Keyword: Trad route
The crack specialist Pete Whittaker succeeds in the Norwegian Jossingfjord the first free ascent of Eigerdosis (8c) in trad style.
Jonas Schild on the gap between sport and trad climbing and the futility of drilling traditional routes.
The Swiss climber and crack specialist Didier Berthod manages the pink point ascent of his long-term project in Squamish, Canada. His new crack line, Crack of Destiny, is likely to rank at the top of the world's most difficult trad lines.
Anna Hazelnutt repeated the trad test piece Prinzip Hoffnung (E9/10, 8b/+) at Bürser Platte last month. It is not the first time that the American with a penchant for bold friction climbs with ascents of hard trad routes has attracted attention.
Siebe Vanhee is currently showing nerves of steel in the Swedish climbing area Bohuslän. On his first day in the area, the Belgian secured only the third repetition of the infamous Savage Horse (9-R/X) line, which was one of the most difficult routes in Scandinavia when it was first climbed in 1999.
James Pearson manages the first ascent of his long-standing Trad project in Annot. Bon Voyage is probably one of the toughest trad routes in the world, and it doesn't need to fear comparisons with Tribe or Lexicon.
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