The two Brits manage to climb the steepest and probably longest crack route in the world: The Great Rift (7b + to 8a +, 60-70 pitches). The special thing about it: It is an artificial crack structure of a motorway bridge.
The mountain film festival Mountains on Stage is back with a brand new program and tour in over 130 cities in 18 European countries. The German-speaking tour starts on November 29, 2021 in Zurich and stops in 13 cities in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. As the official media partner, LACRUX is giving away tickets for a demonstration of your choice.
The German professional climber Alexander Megos succeeds in the first repetition of the 9b + route King Capella in Siurana, one of the most difficult routes in the world. He only vaguely commented on the level of difficulty.
More and more climbing equipment suppliers rely on social and ecological production of their products. But is that important to consumers? Michael Fuchs from the University of Leipzig gets to the bottom of this question with his study. For each completed questionnaire, 1 euro will be donated to the Protect Our Winters Europe organization.
It is a truism that the tent always has to be open while cooking - and one that is often ignored. When it is too cold or windy, mountaineers pull the zipper of the tent completely closed. They ignore the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. We show what you should pay attention to.
In the past forty years, the level of difficulty in sport climbing has developed rapidly, but is now flattening out. Where is the limit? Adam Ondra and Magnus Midtbo talk about this during a meeting.
The 24-year-old climber from Bern opens two difficult routes in the Bernese Oberland and Jura. Both routes, duds and La Danse de Résistance, are in area 9a.
The French mountain sports outfitter Petzl is recalling its Scorpio Eashook via ferrata set. The reason for the recall is a malfunction of the carabiners. The affected products may no longer be used.
About two weeks ago, Janja Garnbret wrote climbing history with the onsight ascent of the 8c route Fish Eye. A few days later she doubled up with American Hustle. This video shows the inspection of American Hustle.
The 10-year-old Bayes Wilder climbs the 8c + route Southern Smoke in Red River Gorge, Kentucky USA, making climbing history. No one of this age has ever climbed such a difficult route.
David Firnenburg manages to climb a difficult line again: He climbs Finite Infinity (9a) in the Lehn sport climbing area.
Adam Ondra announces the red point ascent of the most difficult route in Italy, Erebor. Adam Ondra gives a rating of 9b, thus classifying the route compared to the first ascent Stefano Ghisolfi.
Since the introduction of the certificate requirement in mid-September, most climbing facilities have seen a significant drop in visitors. The introduction of chargeable tests prevents additional guests from visiting the climbing facilities. Meanwhile, the operating costs continue unchecked while the income dwindles. IG Kletteranlagen is demanding more understanding and support from politicians for the companies that have already been severely affected by the Corona crisis.
The Scot Will Bosi is unstoppable. It was only just under a week ago that he succeeded in the first ascent of the 23-year-old Mutation (9a +) project in the Raven Tor climbing area. Now he announces another first ascent with the same level of difficulty: Brandenburg Gate. The video of the inspection can be found below in the article.
In October of the current year Jacopo Larcher spent two weeks in the Valle dell'Orco and made two difficult first trad climbs. The lines are ...