Daniel Woods manages the first ascent of the Boulder Return of the Sleepwalker in the Red Rocks. He suggests 9a as a rating.
The 21-year-old Scotsman William Bosi succeeds in the first ascent of the sport climbing route King Capella (9b +) in Siurana, Spain. If the level of difficulty is confirmed, King Capella belongs ...
During a short stay at the foot of Mount Ventoux, Alexander Megos scored numerous routes and opened a new 9a + line: Et pour quelques dégaines de plus.
Adam Ondra manages the first ascent of the El Potro route in Margalef, which he rates 9a. AND: He suspects a 9c line in the same sector.
The professional climber Giuliano Cameroni succeeds once again in the first ascent of a difficult line in his home country. He cracks a long-term project in Cresciano and gives the line the name Crystal Ship, rated 8c.
Iker Pou manages the first ascent of a heavily overhanging and long roof route on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The route called Gran Guggenheim is rated 9a + by Iker.
The 24-year-old Frenchman Simon Lorenzi managed the first ascent of the sit-down version of The Big Island in Fontainebleau. Now Simon decides on an evaluation and gives the extended version a new name: Soudain Seul (9a).
Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel have set up the impressive multi-pitch route Space Force with difficulties up to 8a + in Val Bavona (Ticino). A 40 degree steep crack roof is the heart of the route. According to Chris and Alex, this is a dream pitch, 8a, most of which can be secured with cams. We asked Alex and Chris to tell us more about the first ascent and the story behind it.
In this video Stefano Ghisolfi tells the story behind the first ascent of the route Erebor (9b / +), the most difficult route in Italy.
The 20-year-old Nicolai Uznik succeeds in the first ascent of the Boulder Witchcraft near Villach. He suggests 8c as an assessment.
The Austrian Angy Eiter climbs a route with the level of difficulty 9b for the second time with Madame Ching.
Bernd Zangerl manages the first ascent of the 10-meter-high Boulder Grenzlos (approx. 8a +) in the Valle Dell'Orco.
A few days ago, the Swiss climber managed the first ascent of The Back of Beyond (9a) route in Soyhières.
The professional climber Jacopo Larcher succeeds in the first ascent of an old project on Lorünser Wändle. Jacopo names the 9a route with explosives.
Actiontalk TV spoke to the professional alpinist about the climbing style and the uncertainty of first ascents.