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12.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Nose Speed Record, the Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell film teaser

The teaser of the new movie The Nose Speed Record which documents the speed record up El Capitan in Yosemite set by Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell.

07.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sonnie Trotter frees North America Wall variation on El Capitan

Climbing with Tommy Caldwell, on 19 November Sonnie Trotter made the first one day free ascent of a new all free variation to North America Wall / El Nino. The Canadian had discovered the 3-pitch variation, now called Pineapple Express, in 2017 with Alex Honnold.

05.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra almost onsights Salathé Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite

Czech rock climber Adam Ondra has attempted but only just failed to onsight the Salathé Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

25.08.2018 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Tom Frost, farewell to Yosemite Golden Age climbing legend

On 24 August 2018 American climber Tom Frost died aged 81. Frost was one of the pioneering climbers and photographers during the Golden Age of Yosemite climbing.

06.06.2018 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell climb The Nose in under 2 hours to set new El Capitan speed record

This morning American climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set another speed record on The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite. This time the duo broke the legendary 2-hour barrier, climbing the big wall route in 1:58:07.

05.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell break The Nose Speed record again

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have broken the speed record on The Nose once again, climbing the iconic big wall on El Capitan Yosemite in 2:01:50. In other news, on 2 June the two well-known rock climbers Jason Wells and Tim Klein lost their lives on El Capitan.

30.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold smash The Nose Speed record

American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold have set a new speed record on The Nose, climbing El Capitan in Yosemite in 2:10:15.

17.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Nose Speed time lapse featuring Brad Gobright, Jim Reynolds

The time-lapse documentary of the record-breaking speed ascent of The Nose up El Capitan in Yosemite, climbed in 2:19:44 on 21 October 2017 by Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright.

17.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

Jim Bridwell has left us. Yesterday, February 16th 2018, one of the absolute legends of rock climbing and mountaineering, died aged 73.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hazel Findlay fantastically free on the Salathé Wall on El Capitan

British rock climber Hazel Findlay has made a rare free ascent of the legendary Salathé Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.

02.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan The Nose speed record video of Gobright & Reynolds

A video documenting a part of the amazing ascent carried out by Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright as they set a new speed record on The Nose, El Capitan,Yosemite on 21 October 2017 when they climbed the route in 2:19:44.

27.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

The Nose Speed, new record set by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds on El Capitan

Interview with American climber Jim Reynolds who on 21 October 2017 teamed up with Brad Gobright to speed climb The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite in 2:19:44. In doing so they beat the previous speed record set in 2012 by Alex Honnold and Hans Florine by almost four minutes.

15.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Yosemite Misty Wall first free ascent by Sasha DiGiulian and Jon Cardwell

On 27 May 2017 Sasha DiGiulian and Jon Cardwell made the first free ascent of Misty Wall up the west Face of Sentinel in Yosemite, USA.

15.03.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Royal Robbins, goodbye to America's legendary climber

On 14 March 2017 American rock climbing pioneer Royal Robbins passed away. Aged 82, Robbins was one of the best American climbers during the ’60’s and ’70’s, the period known in "Golden Age"" of Yosemite Valley climbing. Robbins was a pioneer and advocate of clean climbing, i.e. without pegs and expansion bolts, and one of the most vocal proponents of the need to protect the rock and environment.

27.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

A Brief, Biased History of Big Wall Climbing

The short film 'A Brief, Biased History of Big Wall Climbing' animated by Jeremy Collins and narrated by Timmy O’Neill.

30.12.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Donner Summit saved for climbing in California

Rock climbing at the Black Wall and other granite crags at the world class Donner Summit in California has been secured thanks to the Access Fund, the local climbing community and other partners who have purchased the land.

07.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rockfall on Half Dome Regular Northwest Face route in Yosemite

Rockfall has affected the Regular Northwest Face route on Half Dome in Yosemite. While no climbers are reported injured, this classic route is presently unclimbable.

17.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Valley Uprising, the history of rock climbing in Yosemite Valley, USA

The trailer of Valley Uprising, the documentary that retraces the history of rock climbing in Yosemite Valley, USA.

13.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cheyne Lempe sets Salathé Wall rope-solo speed record on El Capitan

American climber Cheyne Lempe has set a new rope-solo speed record on the Salathé Wall, climbing the historic route up El Capitan in Yosemite in 20 hours 6 minutes.

25.06.2013 by Gianni Lanza in Climbing

Climbing multi-pitch routes at Les Calanques

Gianni Lanza introduces some of the most beautiful rock climbs in the Calanques: La Paroi Noire at Crêt Saint Michel, La Calanque and La Saphir at En Vau and Arête de Marseille at Chandelle.

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