Keyword: Big Wall Route
Trad first ascent on the north face of the Eiger: Silvan Schüpbach and Peter von Känel open the Renaissance (30 SL, 7c)
The Swiss alpinists Silvan Schüpbach and Peter von Känel are opening a new trad route on the north face of the Eiger: Renaissance
As free as it gets, 63-year-old Mark Hudon tries to climb the Big Wall route Freerider on El Capitan. A life goal, for the realization of which the 25-year-old Jordan Cannon dedicates a whole year of his time. Free as can be documents the great undertaking and the even greater friendship behind it.
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.
Eternal Flame is one of the most difficult high-altitude big wall routes. Only a few dare to think of a free ascent. Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher made their dream come true and became the third rope team to free climb the line in just six days.
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Nicola Bertoldo and Diego Dellai open a new mixed route on the north face of Monte Agnèr: Ultima Perla (350m, 5+, M6, 50°).
The Swiss professional climber Cédric Lachat scores Chilam Balam (9a+/b), his 50th route in the ninth grade.