The Swiss ice climbers made a strong showing at the UIAA World Cup and the European Championships taking place at the same time in Champagny-en-Vanoise: Vivien Labarile won two gold medals in the speed discipline, Petra Klingler won gold and silver and Benjamin Bosshard secured a silver medal. and a bronze medal.
The Swiss mountain guide and climber Jonas Schild starts the new year by repeating the difficult trad route Le Voyage (E10, 7a). His personal journey did not go as planned. But as the saying goes: the unexpected often happens.
Austrian climber Eva Hammelmüller has had a perfect start to the new year. In St. Léger she manages the 8c+ route La ligne claire. A strong start and another step towards their goal of breaking grade 9a.
After Adam Ondra and Alex Megos, the Swiss climber Alex Rohr secures the third ascent of the 9a + route La Castagne in St. Léger, France. The rock ledge below Mont Ventoux is known for its variety of difficult climbing routes.
The Swiss mountain guide and climber Yannick Glatthard repeats this in the French Annot Le Voyage (E10, 7a). The line, first climbed by James Pearson in 2017, is considered one of the most difficult pure trad routes in France.
Katherine Choong scores in the French Le Précipice de Corbière E-Space Challenge (8c +). The heavily overhanging line was drilled by Nicolas Glée and first climbed in 2018 by the German competition climber Sebastian Halenke.
The French Solène Amoros and the Swiss Katherine Choong manage the red point ascent of the difficult multi-pitch tour Alibaba (240m, 8a +) in Aiglun, France. Both athletes lead climbed all eight pitches in the correct order. They spent a total of three and a half days on the wall.
Angie Scarth-Johnson manages to free climb the 9a route pornography in Céüse. It is the third 9a route for the 18-year-olds.
The route Le Voyage in southern France is one of the most demanding trad routes in the world. This video shows the ascent of the two professional climbers Jacopo Larcher and Siebe Vanhee.
On Friday 22nd July and Saturday 23rd July 2022 the IFSC Lead World Cup will take place in Briançon, France. Here you can find the program and the live streams of the competitions.
The IFSC Lead World Cup will take place in Chamonix, France, from July 8th to 10th, 2022. The competition program and the live broadcast can be found here.
In the nineteenth edition of BETA, we talk to Sébastien Bouin about the world's second 9c sport climbing route. The Frenchman made the first ascent of DNA in the Verdon Gorge on April 29, 2022. Assessing the route was not easy for Bouin, as he reveals in an interview.
The American Sean Bailey succeeds in climbing one of the most difficult routes in the world: bibliography in the French climbing area of Céüse.
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 +.