Seb Bouin manages the redpoint ascent of the Iron Curtain route in Flatanger, first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2013. Seb Bouin reports.
Jonathan Siegrist is in the best shape of his life. In the past year alone he has climbed 9a and harder ten times. At the end of May he managed another coup on the 5G wall not far from Las Vegas: the first ascent of Event Horizon (9b).
Adam Ondra can often be found in Arco lately, projecting difficult lines with Stefano Ghisolfi. On Wednesday he managed the first ascent of his line Bomba (9b). The First Ascent is a foretaste of what could follow when top climbers like Stefano Ghisolfi, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert push each other.
On February 8th, Stefano Ghisolfi made the first ascent of one of the most difficult routes in Italy: L'arenauta (9b). This video shows the ascent of the heavily overhanging and spectacular route.
The Frenchwoman Julia Chanourdie has risen to the illustrious group of 4b conquerors with the inspection of Eagle-9 in Saint Léger. Only two women had cracked this level before her. But now comes compatriot Pierre Le Cerf and proposes a devaluation to 4a+ after climbing to Eagle-9.
In the Sperlonga climbing area between Rome and Naples, Stefano Ghisolfi was the first to climb the l'Arenauta route, drilled by Giuliano Tarquini 20 years ago. He suggests grade 9b as an evaluation.
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.
Fred Rouhling's Akira historic route was repeated by Seb Bouin and Lucien Martinez. Do they confirm the controversial Gra 9b?
Julia Chanourdie climbs a 4b route with Eagle-9 in St. Léger as the first French woman and only the third woman worldwide.
The American professional climber Dave Graham succeeds in the red point ascent of the 9b route Ali Hulk Extension Total Sit Start in Rodellar.
On July 25, 2020, Italian Laura Rogora wrote climbing history: a woman of this age has never climbed a route with difficulty level 9b. And only one woman managed to do that before.
The German professional climber Alexander Megos succeeds in climbing the fourth 9b + in the world: Perfecto Mundo in the Spanish sport climbing area of Margalef. The 26-meter long route on the heavily ...
The American Daniel Woods has been in Spain for a little over 10 days. He has already achieved one of his goals on the trip: He succeeds in ...
Adam Ondra's success stories reach us faster than we can publish articles. Yesterday the over-climber succeeded again with the Route Eagle (9b) in St. Leger ...
Stefano Ghisolfi's patience and perseverance in planning La capella in Siurana have paid off. The Italian succeeds in repeating the route for the first time and ...