French pro climber Seb Bouin solves an old 2010, the direct variation of Chris Sharma's Jumbo Love, at Clark Mountain. His first ascent, called Suprême Jumbo Love, adds another 20 meters of hard climbing to Jumbo Love. The result: America's hardest climbing route with a 9b+ rating.
In August, Jonathan Siegrist managed the red point ascent of the Kinder Cakes (9a +) route in Rifle. This video not only shows his solid ascent, but a crazy double hook.
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.
Michi Wohlleben climbed one of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in Switzerland: Bodhicitta on the Dreifaltigkeit in the Alpstein.
We spoke to Edu Marin about the Eternal Flame route as well as the special constellation on site.
The Swiss professional climber Alex Rohr manages the free ascent of the first pitch of the Flatanger Route Change (9a+/b). This personal report provides insight into the process of the inspection.
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.
Edu Marin free climbs Eternal Flame at Nameless Tower. It is only the second free ascent of the legendary Big Wall Tour.
The Italian Gabriele Moroni manages the first ascent of the sport climbing route Trofeo Dell'Adriatico (9a +), set up by David Lama around ten years ago.
A few days ago Jakob Schubert surprised with his incredible double success in Siurana. He scored King Capella (9b / 9b +) and La Capella (9a + / 9b) in one day. Now he announces again the ascent of two extremely difficult routes on one climbing day. He climbs Jungle Speed (8c + / 9a) flash and Furia de Jabali (9a + / 9b) red point.
WoGü is a legendary multi-pitch tour in the Rätikon and, with difficulties up to 8c, is one of the most difficult in the Alpine region. Cédric Lachat managed the red point ascent of the tour in 2020 - now the film about the ascent is online.
Stefan Scherz climbs the 9a + route Papichulo in Oliana, Spain. This was only two months after a metatarsal fracture.
David Firnenburg manages to climb a difficult line again: He climbs Finite Infinity (9a) in the Lehn sport climbing area.
Adam Ondra announces the red point ascent of the most difficult route in Italy, Erebor. Adam Ondra gives a rating of 9b, thus classifying the route compared to the first ascent Stefano Ghisolfi.
The Scot Will Bosi is unstoppable. It was only just under a week ago that he succeeded in the first ascent of the 23-year-old Mutation (9a +) project in the Raven Tor climbing area. Now he announces another first ascent with the same level of difficulty: Brandenburg Gate. The video of the inspection can be found below in the article.