Sasha DiGiulian, Matilda Söderlund and Brette Harrington manage the first women's ascent of the difficult big wall route Rayu (610m, 8c) in the Picos de Europa in Spain. Opened in 2020 by the Pou brothers and Kico Cerdá, Rayu climbs the steadily increasing south face of Peña Santa de Castilla.
The climbing harness is the link between the body and the rope. In addition to being part of the elementary safety equipment, it must also meet ergonomic and functional requirements. These vary depending on the vertical discipline. Therefore, we take a close look at the many facets of harnesses and show which model is suitable for your next climbing adventure.
In October 2020, while trying to climb the route Crank it (5.13+ R/X) Trad, Molly Mitchell fell from a height of XNUMX meters and fractured two vertebrae in her lower back. Less than two years later, she returns to the scene and confronts her demons.
Appointment with Death (E9, 6c) is one of the boldest routes in English gritstone. Filip Babicz recently secured the fifth repetition of the line. Unlike the other climbers before him, he brought neither a crash pad nor a climbing partner.
In 2021, Babsi Zangerl climbed the mentally demanding trad route Le Voyage (E10, 7a). In the video, she takes the viewers into the sandstone wall, which has just enough structure to climb on and lay the most necessary safety devices.
The trio Silvan Schüpbach, Matteo Della Bordella and Symon Welfringer manages the second ascent of the Siren Tower on the new Forum line (840m, 7c).
Didier Berthod was a leading figure in climbing, then retired to the monastery. Olivier Christe gives an insight into the life of Berthod.
The mountain sports equipment supplier Black Diamond is expanding its range of mobile safety devices with Camalots of sizes 7 and 8.
We take a look at the Bernese Silvan Schüpbach, who represents and promotes rock climbing in Switzerland like no other.
Tom Randall talks about the Route Black Mamba injury and reveals how he motivates himself over and over again.
The climbing guide C (H) lean from SAC presents climbing gardens and multi-pitch routes, which are suitable for hedging with wedges and friends.
The Valais mountain guide Fabian Borter manages the first repeat of the Hanuman Trad route in Brigerbad, which is rated 8b +.
A few days ago, Connor Herson climbed the famous big wall tour The Nose on El Capitan at the age of 15. It's not just about ...
A few days ago, 16-year-old Nicolo Balducci from Domodossola climbed one of the most difficult trad routes in the world: Gondo Crack (8c) in the Cippo sector near Gondo. In front…
A few days ago, Carlo Traversi succeeded in repeating the Trad crack route Meltdown (5.14c / 8c +) in Yosemite Valley for the first time. Like many international athletes, the American cavort ...