Spanish climbers Iker Pou and Jorge Díaz-Rullo have both recently redpointed 9a+: Pou made the first ascent of Gran Guggenheim on the island of Mallorca, while Díaz-Rullo repeated La Rambla at Siurana.
Interview with James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini after their respective repeats of Harder Faster and Gaia at Black Rocks in England. These hard grit testpieces were first ascended by Charlie Woodburn and Johnny Dawes and while Pearson’s is only the third ascent in 20 years, Ciavaldini had made the third female ascent.
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.
Interview with British rock climber James Pearson after the second ascent of Tribe, the extremely difficult trad climb at Cadarese in Italy first ascended by Jacopo Larcher in 2019
British rock climber James Pearson has made the second ascent of Tribe, the extremely difficult trad climb at Cadarese in Italy first ascended by Jacopo Larcher.
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.
In October 2019 an Austrian expedition comprised of Alexander Blümel, Much Mayr, Peter Mühlburger and Matthias Wurzer made the first ascent of Baba Ji on Raldang Spire in the Baspa Valley, Kinnaur, India. Mühlburger reports.
On 06/08/2020 Barbara Zangerl made the first repeat of Kampfzone, an 8b+ multi-pitch in the Rätikon first ascended by Beat Kammerlander ground-up in 2013 and freed in 2017. Jacopo Larcher followed suit yesterday.
The video of the climbing expedition to Baspa Valley in India, carried out in autumn 2019 by Matty Hong, Jacopo Larcher, Eneko Pou, Iker Pou and Siebe Vanhee
Sport climbing in Austria: Barbara Zangerl has repeated Unleashed 8c+ and Instructor 8c+/9a in her home Vorarlberg region.
The video of Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl making a free ascent in 2016 of Zodiac, the historic big wall on the southeast face of El Capitan, Yosemite.
The appeal by South Tyrolean climber Jacopo Larcher to remain united during these times made difficult by the Coronavirus emergency. Because 'the world does not need even more anger, violence and hate now, but instead love and solidarity.'
In the Rätikon massif in Switzerland German mountaineer Fabian Buhl has completed the first free ascent of Déjà, a 400m multi-pitch alpine rock climb graded 8c+.
German climber Michi Wohlleben has repeated Psychogramm, the 8b+ trad climb at the Bürser Platte in Austria, first ascended in 2014 by Alex Luger.
Interview with Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher after their free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite.
A recent clip of Lynn Hill working The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite and a video regarding her historic first one day ascent in 1994.
On El Capitan in Yosemite Austria’s Barbara Zangerl and South Tyrol’s Jacopo Larcher have made a free ascent of The Nose, the most famous big wall in the world.
The Basque brothers Iker Pou and Eneko Pou recently returned from the Baspa valley in the Indian Himalayas where they established three new rock climbs on two virgin peaks.
Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated La Rambla, the benchmark 9a+ sport climb at Siurana in Spain
The video of Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl making the first repeat of Magic Mushroom, El Capitan, Yosemite, in December 2017.