Yannick Flohé has made a brilliant start to the new climbing year: in Ticino's Bouldering Mecca Chironico, he climbed two tough test pieces in one day on January 24th: Ephyra (8C+) and From Dirt Grows the Flowers (8C).
Czech climber Adam Ondra was recently in the UK to climb and film with the Wide Boyz, Will Bosi and Magnus Midtbo. He managed a flash ascent of the Jerry Moffatt classic The Ace in Stanage Plantation. An 8B flash in the gritstone - that's never happened before Ondra.
All the bolts on the Badener Wand in the Battert climbing area are gone. History becomes the case of the judiciary. What's wrong? What's next?
Olympic gold medalist Alberto Gines Lopez almost repeated the Ticino classic Off the Wagon (8B+) in just one session. The 20-year-old Spaniard made the key move five times in a row. In the end, a soaking wet exit forced him to make a second visit to Val Bavona.
After his recent success in Alphane (9A), Aidan Roberts tackles the next ultimate 9A boulder: Burden of Dreams. In order to be able to try the five moves at home as often as he likes, he scanned Nalle Hukkataival's test piece and had replicas of the grips produced.
Théo Blass is the youngest climber who has climbed the 9a red point difficulty level so far. Magnus Midtbo wanted to experience first-hand how strong the young Frenchman is and met the 13-year-old bouldering in his home country. A duel in which the Norwegian Youtuber had to dress warmly.
Shawn Raboutou and Aidan Roberts are currently among the strongest boulderers in the world. But even with these calibers things are not always easy, as a three-hour session in the Vecchio Low project shows.
A little audiovisual flashback to start the year: Daniel Woods in Valais. In 2022, the American climbing professional spent a month traveling through western Switzerland and climbed many a classic, including Foundation's Edge (8C), Scarred for Life (8B+) and Compass North (8B+, Flash).
Patrick Matros and Dicki Korb train well-known top athletes such as Alexander Megos and are known far beyond national borders with their training bible "Gimme Kraft". Volker Schöffl has made an international name for himself as a climbing doctor. From now on, the trio will present climbing-specific compensation training according to ACT on Lacrux. This article explains what their Adjunct Compensatory Training is all about.
Drew Ruana crowns an extremely successful year with the first ascent of Bookkeeping (8C+) in Colorado. The strong American climbed numerous difficult boulders in 2022, including Distortion (8C +, FA) in Lincoln Cave, The Player (8C, FA) and Ice Knife sit (8C +).
The strong Belgian Simon Lorenzi secures an inspection of Alphane. This makes the 25-year-old the third climber this year to repeat Shawn Raboutou's line in Chironico since the first ascent in April.
We tested what is perhaps the stickiest climbing shoe for you, the Souped Up by Unparallel, in the climbing hall and on the rock. You can find out how the shoe fared in the following video. AND: You can win a model - tailor-made for you, even before the official market launch!
Burden of Dreams is the first 9A boulder in the world and has not been repeated since Nalle Hukkataival first climbed it in 2016. Shawn Raboutou recently attempted the tough problem in Lappnor, Finland.
A spray wall is as simple as it is effective as a training tool. One of the people who is very familiar with this type of training wall is the Czech climbing professional Adam Ondra. He has completed a large part of his previous training on spray walls. In the video he explains what is important when screwing.
As early as the middle of this year, there were rumors of two 9A boulders that Shawn Raboutou is said to have first climbed in spring 2022. One of them is Alphane in Ticino, the second Megatron in Eldorado Canyon near Colorado. Now the video for the second 9A first ascent by Shawn Raboutou is online.