Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl opened the new mixed climbing route “Mission To Mars” at Helmcken Falls in British Columbia on February 9th and graded the route with “WI13”. It would be the hardest ice climbing in the world. The enormously overhanging c…Read more
As the American climber Brittany Goris reports on her Instagram account, she mangaged the first female ascent of the infamous finger crack ‘Stingray’ (X/ 5.13d) at the Iguana Dome in Joshua Tree in the USA. It took over 50 attempts to successfully re…Read more
Italians Alessandro Baù and Giovanni Zaccaria have established a new line on Cerro Piergiorgio east face. Acting on a tip-off from Rolando Garibotti, they followed a thin line of ice circa 200m high (WI5 – M5), described as being Read more
Kazuma Ise has done his first 8C, ‘Byaku-dou’ 8C (The Road to the Heaven) in Hourai (Japan), was opened by Dai Koyamada in 2003. Impressively, Kazuma just needed four sessions. Motochika Nagao was the first repeat, and then the 13 years old Mishka Is…Read more
Coudert Camille sends the 21st ascent of “The Big Island” 8C to Fontainebleau in just 6 sessions. Vincent Ponchon’s boulder from 2010 is one of the most repeated bouldering in grade 8C and is often the first 8C boulder to be climbed. Coudert has big …Read more
The Swiss Giuliano Cameroni is sometimes out on the rope. The result was an absolutely impressive line “Simple man” (8c) along a sharp edge in the Swiss climbing area Val Bavona. The line had bolted by his friend Fabrizio.
“Val Bavona is one o…Read more