Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower (6251m) in the Trango Tower range in Pakistan has been repeated free by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher. Zangerl is the first woman to complete a free ascent of what is regarded as the hardest and most beautiful big wall free climb at altitude in the world.
America's Anna Hazlett, aka. Anna Hazelnutt, has made the first female ascent of The Walk of Life, an extremely bold E9 6c at Dyer's Lookout, UK.
Federica Mingolla reports about her Thursday 16 June ascent, belayed by Niccolò Bartoli, of Bellavista on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo (Dolomites), first ascended by Alexander Huber in 1999. Mingolla and Bartoli descended from where the route joins the classic Cassin due to poor conditions
At Cadarese in Val d’Ossola, Italy, the South Tyrolean climber Jacopo Larcher has freed two difficult trad climbs: Waiting for ... and Jeune et con.
Swiss climber Jonas Schild reports about his recent repeat of Gondo Crack, the 8c crack climb at Cippo in Switzerland freed by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher in 2017. Schild placed all gear during his ascent
French climber Symon Welfringer has repeated Le Voyage at Annot. The hardest trad climb in France was first ascended by James Pearson in 2017.
23-year-old British climber Anna Taylor has made a free solo ascent of Psykovsky’s Sequins E8 at Danby Crag, England.
The video and the report of the La Sportiva Athletes Climbing Meeting which was took place from 11-13 October 2021 in Valle dell’Orco, Italy.
One of the great all-round climbers of our time, 33-year-old Austrian Barbara Zangerl, talks about the bond that is created when climbing. Check out the third article of our series created with Vibram, to celebrate climbing yesterday, today and tomorrow as part of the 'Learn to Climb with Vibram' project.
American climber Anna Hazlett has made a daring repeat of Once Upon a Time in the Southwest, a bold E9 6c at Dyer's Lookout, England. Tom Randall, who held her ropes, repeated the route immediately beforehand.
Podcasts # 8 and # 9 of Climbing Sparkling Moments by La Sportiva explore Lynn Hill's historic first free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite in 1993, and a rare repeat carried out by Jorg Verhoeven in 2014.
Local climbers Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have launched a petition to save Lorünser Wändle, one of the most important crags in Vorarlberg, Austria currently at risk of being quarried.
British rock climber Hazel Findlay has repeated Muy Caliente!, the extremely difficult trad climb at Stennis Ford, Pembroke, Wales.
At Annot in France Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher and Siebe Vanhee have all repeated the difficult trad climb Le Voyage, first ascended by James Pearson in 2017.
During a quick visit to Piedmont, Italy, Jacopo Larcher completed two important first repeats on the rough granite of Valle dell'Orco: the multi-pitch Angels and Demons on the Caporal with Barbara Zangerl and the highball Grenzenlos.
At the crag Lorünser Wändle in Austria Barbara Zangerl has made the first repeat of the 9a Sprengstoff, freed by Jacopo Larcher in November 2020.
American climber Brittany Goris has repeated East Coast Fist Bump, an 8b+ trad climb at Flagstaff, Arizona.
Austrian boulderer Bernd Zangerl has made the first ascent of a difficult crack called Grenzenlos in Valle Orco, Italy. Protected with a pecker, it is a mix between a trad climb and a highball.
Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has become the first woman to climb Greenspit, the difficult trad route first ascended by Didier Berthod in Valle dell’Orco, Italy.
Britain’s Madeleine Cope and Emma Twyford have both repeated an E9 trad route by climbing, respectively, The Final Round at Illam Rock in England and Chupacabra at Pembroke in Wales.