Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel have set up the impressive multi-pitch route Space Force with difficulties up to 8a + in Val Bavona (Ticino). A 40 degree steep crack roof is the heart of the route. According to Chris and Alex, this is a dream pitch, 8a, most of which can be secured with cams. We asked Alex and Chris to tell us more about the first ascent and the story behind it.
The Swiss bouldering area Cresciano has to struggle with access problems. A board at the beginning of the Alpstrasse gives people something to talk about.
In August, the Italian Luca Rinaldi secured the second ascent of the 8c boulder Power of Now in Magic Wood, Switzerland.
The Cameroni brothers have added several new lines to the Brione bouldering area in Ticino. This video shows six new boulders.
Cédric Lachat closes the year with a difficult route: Supercrackinette (9a +) in Saint-Léger du Ventoux, France.
Alex Megos climbs the two boulders Dreamtime and The Story of Two Worlds (8c) and raises questions about climbing ethics.
Martin Keller managed to climb what is probably the most famous boulder in the world: Dreamtime (8c) in Cresciano, Switzerland.
The popular Lungern climbing garden in Central Switzerland is closed until further notice. The reason for the closure is blasting work.
The latest episode of Actiontalk TV and LACRUX's BETA program is dedicated to historical climbing routes such as Action Directe, Hubble and Akira. In exclusive interviews with the German climbing professional Alex Megos and the controversial Frenchman Fred Rouhling, we investigate the question of whether climbing history needs to be rewritten and what about the confused history of the 9b route Akira.
A few days ago, the Swiss climber managed the first ascent of The Back of Beyond (9a) route in Soyhières.
Actiontalk TV spoke to the professional alpinist about the climbing style and the uncertainty of first ascents.
Mammut is recalling Generation 3.0 avalanche airbags for the 2020/2021 winter season. The functionality could be impaired.
Sascha Lehmann wins the gold medal in the lead discipline at the European Sport Climbing Championships 2020. Viktoriia Meshkova won gold among women.
The Italian Niky Ceria climbs one of the most difficult boulders in Switzerland: Ephyra (8c +) in Schattental, Chironico.
A few days ago, Jakob Schubert managed the first ascent of a variant of the 8c boulder La Force Tranquille. Here is the video.