9b at 1800m: Pirmin Bertle in 'La Cène du (Roi) Lézard' (c) Pirmin Bertle

[VIDEO] 9b at 1800m: Pirmin Bertle in „La Cène du (Roi) Lézard“

The name of the route is another dedication to the oeuvre of Jim Morrison – the climbing is a present for anyone who joins this game of weird scenes (or moves) inside the gold mine (referring to one of the most impressive landscape, flora and fauna settings among climbing spots in the Alps).
Steve McClure makes epic ascent of 6-pitch Verdon 8b super route (c) teamBMC

[VIDEO] Steve McClure makes epic ascent of 6-pitch Verdon 8b super route

Take Steve McClure (Britain's top sport climber) and Neil Mawson (E10-conquering dark horse). Throw them into the dizzying Verdon Gorge then stir well with the film-making skills of Rich Heap and Ben Pritchard. Attempting a spectacular multi-pitch route, the duo find themselves way off route and have to dig deep to find success.
Triple 11 - Three times 9a in Kochel (c) Pirmin Bertle

[VIDEO] Triple 11 – Three times 9a in Kochel

After one decade of absence from Bavaria I am proudly presenting some first sends from the place I really learned climbing at: Kochel. Before leaving to Switzerland in 2006 the routes we climbed here where up to 20m long, mainly of resistance or bouldery style. Meanwhile Kochel has grown big.
Alex Honnold and Yuji Hirayama Climbing in Japan (c) The North Face Japan

[VIDEO] Alex Honnold and Yuji Hirayama climbing in Japan

In March 2018, Alex Honnold traveled to Japan and sampled the country’s rock with the legendary Yuji Hirayama and Toru Nakajima.
[VIDEO] Felix Kiem on 'Himmelsreiter' (8c) (c) SEE IT (YouTube User)

[VIDEO] Felix Kiem on „Himmelsreiter“ (8c)

On March 21st the young italian Climber Felix Kiem was able to send "Himmelsreiter". A route graded 8C in the Saustall Crag near Naturns (BZ). It was the 5th ascent after Jacopo Larcher, Ivo Gamper, Rudi Moroder and Günther Karbon.
Steve McClure climbs Britain's hardest climb: Rainman 9b (c) teamBMC

[VIDEO] Steve McClure climbs Britain’s hardest climb: Rainman 9b

Where is your limit? Would you recognise it? For Steve McClure it’s an endless series of matchstick edges and nothing holds, high above the Yorkshire Dales. If this climb was one move longer, it would still be a dream… instead it’s the UK’s hardest-ever climb.
Tom Brenzinger (c) Archiv Brenzinger

Powerquest Podcast: Tom Brenzinger

Tom Brenzinger alias "Mr. Lapis", wie ihn Interviewer Jürgen Reis in vorangegangenen Sendungen des Öfteren bezeichnete, ist in dieser MP3-Audiocast-Episode erstmals auf einem Podcast live on tape zu hören.
Heureka! - Neuland in Meteora (c) Felix Bähr

[VIDEO] Heureka! – Neuland in Meteora

Im griechischen Meteora haben kletternde Sachsen seit Generationen Spuren hinterlassen. Die Konglomerat-Riesen sind hoch und steil, die Touren zumeist ausgesetzt und schwer abzusichern. In den Wänden gibt es neben den Klassikern noch jede Menge Raum für spektakuläre Erstbegehungen.
Patrick Matros, Alex Megos und Dicki Korb (c) Hannes Huch

Powerquest Podcast: Alex Megos und Patrick Matros

Mit, zur Aufzeichnung der Sendung am 5. Februar 2018 nicht einmal 25 Jahren, ist Alex Megos längst teil der modernen Klettergeschichte – spätestens seit seiner On-Sight-Begehung von "Estado Critico" (9a) im Jahr 2013.
Climbing The Shaft: Nate Murphy Gets Schooled On Big Walls And Massive Exposure (c) EpicTV

[VIDEO] Climbing The Shaft: Nate Murphy Gets Schooled On Big Walls And Massive Exposure

In the summer of 2017, Nate Murphy made his way to Yosemite to attempt what would be his toughest big wall challenge to date, to climb the 13 pitches of the Shaft Variation on the Muir Wall, 5.13c/8a+.
ROCKdays PillerseeTal 2018 (c) Defrancesco

ROCKdays PillerseeTal 2018

Die Kitzbüheler Alpen haben das ganze Jahr hindurch sportlich viel zu bieten. Sobald aber die ersten Sonnenstrahlen die nackten Felsen der Steinberge erwärmen, nehmen die Kletterfans die Region fest in ihre Hand.
Without a partner: Pete Whittaker rope solos El Capitan in under 24 hours (c) teamBMC

[VIDEO] Without a partner: Pete Whittaker rope solos El Capitan in under 24 hours

In November 2016, Pete Whittaker became the first person to solo - all free - El Capitan in under 24 hours, finishing in 20 hours and 6 minutes. Rope Solo Free climbing is a sport that few people know about and even fewer people do.
Einladung zum Petrohradské padání 2018 (c) Petr Resch

Einladung zum Petrohradské padání 2018

We would like to invite all bouldering enthusiasts to the fifteenth anniversary of the open-air bouldering contest – Petrohradské padání. At the occasion of this anniversary, the new guidebook for the Žihle area is going to be published, with more than 2000 boulder problems of all difficulties.
Draußen klettern ist anders (c) Deutscher Alpenverein

[VIDEO] Draußen klettern ist anders

Draußen ist schöner… aber gewusst wie! Nach einem langen Winter raus an den Fels, das ist nicht nur für Kletterneulinge eine große Umstellung. Die beiden Wettkampfkletterinnen Helen Danco und Catrin Gorzellik geben Tipps für den Start in die Klettersaison.
Barbara Zangerl and Nina Caprez on 'Neverending Story' (8b+) (c) Alpsolut Moving Pictures

[VIDEO] Barbara Zangerl and Nina Caprez on „Neverending Story“ (8b+)

The Neverending Story (Unendliche Geschichte) 8b+ was established by Beat Kammerlander in 1991. At that time it was the hardest multipitch route of the world. Now, over 25 years later the route has just seen 2 repetitions.
Patxi Usobiaga on "Pachamama" (9a+/b) (c) PucSeriestraining

[VIDEO] Patxi Usobiaga on „Pachamama“ (9a+/b)

Patxi Usobiaga takes us through the process of what it was like to climb a route he had attempted 8 years ago in Oliana, Spain when he felt he was at his peak. That was before his life changed and climbing took a backseat.
Chasin' the Rubbish 2018 in Fontainebleau (c) Black Diamond

Chasin‘ the Rubbish 2018 in Fontainebleau

Am Osterwochenende organisiert Black Diamond bereits zum siebten Mal die "Chasin-the-Rubbish" Aufräumaktion im französischen Bouldergebiet Fontainebleau. Vom 30. März bis 2. April werden Athleten und Mitarbeiter von Black Diamond dort nicht nur Müll einsammeln, sonder auch versuchen, andere Kletterer für einen verantwortlichen Umgang mit der einzigartigen aber fragilen Natur von Fontainebleau zu sensibilisieren.
Seb Bouin (c) Black Diamond Equipment

[VIDEO] Seb Bouin on „MOVE“ (9b/+)

When choosing a project far from home, Seb Bouin realizes the challenges associated with distance: Not only when it comes to the difficulty of the route, but also in terms of motivation, focus and personal growth. But Move 9b/9b+ in Flatanger, Norway, was the perfect challenge and he couldn’t resist. Now Seb’s fully committed, and on to what he calls the "logical next step" of his progression.
King of Kanzi: 80s Kletterfestival am Kanzianiberg

King of Kanzi: 80s Kletterfestival am Kanzianiberg

Die jährliche Königskrönung am Kanzianiberg bei Finkenstein am Faaker See geht in die vierte Runde. Von 31.Mai bis 3.Juni 2018 heißt es wieder ab in bunte Leggings und losgeklettert. Mit dabei sind dieses Jahr Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart, Steve House und viele mehr.
Silence Premiere with Adam Ondra and Jerry Moffatt in Arco, Italy (c) Adam Ondra

[VIDEO] Silence Premiere with Adam Ondra and Jerry Moffatt in Arco, Italy

Let’s celebrate climbing and have a good time together! Listen to Adam and Jerry, two climbing legends, as they discuss climbing, and then watch the movie about the world’s first 9c.
Jernej Kruder on 'Catalan Witness the Fitness' (FB 8C) (c) Jernej Kruder

[VIDEO] Jernej Kruder on „Catalan Witness the Fitness“ (FB 8C)

Jernej Kruder sends Chris Sharma's test piece "Catalan witness the fitness" 8c in Cova del ocell, Spain.
Twenty-Year-Long 8b+ Boulder Problem Finally Climbed (c) EpicTV

[VIDEO] Twenty-Year-Long 8b+ Boulder Problem Finally Climbed

After twenty years, this unclimbed problem, The Rail, Font 8b+ has been worked, worked again and finally has a first ascent from Dan Varian. 'The Rail' at Bowden Doors, Northumberland had been a project for over twenty years.
Teaser: Adam Ondra's Silence (c) Adam Ondra

[VIDEO] Teaser: Adam Ondra’s Silence

On September 3, 2017, Adam Ondra completed Silence in Norway's Flatanger Cave. He graded the route, formerly known as "Project Hard," 9c (5.15d), which would make it the hardest pitch in the world. Watch a teaser for the upcoming film above.
Adam Ondra on 'Eagle 4' (9B) FA (c) seb R

[VIDEO] Adam Ondra on „Eagle 4“ (9B) FA

Just days after making the first ever flash of a 5.15a, Adam Ondra did yet another new 5.15b, which he named "Eagle 4". Here is the footage of the send and it's absolutely bonkers. At one point he makes literally a dozen hand and foot moves to just make one move of upward progress. Enjoy!
Battling To Climb 'Immortel' On Reunion Island (c) Davie Soul

[VIDEO] Battling To Climb ‚Immortel‘ On Reunion Island

Alban Levier made the first ascent of Immortel 7C/V9 back in 2016, and now he's back with a new team and a new tour of the best rock climbing spots on the island. First up, back to Immortel to try and repeat Alban's route, a crimpy, technical highball which will require all their determination and fight to try and solve the problem.

TIPP DER REDAKTION

Michael Füchsle: Vom Rollstuhlfahrer an den Felsen (c) Archiv Füchsle

Michael Füchsle: Vom Rollstuhlfahrer an den Felsen

Der ehemalige Kletterprofi Michael Füchsle hat sich nach lebensbedrohlichen Krankheiten wieder zurückgekämpft und seine Leidenschaft im Jahr 2013 wieder zu einem festen Bestandteil seines Lebens gemacht.

PRODUKTE

SALEWA Apex Wall: Der neue Rucksack für Bergsteiger und einen trockenen Rücken (c) SALEWA

SALEWA Apex Wall: Der neue Rucksack für Bergsteiger und einen trockenen...

Im Frühjahr 2019 führt Salewa mit dem Apex Wall einen neuen Funktionsrucksack für Bergsteiger ein. Der Rucksack ist mit der neuesten Version des Contact Flow Fit Tragesystems ausgestattet.

PANORAMA

Michael Füchsle: Vom Rollstuhlfahrer an den Felsen (c) Archiv Füchsle

Michael Füchsle: Vom Rollstuhlfahrer an den Felsen

Der ehemalige Kletterprofi Michael Füchsle hat sich nach lebensbedrohlichen Krankheiten wieder zurückgekämpft und seine Leidenschaft im Jahr 2013 wieder zu einem festen Bestandteil seines Lebens gemacht.