LACRUX spoke with Roger Schäli about the first free ascent of the Merci La Vie route on the Geneva Pillar and the creation of the route.
Giani Clement manages the first ascent of the boulder style before talent. Giani rates the long and high boulder with 8c / +.
Adam Ondra offers an insight into the craft of setting up the To tu ještě nebylo route (9a), the most difficult route in Czech sandstone.
Jean-Marie Porcellana and Michel Piola have set up a new multi-pitch route in the climbing area Sanetsch (Valais) with Utopia (8 SL, 7a +). There is information, pictures and topos in this article.
Giuliano Cameroni successfully climbs a heavy boulder in the Magic Wood: Power of Now bouldering area. Giuliano rates the boulder as 8c.
In mid-May, Alexander Rohr successfully climbed two difficult climbing routes in the Gimmelwald sports climbing area. Actiontalk was there with the camera and kept the moment ...
Alexander Rohr is currently in top form. Within a few weeks, he managed numerous routes in the upper eighth and ninth French degrees. The two routes Knockout (8c +) and Inferno (9a / 9a +) are first ascents.
The German climber Jonas Winter started the year successfully. He got several difficult ascents, including two first ascents.
In an interview, Giani Clement talks about the first ascent of the Last Night on Earth boulder and its handling of the corona pandemic.
At the beginning of the year, the American Shawn Raboutou managed the first ascent of a long-term project: Roadkill (8c) in the Val Bavona.
Giuliano Cameroni from Ticino once again manages the first ascent of a new and difficult line in Val Bavona: Manouche (8b).
Jimmy Webb visited the French bouldering area Fontainebleau repeatedly, but was badly hit by bad weather. Thank God there is Ticino.
In March 2019, Jimmy Webb successfully climbed the Boulders Gateway at the famous Block Dreamtime in Cresciano. Jimmy specifies 8b + as the difficulty.
The American Drew Ruana is causing a sensation again. A few days ago he managed a difficult first ascent in Joe's Valley: Pegasus (8c).
Professional athlete Giuliano Cameroni from Ticino manages the first ascent of a difficult climbing route in Val Bavona: Simple Man (8c).