Seb Bouin manages the redpoint ascent of the Iron Curtain route in Flatanger, first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2013. Seb Bouin reports.
Yesterday the lead climbing final took place in Chamonix, where 17 athletes fought for a place on the podium in front of a spectacular backdrop. In the women's event, Olympic gold medalist Janja Garnbret of Slovenia claimed her third straight Lead World Cup gold medal, while in the men's, Czech Olympian Adam Ondra topped the podium, returning with a bang to the international competitive stage.
The American bouldering specialist Paul Robinson succeeds in only the second repetition of the 9a route Legacy, the first 9a in South Africa.
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.
A few days ago, the Belgian Anak Verhoeven managed the redpoint ascent of the Gimmelwald route Jungfraumarathon (9a).
Will Bosi succeeds in the first ascent of Free at Last in Dumbarton. If his suggested rating of 9a+ is confirmed by potential repeaters, the overhanging and technically demanding line would be considered the toughest sport climbing route in Scotland.
If that doesn't bode well for the second Lead World Cup of the season in Villars. During a flying visit to the Gimmelwald climbing area, Alexander Megos quickly scored Renardo Rules (8c, flash), El Molinero (8c+, in the second go), Goldfinger (8c, in the third go) and Schweizer Franken (8b+, in the fourth go).
With Wonderland (9b/9b+), Adam Ondra not only opened the most difficult route of his Wahlheim Arco this spring, but also the most difficult sport climbing route in Italy. Adam Ondra on his greatest achievement of the current year.
From June 30th to July 2nd, the best climbers in the world will compete in the lead and speed disciplines at the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Villars. Here you will find the most important information and live streams for the competition.
After the European Championships in Munich in mid-August, Stefano Ghisolfi wants to devote his full attention to the 9c route Silence. Will he find a simpler solution than Adam Ondra like in Change (9b+)? And does the 9c even face the same fate as Alex Megos' bibliography?
A major fire raged in the Spanish sports climbing Mecca Oliana. How much has the climbing area suffered? We summarize and clarify.
The Japanese Tomoa Narasaki is one of the strongest boulderers in the world. In this video he reveals the best way to hold underhand grips and what to look out for.
Janja Garnbret reported back to the competition in Innsbruck and secured the 33rd gold medal of her World Cup career with her victory. Colin Duffy wrote climbing history: The American was the first athlete to win both the Bouldering and the Lead World Cup at the same event.
The American Connor Herson recently made a name for himself with the trad inspection of Empath (9a). Now comes the next prank: together with his father, he manages to free climb the Salathe Wall on El Capitan.
James Pearson manages the fourth iteration of the trad route Lexicon (E11, 7a) in the Lake District. To add spice to his ascent, he entered the Trad line, which is not only one of the most difficult in England but also in the world, without first checking out in the top rope.