In July, Seb Bouin climbed the ultimate endurance test piece with Nordic Marathon (130m, 9b/+) in Flatanger. The monster route stretches 130 meters through the gigantic roof and connects Nordic Plumber (8c) with the second pitch of Thor's Hammer (9a/+) and the direct headwall of Hanhelleren Cave. Now there is the video for the impressive first ascent.
Budding mountain guide Juho Knuutila is known for his daring ascents in the demanding ice and mixed terrain of the far north. In December he climbed Rånkeipen with Alexander Nordvall Arctic Circus (M6, WI6). A few days ago he returned to the wall near Narvik early in the morning to climb yet another wild mixed line before work - single-handedly.
In 2013 Adam Ondra set up a line at Hanhelleren Cave in Flatanger that seemed too intimidating to even climb: Project Big. Nine years after his first attempts, Adam Ondra is targeting the route again, this time together with Jakob Schubert.
This video shows Jakob Schubert planning the Project Big route in Flatanger, one of the most difficult climbing routes in the world.
Emil Abrahamsson has created an exciting comparison video showing Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi on the world's most difficult route. The Swedish climber has divided the 9c route Silence into individual sections and compares the beta of the two climbing greats Ondra and Ghisolfi.
Stefano Ghisolfi has been tirelessly projecting Silence, the world's first 9c route, for the past few weeks. In order not to return home from Flatanger completely empty-handed, the strong Italian finally picked out a small side project: Move Hard (9b).
In his latest video, top Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi answers user questions about the world's first 9c route, Silence. The spectrum ranges from comparisons to other difficult routes such as Excalibur, the right choice of shoes, to the topic of devaluation.
Stefano Ghisolfi he found a new solution for the first crux of Silence (9c). What does this mean for the entire route?
How do Ghisolfi and Ondra keep fit when they project a 9c route for a longer period of time? This video provides insight.
The Italian Stefano Ghisolfi reports on the progress in the 9c route Silence in a new video. Starting after the first crux, he was able to climb to the deflector.
About a week ago, Stefano Ghisolfi arrived at the Flatanger climbing area. Now Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert are joining them. Which routes are the three planning to take?
This video shows Stefano Ghisolfi trying out the most difficult sections of Route Silence (9c) in Flatanger.
The Swiss professional climber Alex Rohr manages the free ascent of the first pitch of the Flatanger Route Change (9a+/b). This personal report provides insight into the process of the inspection.
The French climber Seb Bouin crowns his successful Flatanger trip with the third ascent of Adam Ondra's Change (9b +) in the Hanhelleren Cave.
In Flatanger, Norway, Seb Bouin is currently pulling one difficult route after another. First he secured the first repetition of Adam Ondra's Iron Curtain (9b), later he scored the second pitch of Thor's Hammer (9a+) in just nine attempts. Now he wants to climb through the entire Flatanger Cave at its most overhanging point. A new 9c?