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.
Adam Ondra manages the first ascent of one of the most difficult sport climbing routes in Italy: Wonderland (9b/9b+) near Arco.
In mid-March, the Polish dry tooling specialist Jedrzej Jablonski paid a visit to the huge grotto of Büs Del Quai. In less than a week he climbed numerous big tours of the Italian dry tooling spot, including the D15 rated mega-classic Uragano Dorato.
Between February 27th and March 1st, the Italian alpinists Franz Cazzanelli, Emrik Favre and Francesco Ratti managed the first repetition and the first winter ascent of Padre Pio Prega Per Noi + Echelle Ver le Ciel (1.870m, 7b) in the south face of the Matterhorn.
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.
Italy tightened the safety regulations for winter sports enthusiasts at the beginning of 2022. Liability insurance is now mandatory in the ski areas. Likewise, up to 18-year-olds must wear a helmet. The blood alcohol limit on the slopes is also regulated by law. And: Anyone traveling in areas where there is a risk of avalanches must be equipped with an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
Adam Ondra recently visited Stefano Ghisolfi at his home in Arco. In the Italian climbing Mecca, the two not only climbed the Lama route Trofeo dell'Ardriatico, recently climbed by Gabriele Morini, but also tried to decipher new lines together.
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.
Stefano Ghisolfi manages the first ascent of a difficult route in his home area of Erebor near Eremo di San Paolo, Italy. He carefully suggests 9b as the level of difficulty.
Adam Ondra announces the red point ascent of the most difficult route in Italy, Erebor. Adam Ondra gives a rating of 9b, thus classifying the route compared to the first ascent Stefano Ghisolfi.
A few days ago, Yannick Glatthard from the Bernese Oberland managed to climb the legendary Greenspit crack route in the Valle dell'Orco. In an interview with LACRUX, Yannick reveals what the ascent means to him and whether crack climbing gloves change the style of the route.
A few days ago, the American Jonathan Siegrist succeeded in repeating the 9b route Lapsus in the Italian climbing area of Andonno. Depending on the type of inspection, Siegrist suggests a devaluation.
The young Italian Laura Rogora was the first woman ever to climb a route with a level of difficulty of 9b / +. She climbed the Erebos route near Arco, which Stefano Ghisolfi first climbed. This video shows her ascent in full length.
The young Italian Laura Rogora is the first woman to climb a route with a difficulty level of 9b / +. She succeeded with the Erebor line at Eremo di San Paolo, Italy.
Laura Rogora has only been back in her home country a few days and is already reporting her first success on the rock. You manage the first ascent of the Iron Man route. She suggests a level of difficulty of 9a.