The summer season is drawing to a close. Climbing finches, ropes and carabiners wander into the cellar during the days. So that there are no nasty surprises next year, we'll show you how to properly clean and store your equipment - with practical tips from professionals Katherine Choong and Roger Schäli.
After a rainy summer with extremely poor climbing conditions, the hope for a good autumn season is greater than ever. At least September got off to a promising start, the only thing missing is the right tour. We present four beautiful multi-pitch routes in the Plaisir area.
When you think of the mountain sports outfitter Petzl, you think of high walls, overhanging bouldering blocks and spectacular mountaineering tours. But the story of Petzl began underground - in caveology. What makes Petzl what it is today?
For a year now, Séb Berthe's Belgian crew has been raising eyebrows in the climbing scene. You make short work of established multi-pitch classics and devalue them. We spoke to Sébastien Berthe and the climbing legend Beat Kammerlander.
The best climbing time is approaching: the grip is good, the temperatures are not too hot and the colorful forests shine in the shallow sunlight. Far below us the sea of fog opens up - our tips for unforgettable climbing days in autumn.
The jury rider repeats the route, which Matthias Trottmann started for the first time in 2005, for 6.4 seconds (170 m, 8b / +) on the Fürenwand. In emotional terms, she records why this is the greatest climbing achievement of her career to date.
The popular Oberbuchsiterplatte at the southern foot of the Jura can be tackled again. The danger of falling rocks is averted.
The Belgian repeats the line that Dave McLeod first started in 2014 on the north face of the Cima Ovest di Lavaredo. He connected the three hardest pitches and climbed 50 meters at a time through the large roof. He devalued the grade after his inspection.
Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher climbed the Eiger route “Odyssey” in one day last summer. They actually wanted to be the first to do it - but then two Belgians thwarted their plans. The film shows sensitively and closely what makes the Eiger North Face - very worth seeing!
The climbing elite seem to have rediscovered the desire to travel. Success reports no longer only reach us from the home regions of the professionals, but again from all corners of Europe. That has been going on for the past seven days.
In an interview with LACRUX, Matilda Söderlund reveals how she became aware of the Parzival route, how she prepared for the tour and what the greatest challenges were for her.
Vertical Life publishes a new comprehensive multi-pitch climbing guide for the Dolomites. 138 alpine sport climbing routes in the famous Dolomite valleys are described in detail in the book.
Matilda Söderlund scores points on the multi-pitch route Parzival (8b, 150m). We spoke to the strong Swede.
The 16-year-old climber Lukas Sager succeeds in the red point ascent of one of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in Switzerland: Yeah Man (8b +, 300m) in the Gastlosen.
The Belgian solves the last problem at the Petit Clocher du Portalet for the time being. He succeeds in La promesse de l'aube (200m, 8c) after having climbed “L 'histoire sans fin” (8b +) for the first time last week. But why did Didier Berthod approve these projects?