The fact that Michaela Kiersch is a strong climber has been known since her ascent of the Sharma route Dreamcatcher near Squamish. In Ogden, Utah, she recently underlined that the American is also at the forefront of bouldering. There she climbed her first boulder of this difficulty with Hailstorm (8b +).
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.
In the past forty years, the level of difficulty in sport climbing has developed rapidly, but is now flattening out. Where is the limit? Adam Ondra and Magnus Midtbo talk about this during a meeting.
The American Sean Bailey succeeds in climbing one of the most difficult routes in the world: bibliography in the French climbing area of Céüse.
For a year now, Séb Berthe's Belgian crew has been raising eyebrows in the climbing scene. You make short work of established multi-pitch classics and devalue them. We spoke to Sébastien Berthe and the climbing legend Beat Kammerlander.
Stefano Ghisolfi downgraded the 9c-Route bibliography by Alexander Megos to 9b +. We talked to Megos about it.
Stefano Ghisolfi devalues the route bibliography, originally 9c, which Alexander Megos started for the first time. His suggestion: 9b +.
If the Belgian professional climber Sébastien Berthe has his way, numerous difficult multi-pitch classics in the Alps are massively overrated. He calls for discussion - reactions followed immediately.
During his most recent stay at Margalef, Alexander Megos scored the route Mejorando Imagen (9a) and rated it 9b.
Alex Megos climbs the two boulders Dreamtime and The Story of Two Worlds (8c) and raises questions about climbing ethics.
The Norwegian climber Magnus Midtbo and the Briton Pete Whittaker screwed what is perhaps the heaviest crack in a climbing hall.
Adam Ondra reveals in this video how he goes about evaluating existing as well as new routes. One thing should be anticipated: Adam seems to be a pretty analytical type.