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.
The professional climber Jacopo Larcher succeeds in the first ascent of an old project on Lorünser Wändle. Jacopo names the 9a route with explosives.
Hubble is again rated 9a by Ben Moon. In retrospect, this makes Hubble - and not Action Directe - the first 9a in the world.
A few months ago, Giuliano Cameroni from Ticino successfully climbed a new rope climbing route in Val Bavona: Baba Yaga, rated 9a.
Ondra more than lives up to his reputation for roaring loudly while climbing in this video. Take a look at the ascent of Tierra de Nadie now.
This video shows Nicolas Pelorson during the ascent of Charles Albert's No Kpote Only boulder. Nico rates the boulder down to 8c.
The Wide Boyz have set up a new crack route in their basement. You can find out in this video whether the new test piece deserves 9a.
Adam Ondra managed the first repetition of the route beginning (9a / +). Because Adam found a knee clamp, he suggests 9a as a difficulty.
The German professional climber Alexander Megos succeeds in a flash ascent of the underground route (9a) in the Massone climbing area.
Adam Ondra spent two days on the rock of the northern Italian sport climbing mecca Arco. During the two days he climbed three difficult routes in just two days….
Laura Rogora gets a red point ascent of the 9a-Route Prophétie des Grenouilles in just one day.
The Italian Laura Rogora continues her 9a collection campaign and climbs The Bomb in the Italian climbing area of Collepardo.
Sascha Lehmann got four 9a's within a few days. He made the Jungfrau Marathon, Alpenbitter, Schwarz Mönch (first ascent) and Massala Tea.
Laura Rogora is unstoppable. It announces the inspection of the 9a underground route. It is the third route in the 9a area within two weeks.