After 6 years of efforts and intense climbing yesterday Tommy Caldwell, together with Kevin Jorgeson, made an important breakthrough in their attempt to free Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, freeing what it is considered to be the crux pitch of the route.
From 07/11/2014 to 31/01/2015 you can cast your vote online for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014. Nominees include Tommy Caldwell, Kit DesLauriers, Will Gadd, Wasfia Nazreen and Ueli Steck.
Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven has successfully repeated The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.
Jorg Verhoeven, Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Libby Sauter, Chantel Astorga, Quinn Brett, Pete Whittaker, Tom Randall are all in Yosemite currently attempting their projects on El Capitan...
Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein, currently touring the Rocky Mountains National Park where the Dutchman recently sent The Wheel Of Chaos V14 (8B+) and the Austrian repeated Riddles in the Park V12 (8A+), provide insight into one of the most famous bouldering areas in the USA.
On Monte Monaco at San Vito Lo Capo in Sicily Tommy Caldwell, Sonnie Trotter and Josh Wharton have made the first ascent of the new climb You Cannoli Die Once (7c/+, 6 pitches).
German climbers Tobias Wolf and Thomas Hering have made rare repeats of two difficult routes on El Capitan in Yosemite: The Shaft (Muir Wall free variation) and El Nino.
The two Italian Ragni di Lecco alpinists Luca Schiera and Matteo della Bordella, and Swissman Silvan Schüpbach have climbed what they have called the Californiana Sit Start, an enchainement of Aguja de la Silla with Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia.
Interview with Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold who from 12 - 16 February 2014 carried out the coveted first traverse of the major ridge line of Fitz Roy in Patagonia.
From 12 - 16 February 2014 the Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the coveted first traverse of the major ridge line of Fitz Roy in Patagonia.
Yesterday the American climber Tommy Caldwell freed one of the three hardest pitches on The Dawn Wall, the enormous big wall project up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.
With the reopening of the U.S. National Parks climbing has recommenced in Yosemite. This season Tommy Caldwell will be joined on the demanding Dawn Wall project up El Capitan by Kevin Jorgeson, Jonathan Siegrist and Chris Sharma.
British climber Tom Randall has onsighted the 8a crack climb Turkey Crack at the Italian crag Cadarese. Today he repeated the famous route The Doors.
Video of the Russian climbers Pavel Dobrinskiy and Rustam Gelmanov and their attempt to repeat The Nose in Yosemite, USA.
Video profile of Tommy Caldwell, one of America's most accomplished rock climbers, on The Dawn Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite USA.
Part one of what happend, in alpinism and in climbing, in 2012. A summary, for obvious reason incomplete, of the climbs, the most beautiful achievements and also the most painful moments in 2012. In the hope that this résumé serves as a reminder and as a source on inspiration for the coming future.
Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson Jonathan Siegrist are currently working the crux central pitches of the demanding Dawn Wall project on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.
Climbing in Europe from the point of view of ace American climber Tommy Caldwell who ascended a series of difficult multi-pitches in Rätikon, Val Bavona and Wenden, including the repeat of Portami Via which included the first ascent of a pitch variation.
Interview with American climber Alex Honnold after his immense and fast solo of the Yosemite Triple in Yosemite Valley, USA.
Alex Honnold has doubled his takings: after the fast ascent of the trio Mount Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome with Tommy Caldwell, between 5 and 6 June the 26-year-old US climber carried out an incredible and fast solo ascent of the Yosemite Triple once again.