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 +.
A few hours ago, the Italian Stefano Ghisolfi succeeded in repeating the 9c route bibliography in the French climbing area of Céüse.
The Frenchman Sébastien Bouin is currently concentrating on the biggest climbing project of his career: He wants to freely climb the sport climbing route "Project DNA". How difficult is the route? Can it be climbed? An overview.
The IFSC Lead World Cup will take place in Chamonix, France, from July 12th to 13th, 2021. The competition program and the live broadcast can be found here.
The latest issue of the news program BETA is devoted to the topic of ring ligament rupture and how to prevent it, deals with two potential 9c candidates and takes a critical look at Daniel Woods' video of the 9a boulder ascent.
The video "World's Hardest Flash" shows Adam Ondra doing two flash attempts and the successful flash ascent of the Super Crackinette route near Saint-Léger du Ventoux.
A few days ago Stefano Ghisolfi went to the French sport climbing mecca of Céüse. His goal: to try the 9c route bibliography.
Céüse will not be blocked! The project of the European Space Agency ESA described in the broadcast of April 1st is fictitious.
The European Space Agency ESA is planning a new research site in Europe, in the middle of France - on the Céüse plateau. Climbing could be over by 2030. What is behind it and what can we do about the project?
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.
Last Saturday, Katherine Choong managed to climb the La Ligne Claire (8c +) route in the French climbing area of St-Léger.
Seb Bouin has repeated the Akira route 25 years after the first ascent. The full-length video of the ascent is available here.