Jacopo Larcher secures the third ascent of the iconic Trad crack line Meltdown (8c +) in Cascade Creek in California's Yosemite Valley. After Beth Rodden's first ascent in 2008, it was a full decade before Carlo Traversi was the first to repeat the trad test piece.
The 19-year-old Italian Giorgio Tomatis secures one of the rare ascents of Lapsus, Italy's first 9b route, in Andonno. The route first climbed by Stefano Ghisolfi in 2015 has so far been repeated by climbing greats such as Adam Ondra, Marcello Bombardi and Jonathan Siegrist.
Yannick Flohé is currently testing his fitness on rock in the United States. The German professional climber scores routes around the ninth French degree in the second attempt.
With an output of 1500 lumens and a total weight of just 145 grams, the Nao RL headlamp is a real headlamp. We took a closer look at the new headlamp from Petzl on a late-evening mountain tour.
We were on the road again, namely at the Red Bull Dual Ascent. As part of this superlative event, we have launched our own competition. We wanted to find out which climbing team works best off the face. Find out more in the latest video on Actiontalk TV.
Yesterday Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Zvěřinec (9b +) in the Moravian Karst climbing area in the Czech Republic. According to his own statements, after Silence (9c), it was the most difficult route of his life - and that means something.
The north-west face of the Douves Blanches is a largely unknown but impressive face in Val d'Arolla. A week ago, Silvan Schüpbach and Peter Von Känel were able to climb a - at least partially - new route through the approximately 400 meter high wall. The alpinists call their tour Frigo-Combo.
As early as the middle of this year, there were rumors of two 9A boulders that Shawn Raboutou is said to have first climbed in spring 2022. One of them is Alphane in Ticino, the second Megatron in Eldorado Canyon near Colorado. Now the video for the second 9A first ascent by Shawn Raboutou is online.
Stefano Ghisolfi, who not so long ago was still on the most difficult sport climbing route in the world, swaps a climbing rope for a crash pad. In Chironico, he tries his hand at one of the world's toughest boulders: Alphane (9A), guided by Shawn Raboutou, the first ascent.
In January 2021, a mountain guide died in an avalanche in the Siviez/Nendaz region. The public prosecutor of the canton of Valais subsequently commissioned a judicial report and is now warning of used Mammut Airbag 3.0 Light Protection 2017 avalanche backpacks. The manufacturer, Mammut, considers the test results to be misleading and has issued a statement.
In the balance between species protection and climbing, the Karlsruhe regional council spoke out in favor of the breeding peregrine falcons and completely closed the Badener Wand for five years. The Climbing and Nature Conservation Working Group in Battert does not want to simply accept this decision and is calling for a demonstration.
Strong, stronger, Bosi and Roberts. The two climbers currently seem to be able to do almost everything they set out to do. Recent examples: Will Bosi repeats Forgotten Gem (8C) and Ephyra (8C+). With Veccio Leone Sitstart (8C+, FA), Aidan Roberts decodes a bouldering problem that greats like Bernd Zangerl tried to solve 15 years ago.
If you want to escape the cold weather in northern regions, a pleasantly warm climate awaits you in Valchiavenna. With more than 70 climbing crags, the Valchiavenna Rock climbing guide covers an extensive area with immense climbing opportunities - for every taste, every level of difficulty and every season.
Kim Marschner has given the Furka Pass rows of impressive boulders. He shows an excerpt of it in this video.
The two top climbers Stefano Ghisolfi and Laura Rogora drill a new sport climbing route. Is that okay?