onsight after the historic world’s first 9a onsight in 2013.
Tomorrow heralds the start in Italy’s Val Masino – Val di Mello on Melloblocco 2017, the world’s most famous international climbing meeting. Over 2000 climbers have already registered for the 14th edition.
At Laghel close to Arco, Italy's Stefano Ghisolfi made the first ascent of One Punch, a new 9a+ sports climb. Stefano Carnati repeated Il Frutto del Diavolo 8c+/9a at Bus de Vela and at Narango Alexander Megos made one of the hardest onsights on Italian soil.
The latest sport climbing news concerning not only Adam Ondra, who at San Rocchino close to Camaiore in Italy made the first ascent of Naturalmente 9a+, but also Klemen Bečan, Felipe Camargo, Sasha Di Giulian, Matty Hong, Anna Liina Laitinen, Alexander Megos, Silvio Reffo, Angelina Scarth-Johnson, Laura Rogora, Jonathan Siegrist, Domen Škofic, Stephan Vogt and Barbara Zangerl.
Yesterday at Laghel close to Arco (Italy) the Czech climber Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Queen Line, the first sport climb in the area to be graded 9b.
At Siurana in Spain French climber Alizée Dufraisse has redpointed Estado critico, the famous sport climb graded 9a.
Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated La Rambla, the famous 9a+ sport climb at Siurana in Spain, on his fourth attempt.
Stefano Ghisolfi & First Round First Minute / First interview and video of this Margalef 9b testpiece
Video and interview with Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi who yesterday, on 30/01/2017, repeated 'First Round, First Minute' at Margalef in Spain. This 9b sport climb was freed by Chris Sharma in 2011 and had been repeated previously by Adam Ondra and Alexander Megos.
On 30/01/2017 Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi repeated 'First Round First Minute', the famous 9b sports route at Margalef, Spain. Freed in 2011 by America’s Chris Sharma, so far the line had only been repeated by Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic and Alexander Megos from Germany
The video of Stefano Ghisolfi and his most recent attempt at one of the hardest sport climbs in the world, First Round First Minute, Chris Sharma’s 9b at Margalef, Spain.
Sport climbing: at Margalef in Spain Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated 'First Ley' 9a+, while at Varazze in Italy Pietro Biagini has climbed 'Alphacentauri sit', his first 8B boulder problem.
On 25 October 2016 William Bosi from Scotland repeated of Hubble, Ben Moon’s 1990 masterpiece at Raven Tor, England
While Alexander Megos has repeated Becoming, a 9a+ sports climb in Germany’s Frankenjura, Daniel Jung and Dai Koyamada have repeated Corona 9a+ nearby.