Keyword: first ascent

Happiness: The story of a Tyrolean first ascent legend

In his search for the perfect line, Markus Haid has developed over 300 routes, mostly 8a and harder. Does his search end with happiness?

Adam Ondra climbs the second most difficult route of his life: Zvěřinec (9b +)

Yesterday Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Zvěřinec (9b +) in the Moravian Karst climbing area in the Czech Republic. According to his own statements, it is the most difficult route of his life after Silence (9c) - and that means something.

Alex Rohr manages the first ascent of Oblivion (9a) in Gimmelwald

The Swiss professional climber Alex Rohr connects the routes Alpenbitter (8c+/9a) and Renardo Rules (8c/8c+) to Oblivion in the Swiss climbing Mecca Gimmelwald. He rates his new tour with a hard boulder crux as 9a.

First 9A boulder in Switzerland: Shawn Raboutou climbs Alphane | Video

An open secret for a long time, officially and as a video can be marveled at today: Shawn Raboutou's first ascent of Boulder Alphane (9A). The strong American not only opened the first 9A boulder in Switzerland with the extremely strong and equally technical line, but only the third worldwide.

Video: Kim Marschner climbs Forgotten Gem (8c, FA) in Chironico

The strong German Kim Marschner managed the first ascent of Forgotten Gem (8c) in February. Now there's the video for it. The line is the famous diamond project by Bernd Zangerl and Thomas Steinbrugger in Chironico.

Silvan Schüpbach and Friends are opening two new mixed routes in the Bernese Oberland

The Swiss climber and mountaineer Silvan Schüpbach, known for his preference for trad tours and expeditions by fair means, has struck home. Together with Janluca Kostner, respectively with Michel Kipf and Tizian Tobler, he made the first ascents of two new mixed routes in the Bernese Oberland.

Adam Ondra gets the first ascent of his route Bomba (9b) in Arco

Adam Ondra can often be found in Arco lately, projecting difficult lines with Stefano Ghisolfi. On Wednesday he managed the first ascent of his line Bomba (9b). The First Ascent is a foretaste of what could follow when top climbers like Stefano Ghisolfi, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert push each other.

Stefano Ghisolfi gets the first ascent of the Route l'Arenauta (9b)

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.

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