Above Imst in Austria Angela Eiter has made the first ascent of Madame Ching, her most difficult first ascent to date.
Interview with Laura Rogora who redpointed Pure Dreaming Plus at Massone close to Arco, Italy and became the first Italian woman to climb 9a+.
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.
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+.
Interview with French climber Julia Chanourdie who redpointed her first 9a+ last week, Super Crackinette at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France.
French climber Julia Chanourdie has climbed her first 9a+, Super Crackinette at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France.
At Montsant in Spain Laura Rogora has managed to onsight her first 8b+ while at Margalef she redpointed the 9a La Bongada.
At Oliana in Spain Belgian climber Anak Verhoeven has onsighted an 8b+, Gorilas en la Niebla, and redpointed a 9a+, Joe Mama, conferming her status as one of the best climbers in the world.
Adam Ondra and Lučka Rakovec have been crowned European Lead Champions today at Edinburgh in Scotland. Alberto Ginés López and Laura Rogora placed second, Sascha Lehmann and Luce Douady third.
The fourth stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 was won in Kranj, Slovenia, yesterday by Adam Ondra and Chaehyun Seo. Jessica Pilz and Kai Harada took silver, Lučka Rakovec and Alberto Ginés López bronze.
Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic extended their legacy earlier today by winning the Lead World Championship in Hachioji, Japan. Mia Krampl and Alexander Megos took silver, Ai Mori and Jakob Schubert bronze.
The Climbing World Championships 2019 continue in Hachioji, Japan with the Lead World Championship. Live streaming Thursday morning at 04:00 CET of the Semifinals, and at 11:45 CET of the Finals.
Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated Sweet Neuf at Pierrot Beach in France, confirming the 9a+ grade suggested after the first ascent by Anak Verhoeven from Belgium.
Live streaming today from Milano Climbing Expo 2019, the climbing meeting and masters currently taking place at the Urban Wall climbing wall in Milan, Italy.
The last stage of the Lead World Cup 2018 took place in Xiamen in China last weekend and was won by Jessica Pilz and Domen Škofic. Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert won the Lead World Cup 2018, Jessica Pilz and Stefano Ghisolfi took silver, Jain Kim and Škofic and Romain Desgranges bonze. The Speed World Cup 2018 was won by Anouck Jaubert and Bassa Mawem.
Climbing photos taken by Matteo Pavana of the La Sportiva athletes meeting that took place in Rodellar, Spain, from 21 - 23 September.
This evening at Innsbruck, Austria, Jessica Pilz won the Lead Climbing World Championships 2018. Janja Garnbret took silver, Jain Kim bronze.
The fourth stage of the Lead World Cup 2018 was won last night at Arco by Slovenia's Janja Garnbretand Austria's Jakob Schubert. Stefano Ghisolfi placed second with Jessica Pilz, Domen Skofic and Anak Verhoeven third. Iuliia Kaplina and Danyil Boldyrev won the Speed World Cup.
Live streaming is currently underway from the Arco Rock Master that acts as World Cup Lead and Speed. At 18:00 the Speed finals, at 19:45 the Lead finals.
The third stage of the Lead World Cup 2018 was won on Saturday night by Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and, for the first time in his career, by Germany’s Alexander Megos.