American rock climber Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of Return of the Sleepwalker, a 17-move problem at Red Rocks, USA which he has graded V17/9A making it one of the very hardest boulder problems in the world.
At Fontainebleau in France Manuel Cornu has repeated Le pilier du désert assis direct and suggested an upgrade to 8C+.
Interview with Simon Lorenzi after the first ascent of Soudain seul, ie the sit start to Big Island at Fontainebleau in France, which the Belgian rock climber has graded 9A.
Belgian rock climber Simon Lorenzi has freed the sit start to Big Island at Fontainebleau in France, calling the extension Soudain seul and grading it 9A.
The video of French rock climber Nico Januel who has made the first ascent of Le sens de la fête 8B+ boulder at Fontainebleau.
On Saturday 9 January 2021 French paraclimber Solenne Piret made a remarkable ascent of Onde de Choc, a 7B boulder problem at Fontainebleau.
A petition has been launched by Environnement Bocage Gâtinais (EBG) against an Oil Drilling project just 4 km from the Fontainebleau forest, famous for being the world's bouldering mecca. On the 19th of October EBG will present the petition to the commissioner.
The video of Belgian climber Simon Lorenzi on Quoi de neuf, an 8B + boulder problem at Orsay in France.
French mountaineer Catherine Destivelle will become the first woman to receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland in September. In the past the coveted prize has been awarded to greatest mountaineers of all times.
Giovanni Spitale and Angela Bonato discuss their Hike & Fly; powered only by their own means they reach point where to liftoff and fly their paragliders. An eco-friendly and sensible way to enjoy the mountains in these particular times. By Giovanni Spitale.
15-year-old climber Oriane Bertone has climbed what she believes to be her first 8C boulder problem, Satan I Helvete low start at Fontainebleau in France. As the name suggests, this adds a low start to the famous problem put up by Dave Graham in 2003.
Swedish climber Matilda Söderlund has climbed her first 8B boulder problem, Armstrong assis at Nockeby. She is one of the few female climbers to climb 8B boulder and a 9a sports climb.
The video of Charles Albert making the first ascent of No kpote only at Fontainebleau in France. Freed by the French climber in January 2019, the boulder problem was repeated by Ryohei Kameyama who suggested 8C+/9A.
Chouca at Buoux is one of those routes that has marked the history of sport climbing. First ascended in 1985 by Marc Le Menestrel, it was recently repeated by his daughter Eline Le Menestrel. This was an excellent pretext to find out more about this legendary climb and why the crag Buoux continues to be in step with the times.
French climber Caroline Sinno has climbed her first 8B boulder problem, L'insoutenable Légèreté de l'Autre, at Fontainebleau
The video of the first Women's Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau in September 2018. The next Festival will take place from 28-29/09/2019.
Swiss rock climber Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of Poison the Well, an 8C+ boulder problem at Brione in Switzerland.
At Fontainebleau in France Charles Albert, climbing barefoot, has established No Kapote Only, a boulder problem he believes to be 9A. This is only the second boulder in the world graded 9A, after Burden of Dreams freed by Nalle Hukkataival in 2016 in Finland.
American climber Shawn Raboutou has made the long-awaited first ascent of Off the Wagon Low, in Val Bavona. Reportedly graded 8C+, this is now the hardest boulder problem in Switzerland.
French climber Mélissa Le Nevé has repeated Golden Ticket, an 8c+ sports climb at Red River Gorge, USA.