Jacopo Larcher secures the third ascent of the iconic Trad crack line Meltdown (8c +) in Cascade Creek in California's Yosemite Valley. After Beth Rodden's first ascent in 2008, it was a full decade before Carlo Traversi was the first to repeat the trad test piece.
The north of Italy offers a wealth of climbing areas. We present the climbing guide Ossola Rock with areas like Cadarese or Croveo.
After falling at The Crux years ago and narrowly avoiding a fall, Hazel Findlay faces her fears and returns to the infamous Impact Day (E8, 6c) trad route in the Lake District.
Sasha DiGiulian, Matilda Söderlund and Brette Harrington manage the first women's ascent of the difficult big wall route Rayu (610m, 8c) in the Picos de Europa in Spain. Opened in 2020 by the Pou brothers and Kico Cerdá, Rayu climbs the steadily increasing south face of Peña Santa de Castilla.
The route Le Voyage in southern France is one of the most demanding trad routes in the world. This video shows the ascent of the two professional climbers Jacopo Larcher and Siebe Vanhee.
James Pearson manages the fourth iteration of the trad route Lexicon (E11, 7a) in the Lake District. To add spice to his ascent, he entered the Trad line, which is not only one of the most difficult in England but also in the world, without first checking out in the top rope.
Empath (9a+) is a crazy granite tufa route in Kirkwood, California. In June 2021, Connor Herson secured the seventh ascent of Carlo Traversi's line. Recently the youngster has returned and has been climbing the line trad style. Does this make Empath the hardest trad route in the world?
In October 2020, while trying to climb the route Crank it (5.13+ R/X) Trad, Molly Mitchell fell from a height of XNUMX meters and fractured two vertebrae in her lower back. Less than two years later, she returns to the scene and confronts her demons.
Scotsman Dave MacLeod, known for his daring climbs, grabs the third iteration of the Trad line Lexicon. The route in the Lake District is rated E11, making it one of the most difficult trad routes in England.
On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, Jacopo Larcher succeeded in repeating the Trad route Into the Sun in the Murg Valley for the first time. The route was first walked by Bernd Zangerl four years ago.
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 ...
The Trad multi-pitch route TRADÜNDITION in the west face of the Dündenhorn was first climbed in 2020/2021 by Peter Von Känel and Silvan Schüpbach and on October 15, 2021 by Schüpbach ...
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.
In October 2020, Babsi Zangerl was the first woman to climb one of the toughest trad routes in Europe, Greenspit in the Valle dell'Orco. Black Diamond is now publishing a video about the story behind the visit.
The North Face presents "New Life", a feature film that accompanies climbers Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson on their journey to parenthood and shows the ups and downs of their outdoor adventures as they raise their first child, Arthur.