Alp-Con presents the Brit Rock Film Tour in German-speaking countries for the first time. Four breathtaking films starring the likes of Pete Whittaker and Leo Houlding bring the best of British climbing and adventure stories to the big screen. LACRUX is giving away 5 × 2 tickets for a screening of your choice.
In the course of extensive research into Nirmal Purja, we came across major discrepancies, about which Purja has been staunchly silent so far.
In the summer of 2021, Hazel Findlay repeated the hard trad route Muy Caliente (E9, 6c) in Pembroke, Wales. A daring line with huge runouts that requires a strong lead climbing morale. Now there is the video for the solid ascent of the 33-year-old.
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.
Dome tent, tunnel tent or geodesic: What is the difference between the types of tent, which one is best suited for a canoe tour and what is the water column all about? Tom gives you an overview in the video.
Like many other climbing professionals, Vadim Timonov recently stayed in Fontainebleau. Since the conditions were unfavorable for the really difficult problems, the strong Russian quickly concentrated on flashing. The result: a ticklist with numerous boulders in the eighth French grade.
With Mirror Reality, Drew Ruana recently climbed his fiftieth 8b+ boulder and shortly thereafter opened another 8c with Dire Wolf. Since the American left the competition circuit behind in 2020 to focus primarily on bouldering, he has been unstoppable.
William Bosi set a new record in the Czech Republic. Within a day he flashed the Boulder Charizard (8b +), Fénixovy Slzy (8a +) and The Swirl King Sitstart (8a +, FA). And as if that wasn't enough, he combined the first two lineages to recreate Bulbasaur (8c, FA).
The Petzl RocTrip is back. After an eight-year break, what is probably the best-known climbing event will take place from May 12th to 15th, 2022 in Manikia, Greece. Physical participation on site is severely limited due to sustainability. That's why Petzl is transforming the RocTrip into a hybrid event for the first time, which can be experienced online.
Whether beginner or pro, many climbers make the same mistakes when training fingerboards. In the video, professional climber and coach Tom Randall clears up the three most common mistakes and explains the effect of fatigue, as well as body and grip position on training success.
At the beginning of March, mammoth athlete and Arco Ambassador Adam Ondra first climbed a route that is one of the most beautiful lines in the north. The following video shows the beauty of the region, the route and how he plans the line together with teammate Jakob Schubert.
At the end of February, Carlo Traversi managed the fourth ascent of the legendary Magic Line (8c +) in Yosemite. Ron Kauk's trad test piece remained unrepeated for 22 years after its first ascent in 1996. Anyone who sees the Californian Traversi in the Riss line will understand why.
As part of our recent beta broadcast, we're auctioning off a rock crystal belonging to Dave Graham. 100 percent of the proceeds go to those in need of the war in Ukraine. The auction runs until Tuesday, April 12th.
In January, Brooke Raboutou stayed in Ticino and enjoyed the variety of boulders in the Swiss sun room. During her stay in Switzerland, she managed some difficult boulders, including Kings of Sonlerto (8a +), La Proue (8b), Iur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).
Jakob Schubert traveled to the Red Rocks near Las Vegas at the end of January with a clear goal: to inspect Sleepwalker (8c +). To achieve this, he put everything on one card - and lost. In an interview, the climbing world champion talks about stubbornness, struggles and dealing with failure.