Adam Ondra can often be found in Arco lately, projecting difficult lines with Stefano Ghisolfi. On Wednesday he managed the first ascent of his line Bomba (9b). The First Ascent is a foretaste of what could follow when top climbers like Stefano Ghisolfi, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert push each other.
A few months ago, Giuliano Cameroni from Ticino successfully climbed a new rope climbing route in Val Bavona: Baba Yaga, rated 9a.
As part of the Close The Loop rope collection campaign, 748kg of rope material has already been collected. New products are made from this.
Finger strength is a key factor in climbing success. When climbing on a rope, there is a combination of maximum and endurance exertion. You can improve your performance on the rock with the following exercises on the fingerboard.
The mountain sports equipment supplier Petzl calls for the inspection of semi-static ropes from its product range. Customers are asked to check their ropes.
The Swift Protect Pro Dry climbing rope from Edelrid has a very high cut resistance thanks to aramid fibers in the rope sheath and is still dynamic.
In this video, Chris Sharma explains how the Grigri dynamically backs up and in which situation static backup is the better choice.
German climbing professional Alexander Megos announces the first ascent of Route A Life in orange (8c +) in the Superbowl sector at Waterfall Boven, east of Johannesburg. Alex…