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.
In the summer of 2018 and 2019, top Austrian athlete Alex Luger opened the multi-pitch route Seventh Direction (8c+, 220m) on the Drusenfluh east face. On August 6, he managed the first free ascent of the heavily overhanging line. We spoke to the man from Vorarlberg about his mega-project, in which he invested five years of his life and which culminated with the red point ascent.
The Slovenian climber Jernej Kruder repeats the heavily overhanging Huber route Bellavista (8b+, 500m) on the western pinnacle. Before that he climbed the alpine classic Weg durch den Fisch (7b+, 37 SL) on the south face of the Marmolada and the Via Italia (8a, 280m) on Piz Ciavazes.
Last week, Katherine Choong managed to climb the difficult multi-pitch route La Ramirole (150, 8b) in the Verdon Gorge. In an interview, the strong Jurassic woman talks about her preparation, her struggle on the route and her feelings at the deflector.
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.
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 popular Oberbuchsiterplatte at the southern foot of the Jura can be tackled again. The danger of falling rocks is averted.
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 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?
The two Belgians Siebe Vanhee and Sébastien Berthe announce the first red point ascent of the route Histoire sans Fin (8b +, 200m) at the Petit Clocher du Portalet.
The Belgian Sébastien Berthe secures the first repetition of the multi-pitch route Arco Iris (8c +, 200m) near Montserrat, Spain.
Samuel Ometz from western Switzerland manages to freely climb a multi-pitch route that he set up near Fionnay. The Sauve qui pleut route is one of the most difficult MSL routes in Switzerland.
If the Belgian professional climber Sébastien Berthe has his way, numerous difficult multi-pitch classics in the Alps are massively overrated. He calls for discussion - reactions followed immediately.
Siebe Vanhee and Sébastien Berthe climbed the difficult multi-pitch route Fly (14c, 2021m) in the Lauterbrunnen valley rotpunkt on Monday, June 8, 550.