Matty Hong climbing in Spain (c) Petzl Sport

When Matty Hong sets out to accomplish something, like sending two 5.15a routes in Spain, there's nothing that can stop him from attaining his goal. During his spring trip to Spain, Matty applied himself to no end to make quick work of La Rambla in Siurana and Joe Mama in Oliana.

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!

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.

Jonathan Siegrist Immersed In Catalonia's "Power Inverter" (9a+) (c) EpicTV

Fresh from the success of completing La Rambla, EpicTV Shop athlete Jonathan Siegrist moves onto a new challenge: "Power Inverter". Nestled in amongst the stunning scenery of Oliana in Catalonia, Spain, Jonathan finds himself getting a bit introspective in the quest to complete one of his hardest projects yet.

Sachi Amma sending 9a or harder in Spain (c) adidas Outdoor

adidas Outdoor athlete and professional climber Sachi Amma spent 3 amazing weeks climbing 9a (or harder) routes in Oliana, Spain. On this trip Sachi Amma definitely proofed his skills on a new level. Check out the great lines and Sachi's incredible performance.

Ramón Julián Repeats Chris Sharma's Power Inverter (9a+/5.15a) (Ramón Julián: A Muerte, Ep. 4) (c) EpicTV

Because of the demands of top-level competition climbing, athletes who focus on this discipline often have relatively few hard ascents under their belts on real rock. Ramón Julián is a notable exception to this rule.

Sachi Amma in "Seleccio Natural Left Exit" (9a) (c) Eddie Gianelloni / adidas Outdoor

In etwas mehr als drei Wochen konnte der adidas Outdoor Athlet im spanischen Oliana und Santa Linya drei 9a, drei 9a+ und eine 9b klettern und wird sich wohl seine selbstgesteckten Ziele neu definieren.

[VIDEO] La Dura Complete: The Hardest Rock Climb In The World

Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura (5.15c / 9b+), the world's hardest climb. This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Adam's historic first ascent and Chris' second ascent.

Nun ist es also doch geschehen. Das Projekt "La Dura Dura" im spanischen Klettergebiet Oliana musste sich dem massiven Ansturm des Tschechen Adam Ondra ergeben. Adam Ondra und Chris Sharma hatten sich beide schon oft an dieser Linie versucht und nun war es Adam vergönnt diesen neuen 9b+ Meilenstein als Erster am vergangenen Donnerstag abzuhaken.

Barbara Raudner gelingt eine Wiederholung von "Fish Eye" (8c)

Die starke Österreicherin Barabara Raudner hat mal wieder zugeschlagen. Diesmal verschlug es sie ins spanische Oliana, wo ihr eine Wiederholung des Ausdauerhammers "Fish Eye" von Chris Sharma im franz. Grad 8c gelang.



Leadweltcup 2017 in Kranj: Jakob Schubert feiert 18. Weltcupsieg (c) Shinta Ozawa

Am 11. und 12.11.17 stand das Saisonfinale im Lead Weltcup 2017 in Kranj (SLO) an. Jakob Schubert dominierte den ganzen Bewerb und gewann souverän jede Runde. Im Finale kletterte er als einziger zum Top und sicherte sich so den Sieg. Es war sein 18. Weltcupsieg.