After a rainy summer with extremely poor climbing conditions, the hope for a good autumn season is greater than ever. At least September got off to a promising start, the only thing missing is the right tour. We present four beautiful multi-pitch routes in the Plaisir area.
Alexander Megos succeeds again in the ascent of a difficult route in Flash style. He climbed chromosome Y at Charmey in the first go and also scored the route meiosis (originally 9b). He devalues both routes.
At the end of the Swiss Climbing Cup 2021, the lead climbing championship was awarded yesterday in the Griffig climbing hall in Uster. Last year's winner Dylan Chuat successfully defended his title among the elite men. Michelle Hulliger won the women's gold medal.
Once again, fixed quickdraws were stolen by strangers in the Basler Jura - although most of them were mounted with maillons. The local climbers wonder and call the thief to reason.
The popular Oberbuchsiterplatte at the southern foot of the Jura can be tackled again. The danger of falling rocks is averted.
A summit dispute has broken out in the Graubünden mountains. A Swiss bank has installed billboards on 150 peaks - the nature conservation organization Mountain Wilderness is declaring war on the campaign. We spoke to both sides.
first started route in Gimmelwald and finds: "Significantly harder than all 9a's I've done so far" - his suggestion is 9a +. As a reminder: Adam Ondra was unsuccessful on this test piece.
Once you have found a suitable climbing finch, you won't give it up anytime soon. But with more training, progress and new areas of application, the demands on the shoe also change. When is the right time for another climbing finch? The range from softer models to more aggressive climbing finches with more pre-tension and downturn is varied.
Matilda Söderlund scores points on the multi-pitch route Parzival (8b, 150m). We spoke to the strong Swede.
The 16-year-old climber Lukas Sager succeeds in the red point ascent of one of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in Switzerland: Yeah Man (8b +, 300m) in the Gastlosen.
The Belgian solves the last problem at the Petit Clocher du Portalet for the time being. He succeeds in La promesse de l'aube (200m, 8c) after having climbed “L 'histoire sans fin” (8b +) for the first time last week. But why did Didier Berthod approve these projects?
The two Belgians Siebe Vanhee and Sébastien Berthe announce the first red point ascent of the route Histoire sans Fin (8b +, 200m) at the Petit Clocher du Portalet.
On Saturday morning, August 14, 2021, a French alpinist fell while descending from the Aletschhorn over the south face. The rescue workers could only rescue the man dead.
The Dutchman Tim Reuser succeeds in repeating the Boulder Power of Now (8c) in Magic Wood in a very short time. He devalues the boulder to 8b +.
Adrian Zurbrügg and Nicolas Hojac climbed the so-called spaghetti tour over 8 four-thousand-meter peaks in the Monte Rosa massif in a new record on July 2020, 18. Here is the video.