The blind 34-year-old climber Jesse Dufton was now able to climb two E2 5c (VII) routes onsight or, as Jesse calls it, “N0nsight”. Both routes ‘Forked Lightning Crack’ (E2 5c / VII) and ‘Auricle’ (E2 5c/ VII) are Trad-Routes.
“I got another E2…Read more
The Canadian Emelie Pellerin manages the trade route “La Zébrée” 5.14a in val-David in the state province of Quebec. The route was first artificially ascended by Alain Haunault in 1972 (A2). 18 years later himself François Roy has the first free asce…Read more
Brent Barghahn has now seen the first repetition of “Ring That Bell (5.13R)” in Bells Canyon, Utah. The route was first started by Brad Heller in 2010 and has not been repeated ever since.
Brent Barghahn has already climbed “The Nose” on El Captia…Read more
Arnaud Petit climbs “Black Bean” 8b a 65-meter route (8b) in the French climbing crag Ceüse. Ok, not that big of a feat, but he climbs the route in the trad-style “meaning he clipped no bolts. An exciting video by Bertrand Delapierre.
Absolutely worth seeing video. In the same video the two climbing legends Don Whillans and the route “Dovedale Groove” E1 5b climb at Dove Crag near Dovedale in the Peak District in Northern England.
Both made alpine history. In August 1961 they c…Read more
We have finally managed to compile a list of the world’s toughest trad routes. Of course, this still needs to be supplemented and corrected. So please come with your notes and corrections.
Probably the most difficult route in this list is “Tripe” …Read more
What takes a long time is going to be good – Bornholm fans had to wait almost a whole year for the new edition to be complete. But the endurance was worth it: with big 400 pages, the new climbing and travel guide by Karsten Kurz also shows what ex…Read more