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Oliana: Good Times 2017 (c) Sharma Channel

It's incredible to come back to Oliana year after year and see how this cliff has become an international epicenter for high end sport climbing. It's given me the opportunity to enjoy many special moments with good friends, trying hard routes together and having fun!

El Desfiladero de La Hermida (c) Roca Verde

Finally it's here! The long-awaited guide to "El Desfiladero de La Hermida", the incredible valley which borders the Picos de Europa in north-west Spain, is at the printers and will be available in shops very soon.

GRIGRI+: Neues Sicherungsgerät von Petzl (c) Petzl/Lafouche

Petzl erweitert sein Angebot an halbautomatischen Sicherungsgeräten um ein neues Modell. Das GRIGRI+ eignet sich besonders für Kletteranfänger und Veranstalter von Kursen: Die Anti-Panik-Funktion sowie ein spezieller Nachstiegsmodus maximieren die Sicherheit für Einsteiger.

Steve McClure Takes On Five 8b+ Routes In Five Days (Part 1) (c) EpicTV

Steve McClure attempts five 8b+ routes in five days around north-west Spain. Richie Patterson, author of the Roca Verde guidebook, originally asked Steve to come out to Spain to help him choose an 8b+ to project, and somehow it turned into this monumental challenge for the climbing legend.

Vertical-Life startet Partnerschaft mit Chris Sharma (c) Vertical-Life

Das junge Unternehmen Vertical-Life startet eine Kooperation mit Kletter-Botschafter Chris Sharma. Der Profi-Athlet, Kletterhallenbetreiber und Unternehmer ist überzeugt davon, dass Vertical-Life als Plattform die Entwicklung des Kletterns auf eine nachhaltige Art und Weise unterstützt.

ORBAYU: A Climbing Odyssey With Nina Caprez And Cédric Lachat (c) Petzl Sport

In Spain, in the Naranjo de Bulnes sector of the Picos de Europa National Park hide the Orbayus. One is the characteristic mist, or thin fog, that often settles and hangs on the slopes, soaking every little thing all the way through.

Edu Marin in 'Tarragó Plus' (8c) (c) Archiv Marin

Montserrat is a massif located at only 50km from Barcelona. Due to its proximity, its peculiar spires and spectacular walls, it has always been considered one of the favorite climbing schools among the Barcelona and Catalunya climbers.

Jernej Kruder On The Second Ascent of 'Es Pontas', Mallorca (c) Kerstin Helbach

"Es Pontas" (9?) was set up by Chris Sharma in 2006 after 3 years of working on the route. The line got popular by showing his ascent in the movie "King Lines" by BigUpProductions.

Alexander Huber in 'Sueños de Invierno' (c) Heinz Zak

Wofür die Erstbegeher José Luis García Gallego und Miguel Ángel Díez Vives im Winter vor 33 Jahren noch 69 Tagen benötigten, brauchte das deutsche Kletterduo Alexander Huber (47) und Fabian Buhl (25) gerade mal 9 Stunden.

Mid October 2016 Chris Sharma managed to send "Joe Mama" (9a+) at Oliana, a route that had challenged him a lot last season. It's been quite a year with so many new experiences.

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Jakob Schubert auf dem Weg zu seinem ersten Weltcup-Sieg 2017 (c) KVÖ/Heiko Wilhelm

In der Wiege des Wettkampfkletterns schlugen die österreichischen Kletter-Asse im Leadweltcup zu: Jakob Schubert eroberte vor dem tschechischen Spitzenkletterer Adam Ondra in Arco seinen ersten Weltcupsieg in dieser Saison.