Keyword: crack climbing
Adam Ondra, currently the strongest climber in the world, tries his hand at the most difficult crack problems in the Wide Boyz Cellar.
The Swiss climber and crack specialist Didier Berthod manages the pink point ascent of his long-term project in Squamish, Canada. His new crack line, Crack of Destiny, is likely to rank at the top of the world's most difficult trad lines.
Last winter in Patagonia, a strong rope team attracted attention: crack specialist Pete Whittaker and Patagonia veteran Sean Villanueva. During their time together, the duo managed, among other things, to wring a first free ascent from two hard crack lines.
Siebe Vanhee is currently showing nerves of steel in the Swedish climbing area Bohuslän. On his first day in the area, the Belgian secured only the third repetition of the infamous Savage Horse (9-R/X) line, which was one of the most difficult routes in Scandinavia when it was first climbed in 1999.
It's almost like being knighted to be invited into the Wide Boyz's crack torture chamber. Stefano Ghisolfi made a pretty good trap during his visit to the legendary cellar. But was it enough to claim the title of strongest crack climber?
The ominous basement of wide boyz Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall is the ultimate rift torture chamber. Anyone who is invited to lend a hand can be self-reliant. And if you also make a good trap, you are almost in crack Olympus. Stefano Ghisolfi recently paid his respects and amazed the Wide Boyz.
Crack specialist Pete Whittaker and pro parcour athlete Toby Segar take the fusion of climbing and parcour to a new level. In their latest video, they experiment with jumping hand jams, resulting in the world's first Cat Leap to Hand Jam.
Crack specialist Peter Whittaker manages the flash ascent of the classic La Fuerza de la Gravedad (8b) by Carlos Logroño Viscasillas in Spain. Even if the wide boy "only" rates the line as 8b thanks to the new beta, it's still one of the toughest flash ascents of a trad route.
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Jakob Schubert makes the first free ascent of one of the most difficult sport climbing routes in the world: Project Big in Flatanger, Norway.
The last Lead & Speed World Cup of the season will take place in Wujiang from September 22nd to 24th. Here you can find all the information and the live stream.
From small and large walls: The route setter Erik Heldmann has climbed all 82 four-thousanders in the Alps.
In collaboration with Edition Filidor, we are giving away 3 copies each of the popular climbing guides Extrem West and Plaisir West.