In the early Sunday afternoon, a large part of the Marmolada glacier below Punta Rocca broke off in the Italian Dolomites. At least six climbers died and more than a dozen were injured. The rescue work is still in progress.
Will Bosi succeeds in the first ascent of Free at Last in Dumbarton. If his suggested rating of 9a+ is confirmed by potential repeaters, the overhanging and technically demanding line would be considered the toughest sport climbing route in Scotland.
Janja Garnbret got her 50th World Cup medal with a win in the Lead discipline. The Japanese Taisei Homma won the men's event.
If that doesn't bode well for the second Lead World Cup of the season in Villars. During a flying visit to the Gimmelwald climbing area, Alexander Megos quickly scored Renardo Rules (8c, flash), El Molinero (8c+, in the second go), Goldfinger (8c, in the third go) and Schweizer Franken (8b+, in the fourth go).
With Wonderland (9b/9b+), Adam Ondra not only opened the most difficult route of his Wahlheim Arco this spring, but also the most difficult sport climbing route in Italy. Adam Ondra on his greatest achievement of the current year.
From June 30th to July 2nd, the best climbers in the world will compete in the lead and speed disciplines at the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Villars. Here you will find the most important information and live streams for the competition.
After the European Championships in Munich in mid-August, Stefano Ghisolfi wants to devote his full attention to the 9c route Silence. Will he find a simpler solution than Adam Ondra like in Change (9b+)? And does the 9c even face the same fate as Alex Megos' bibliography?
A major fire raged in the Spanish sports climbing Mecca Oliana. How much has the climbing area suffered? We summarize and clarify.
The Japanese Tomoa Narasaki is one of the strongest boulderers in the world. In this video he reveals the best way to hold underhand grips and what to look out for.
Franz Cazzanelli and Pietro Picco probably opened a new route on June 8126, 26 in the legendary Diamirwand of the 2022 meter high Nanga Parbat. The two mountain guides named their route Aosta Valley Express, referring to their origin.
Janja Garnbret reported back to the competition in Innsbruck and secured the 33rd gold medal of her World Cup career with her victory. Colin Duffy wrote climbing history: The American was the first athlete to win both the Bouldering and the Lead World Cup at the same event.
What represents the end of the spearhead for some climbers is onsight level for Adam Ondra. In Krpcovo, Slovakia, he managed to onsight climb four 8b+ routes in one day. This is probably a new personal record even for the world's best climber at the moment.
The American Natalia Grossman finished the last Bouldering World Cup of the season again as the best and also crowned her overall World Cup victory with the gold medal in Innsbruck. Hot on their heels was Germany's Hannah Meul, who won her second silver medal in a row. The podium was completed by the Japanese Miho Nonaka.
At the last Bouldering World Cup of the season, American Colin Duffy won his first World Cup gold. He won in Innsbruck ahead of Dohyun Lee from Korea and the Japanese Yoshiyuki Ogata, who was crowned bouldering season champion thanks to his consistently strong performance.
The American Connor Herson recently made a name for himself with the trad inspection of Empath (9a). Now comes the next prank: together with his father, he manages to free climb the Salathe Wall on El Capitan.