Sportklettern & Bouldern

Sportklettern & Bouldern

Babsi Zangerl And Jacopo Ignore The Bolts On 'Gondo Crack' (8c) (c) EpicTV

Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have a pretty good lifestyle. Travelling the world to climb the hardest routes they can find. Gondo crack is a 17-meter finger crack in Switzerland, usually climbed using bolts as protection.

BD Athlete Hazel Findlay on 'Tainted Love' (5.13d) (c) Black Diamond Equipment

BD Athlete Hazel Findlay is known for her rad trad ability, whether she’s freeing El Cap or climbing crumbly sea-cliffs with sparse protection. When she arrived in Squamish last summer, a friend and fellow Brit knew just the route she should try.

ROCKdays 2018 Kletterfestival (c) Defrancesco

Im PillerseeTal in den Kitzbüheler Alpen werden Anfang Juni wieder die Miss und Master of ROCKdesaster beim Cold Water Soloing gesucht.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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.

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DAV Bergunfallstatistik 2016/17 (c) DAV/Wolfgang Ehn

So gering war das Risiko noch nie, beim Bergsport tödlich zu verunglücken. In den Jahren 2016 und 2017 sind insgesamt 71 DAV-Mitglieder in den Bergen ums Leben gekommen, das entspricht einem Rückgang um 28% im Vergleich zum Berichtszeitraum davor.