South Tyrolean climber Angelika Rainer reports about her first 8c sports climb, Cinque Uve at Narango (Arco), that comes in the wake of her D15 dry tooling ascent last winter.
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.
Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold has established and freed Power Shrimps, a new ice climb at Helmcken Falls in Canada.
The video of Gordon McArthur climbing his route Storm Giant at Fernie, Canada. Freed last August, this is the first dry tooling climb in the world to receive the grade D16.
Yesterday at the drytooling crag Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites Angelika Rainer repeated A Line Above the Sky. With this ascent the climber from the South Tyrol has become the first woman in the world to climb D15 and, in doing so, she has equalled the maximum difficulty ever climbed by her male counterparts.
Italian climber Angelika Rainer and French alpinist Jeff Mercier have repeated 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' and 'Line above the Sky' at the crag Tomorrow's World in Dolomites; these dry tooling test pieces was freed in 2016 by Tom Ballard.
In February 2017 Angelika Rainer from the South Tyrol repeated French Connection at the crag Tomorrow's World in the Italian Dolomites. Graded D15-, it is considered one of the hardest total dry routes in the world.
The last stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup was held last weekend in Corvara; HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song won both the stage in Val Passiria and the overall World Cup. The fastest Speed climbers were Pavel Batushev and Ekaterina Feoktistova, while the Speed World Cup was won by Vladimir Kartashev and, in the women’s event, by Ekaterina Koshcheeva and Maria Tolokonina.
Over the coming weekend the small village of Corvara in Val Passiria, Dolomites, Italy, will host a stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017. A total of 100 ice climbers from 20 countries and three continents have registered. Live streaming of all Saturday and Sunday stages.
Last weekend South Korea’s Han Na Rai Song and HeeYong Park won the fourth and penultimate stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 in Saas Fee, Switzerland. The Speed event was won by the Russians Vladimir Kartashev and Ekaterina Koshcheeva.
Last weekend the second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 took place in Beijing, China; Russians Nikolai Kuzovlev and Maria Tolokonina won the Lead event, wile the Speed event was won by their teammates Radomir Proshchenko and Ekaterina Koshcheeva.
The first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 took place in Durango, Colorado, USA, last weekend and was won by Russia’s Alexey Dengin and Korea’s Shin Woonseon. The Speed event was won by the Russians Maria Tolokonina and Nikolai Kuzovlev.
The trailer of South Tyrol’s Angelika Rainer repeating the ice and mixed climb The Mustang at Vail in Colorado, USA.
On 16 December 2016 the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 gets underway with the first stage at Durango, Colorado, USA.
At the start of March at the total dry tooling crag Bus del Quai, Italy, Angelika Rainer repeated Low G-Man, her first route graded D14. This follows her January repeat of the mixed climb The Mustang M14- at Vail, Colorado, USA.
At Tomorrow's World in the Dolomites France's Gaetan Raymond has made the first repeat of A Line Above The Sky, the difficult dry tooling climb first ascended by Tom Ballard in January 2016.
Italian ice climber Angelika Rainer has flashed "Next Level", a drytooling route graded D13 located at Usine in France.
The final stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 took place last weekend at Rabenstein - Corvara in Italy. After four competitions, both the Lead and Speed World Cups were won by the Russians Maria Tolokonina and Maxim Tomilov. Lead stage victory went ot Janez Svoljšak from Slovenia and Han Na Rai Song from Korea, while the fastest Speed climbers were Radomir Proshchenko and Tolokonina. Corvara also awarded the European Championship title, won by Svoljšak and Switzerland's Petra Klingler (Lead) and by Proshchenko and Tolokonina (Speed).
On 26 January 2016 at Bus del Quai di Iseo (Italy) Dutch climber Marianne van der Steen managed to flash Kamasutra, a drytooling climb graded D13+.
After having flashed 'Reverse Stratofortress' M12+, Angelika Rainer has repeated The Mustang at the Fang Amphitheater, Vail, USA. With her first grade M14- mixed climb the Italian climber proves she’s on formidable form for her outdoor projects and the next stages of the Ice Climbing World Cup.