Laura Rogora adds 9A at Fournel on 3rd attempt

The day after winning the World Cup at Briancon, Laura Rogora has added 9A route La Prophetie des Grenouilles at Fournel. This comes only weeks after adding her 9B with Ali Hulk Sit Start Extention Total in July at Rodellar. You can read our write up about that route here.

Chris Sharma: Trick or Tree, 5.14a Deep Water Solo

Chris Sharma has used the summer as a time to develop new Deep Water Solo lines in Spain. “Summer in Spain is the time for psicobloc. The heat and humidity drive climbers like Chris Sharma to the sea in search of cooler temps, clean rock, and the next king line. But with lockdown restrictions in […]

Has Alex Megos just climbed 9C / 5.15d with Bibliographie?

German climbing wunderkid Alex Megos may have just become the 2nd climber to ascend at the magic grade of 9C after completing his project ‘Bibliographie’ at Ceuse. The line, just to the right of Chris Sharma’s Biographie, is described as starting at 8c to a good rest, followed by a Font 8B boulder problem and […]

Climbing Blind: Jesse Dufton climbs Forked Lightning Crack, E2 at Heptonstall

Jesse Dufton goes from strength to strength with an on-sight flash ascent of classic Don Whillan’s route Forked Lightning Crack (E2, 5C) at Heptonstall Quarry. Team GB paraclimber Jesse, who is the main focus of Alastair Lee’s award winning film Climbing Blind, described the feat on his official Facebook page as “I pulled on knowing […]

James Pearson adds second 9A with Conde de Choc

British Climber and self-confessed ‘sleep deprived Dad’ has added his second route at 9A with Conde de Choc at Entraygues. This follows his 2012 ascent of Escalamasters. Pearson described the route as “Quite bouldery (2 boulder crux’s, the first at 8A/+)”. The ascent took him 3 days. Watch Caroline Ciavaldini and James climbing in Roca […]

Dyno 101: How To Nail The Perfect Dyno

The Dyno – a climbing move that instills fear into the heart of some climbers. Dynamic movement is a key part of any climbers toolkit and has been used to good effect by top climbers such as Chris Sharma and Johnny Dawes. For those of you who are familiar with Sharma’s Deep Water Solo epic […]

Laura Rogora climbs 9b with Ali Hulk Sit Start Extension Total in Spain

Italian climber Laura Rogora has become the second climber to climb at the magic grade of 9b. The 19-year-old redpointed the Ali Hulk Sit Start Extention Total in Rodellar, Spain and in doing so became only the second female climber to climb at this grade after Austrian climber Angela ‘Angry’ Eiter on ‘La Planta de […]

UK Study Finds Chalk May Reduce Risk of Coronavirus.

UK – UPDATED A new study commissioned by the Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC) has found that the presence of climbing chalk may decrease the amount of Coronavirus on climbing holds. The study was undertaken by a small team from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. In a press release published on the 25th […]

‘Incroyable’: Italian Alpinists Unlock New Route On Mont Blanc

France – Italian Alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli, and Francesco Ratti have climbed a new alpine rock route called Incroyable, on the Red Pillar of Brouillard on Mont Blanc . The ascent of the 290-meter route took two days, in which they aided through difficult sections. Returning with a fourth climber, Isaïe Maquignaz, a […]

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell ‘Cuddle’ on Continental Divide Ultimate Linkup in RMCP

Alex Honnold and Tommy Coldwell have completed a new link-up in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Nation Park. Cadlwell called the adventure the Continental Divide Ultimate Linkup. Writing on his official Instagram account, Honnold wrote “Tommy Caldwell and I just climbed what he’s calling the Continental Divide Ultimate Linkup (CDUL, pronounced cuddle, for how you stay warm […]

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