Mallorca

Mallorca

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.

Chris Sharma "Mallorcan Dreams" (c) Chris Sharma

I've been to some amazing places in my life but Mallorca may top the list as my favorite. When you see this video I think it's pretty easy to understand why. This is some footage taken a few years back exploring the amazing potential on the wild west coast around the village of Soller.

Iker Pou on the first ascent of "Big Men" (9a+) (c) Pou Brothers

In April 2015, Spanish climber Iker Pou made the first ascent of Big Men, a 20-year-old project in Mallorca. Carlos Raimundo bolted the impressive line, but it sat unclimbed until now. Pou has proposed a grade of 9a+ (5.15a), positioning it amongst the hardest climbs in the world.

Deep-Water Soloing In Mallorca With Daila Ojeda (c) EpicTV

The Spanish island of Mallorca has a lot of things going for it - great climbing crags, a beautiful coastline, and amazing people among them. Combine crags, coastline and amazing people and what do you get?

Daila Ojeda and Olivia Hsu unwind on the tufa lines of Mallorca (c) EpicTV

Climbing holidays have a habit of passing in a blur. You're up early to maximise tour time at the crag, you climb hard all day before heading back home where you have just enough energy left for food and the odd cerveza before bed.

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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.