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.
In Moscow earlier today Viktoriia Meshkova from Russia and Sascha Lehmann from Switzerland won the 2020 European Lead Championship.
In Moscow today Viktoriia Meshkova from Russia and Jernej Kruder from Slovenia won the 2020 European Bouldering Championship. Chloe Caulier and Sergei Luzhetskii won silver, Stasa Gejo and Nikolai Iarilovets bronze.
Ekaterina Barashchuk from Russia and Danyil Boldyrev from the Ukraine were crowned European Speed Champions in Moscow, Russia, yesterday after beating Elizaveta Ivanov and Lev Rudatskiy. The bronze medal was won by Iuliia Kaplina and Marcin Dzienski. Kaplina set a new Speed World Record in the qualification round, stopping the clock at 6,96 seconds.
The trailer of the film that documents Melissa Le Nevé making the first female ascent of Action Directe, the world’s most revered 9a put up by Wolfgang Güllich in the Frankenjura
The video of Belgian climber Simon Lorenzi on Quoi de neuf, an 8B + boulder problem at Orsay in France.
Anak Verhoeven has made the first ascent of Kraftio, an old project in Belgium. Graded 8c+/9a it is currently the hardest climb in the country and is a tribute to Chloé Graftiaux, the talented Belgian climber who perished in 2010.
Mélissa Le Nevé makes first female ascent of Action Directe, Wolfgang Güllich's Frankenjura masterpiece
French climber Melissa Le Nevé has made the first female ascent of Action Directe, the masterpiece established by Wolfgang Güllich in Germany’s Frankenjura in 1991. This milestone 9a is one of the most famous and coveted sport climbs in the world.
Climbing competitions: the 2019 Lead World Cup was won yesterday in Xiamen, China, by Adam Ondra demo the Czech Republic and Chaehyun Seo from South Korea. Both won the penultimate stage, while Taisei Homma and Akiyo Noguchi took silver and Tomoa Narasaki and Jain Kim took bronze. The last stage of the Speed World Cup 2019 was won by QiXin Zhong and Aries Susanti Rahayu, who set the new world record at 6.99 seconds. The overall Speed World Cup 2019 was won by YiLing Song and Bassa Mawem.
Leonardo di Marino, international route setter along with Carles Brasco and Jan Zbraneck at the Briançon stage of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2019, reports about last Saturday’s event won by Japan’s Hidemasa Nishida and South Korea’s Chaehyun Seo. Janja Garnbret and Hiroto Shimizu took silver, Natsuki Tanii and Shuta Tanaka bronze.
The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 was won in Chamonix on Saturday night by 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo and Adam Ondra. The Speed World Cup stage was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.
On Saturday evening Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Sascha Lehmann from Switzerland won the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 at Villars in Switzerland. The fourth stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Anouck Jaubert and Aleksandr Shikov.
The 2019 Bouldering World Cup 2019 was won by Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Tomoa Narasaki from Japan. The last stage in Vail, USA, was won on Saturday night by Garnbret and Yoshiyuki Ogata.
The fourth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2019 took place at Wujiang in China last weekend and was won by Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Tomoa Narasaki from Japan. Akiyo Noguchi and Kai Horada placed second, Ai Mori and Jakob Schubert third
The third stage of the Speed World Cup 2019 was won last night by Dmitrii Timofeev and Aleksandra Rudzinska at Wujiang in China.
The third stage of the 2019 Bouldering World Cup took place last weekend in Chongqing in China and was won by Slovenian Janja Garnbret and France’s Manuel Cornu. The second stage of the Speed World Cup was won on Friday evening by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.
The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2019 took place in Moscow, Russia, last weekend and was won by the Slovenian climbers Janja Garnbret and Jernej Kruder. The first stage of the Speed World Cup 2019 was won on Friday night by YiLing Song and Bassa Mawem.
The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2019 was won on Saturday at Meiringen in Switzerland by Janja Garnbret and Adam Ondra.
On 2 November 2018 Stefan Scarperi repeated Action Directe 9a in Frankenjura. He is the third Italian to repeat the legendary route established by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991 after Gabriele Moroni and Stefano Carnati.