Bouldering legend Dave Graham has been in Ticino for several months and seems to be in top form. His latest exploit is the ascent of Boulder Primitivo (8c). Here is the video of his inspection.
The mountain film festival Mountains on Stage is back with a brand new programme. The German-speaking tour stops in 8 cities in Switzerland and Germany. As the official media partner, LACRUX is giving away tickets for a screening of your choice.
On the last weekend in March, unknown persons in the Kesslerloch near Thayngen caused irreparable damage to the walls and ceilings of the lower part of the cave with a large fire. Certain lines of the popular bouldering spot in Schaffhausen will probably no longer be climbable in the future, including two classics by Fred Nicole.
A few hours ago the final of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup took place in Meiringen, Switzerland. With an impressive performance in the last boulder, Tomoa Narasaki catapulted himself onto the podium. Closely followed by his compatriot Yoshiyuki Ogata. Third place went to Frenchman Mejdi Schalck.
He who is silent agrees. True to this principle, professional climbers from all over the world comment on the war in Ukraine in our video. The statements underline that the climbing community is characterized by an international connection that knows no borders.
Yesterday, Sunday, there was an accident in the Torbeccio climbing area in the Maggia Valley. The climber involved was seriously injured.
Where the midlife crisis begins for others, he draws 8c. A conversation with the Valais boulderer Théo Chappex about his latest feat Ten Criminals, how he deals with long-term projects and his recipe for success, at almost forty he still climbs like a man in his mid-twenties.
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 week ago it was pretty much clear - now it's official. The Swiss mountaineering outfitter Mammut signs Adam Ondra. More in the following message from Mammut.
If our interpretations of a recently published video are correct, Adam Ondra will soon be under contract with the Swiss outdoor outfitter Mammut.
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.
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.
Long-time elite squad athletes Katherine Choong and Benjamin Blaser announced their retirement from the national team at the end of the 2021 season. With Ilia Wieland, Fabrice Rohner and Leon Niederberger, three athletes from the junior squad also say goodbye to competitive sport.