The cooler the rock, the more grip. Climbing and bouldering in winter is fantastic. The cold is of secondary importance, after all, you are constantly on the move. Warming clothing also helps, but there is still one problem area: the feet. The circulation suffers in the climbing finches, the insulation is also poor, and people climb barefoot. The solution: heated socks.
News from Las Vegas suggests that Jakob Schubert won't live up to his nickname Mr. Downgrad at Sleepwalker. The Austrian reports that the destination of his US trip is more challenging than he had hoped.
The Italian Elias Iagnemma draws attention to himself with another difficult first ascent. In the Italian bouldering area Tintorale he pulls Ganesh. He suggests 8c+ as a rating.
It's no secret: Ticino has had perfect climbing conditions for a long time. This was used by various pros to score heavy lines. So Dave Graham and Clement Lechaptois got the fourth and fifth ascent of Roadkill 8C. Nils Favre from western Switzerland gets Tomba 8B+ and Heritage 8B/+ as well as General Dissaray 8B and Casavino 8B+ in one day.
On the last day of her stay in Switzerland, Brooke Raboutou manages two difficult boulders: Iur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).
A few days ago, Jakob Schubert started his trip to the USA. Now the goal of his stay in Las Vegas is known: He projects the Boulder Return of the Sleepwalker (9a). When will the ascent work? Is the Boulder threatened with devaluation?
Two women have been successful on the blocks and on the rope in the past few days. Alizée Dufraisse climbs Versace in Brione and Federica Mingolla climbs Mind Control and Fish Eye in Oliana.
The Frenchman Simon Lorenzi again manages to climb an extremely difficult boulder: Big Conviction (8c +).
The young American Katie Lamb once again manages to climb a difficult boulder: Direct North in Bishop
Ticino currently seems to be under siege. Numerous strong climbers take advantage of the perfect conditions in southern Switzerland. These are recent achievements.
The American Brooke Raboutou has been in Switzerland for almost a week and is now announcing two difficult ascents.
Shawn Raboutou flashed the 2021b Boulder Specter at Buttermilks, USA at the end of 8. This video shows his impressive performance despite the chaotic circumstances.
As we wrote recently, the Boulder Off the Wagon in Val Bavona has been under siege in the past few weeks. The result of this are two new inspections and three current videos. We present the latest three videos of the boulder.
Marco Müller starts the new year extremely successfully. He succeeds in climbing what is probably the most famous boulder in the world: Dreamtime (8c).
Within a few days, the ultra-classic of Val Bavona, Off the Wagon, with its low-start version, is celebrated twice. Yannick Flohé and Sergei Topishko were successful.