What happens when a competitive climber starts an offwidth route? Tom Randall and Mary Eden asked themselves this question and accompanied Sierra Blair-Coyle to the rock. The following video was created.
The two Brits manage to climb the steepest and probably longest crack route in the world: The Great Rift (7b + to 8a +, 60-70 pitches). The special thing about it: It is an artificial crack structure of a motorway bridge.
In October of the current year Jacopo Larcher spent two weeks in the Valle dell'Orco and made two difficult first trad climbs. The lines are ...
A few days ago, Yannick Glatthard from the Bernese Oberland managed to climb the legendary Greenspit crack route in the Valle dell'Orco. In an interview with LACRUX, Yannick reveals what the ascent means to him and whether crack climbing gloves change the style of the route.
Sean Villanueva and Jon Griffin climb El Chaltenense, arguably the longest and most sustained off-width route in the world.
The 32-year-old Austrian Barbara Zangerl climbed the Green Spit crack route in the Valle Dell'Orco last week.
Pumprisse, Czech platter and locker from the stool. THE three alpine crack climbing classics in Tyrolean lime are the dream of many climbers. Martin Sieberer and Hannes Hohenwarter did the three tours by fair means.
The Wide Boyz have set up a new crack route in their basement. You can find out in this video whether the new test piece deserves 9a.
The British Pete Whittaker succeeds in the third ascent of one of the world's toughest rift routes: Recovery Drink in Jossingford, Norway.
In November of last year, Carlo Traversi scored the first iteration of Meltdown (5.14c / 8c +). The route is one of the heaviest rift routes in the world, waiting for 10 years to repeat.
A few days ago, 16-year-old Nicolo Balducci from Domodossola climbed one of the most difficult trad routes in the world: Gondo Crack (8c) in the Cippo sector near Gondo. In front…