Ethan Pringle on 'The Nest' (V15) (c) Mad Rock

[VIDEO] Ethan Pringle on ‚The Nest‘ (V15)

More than 50 days of effort, hundreds of miles of hiking, hundreds of hours spent at this boulder, thousands of tries, and it was all over in a minute. Ethan Pringle hadd finally had the experience he was looking for.
'Comfort Zone' with Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist (c) La Sportiva North America

[VIDEO] „Comfort Zone“ with Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist

Before Alex Honnold's "Nose" speed record, and before Jonathan Siegrist sent "Jumbo Love," the pair teamed up this spring for some training time - each working projects outside of their comfort zones.
Ringlock Ranch (c) E Bauer

[VIDEO] Ringlock Ranch

The desert is full of secrets, especially for a climber. There are many miles of cliffs waiting to be explored. Mason Earle has been driving force in the desert, and has spent many years searching the canyons of Utah for new routes.
Nalle Hukkataival in Rocklands - The Realm (c) Kevin Takashi Smith

[VIDEO] Nalle Hukkataival in Rocklands – The Realm

Nalle Hukkataival has been in South Africa developing a new bouldering area called The Realm, found in the Bideouw Valley near Rocklands.
Dave MacLeod: The 24/8 (c) Kevin Woods

[VIDEO] Dave MacLeod: The 24/8

Established by Dave MacLeod on the 19th March 2018, the '24/8' might be one of the hardest all-round climbing challenges around; an 8A boulder, 8a sport route, E8 trad route, VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros, all in under 24 hours.
Hazel Findlay: From shoulder operation to sending 8c (c) teamBMC

[VIDEO] Hazel Findlay: From shoulder operation to sending 8c

A personal and revealing portrait into the demands of being a professional climber. Features unique behind-the-scenes footage and inspiring shots of one of Hazel's hardest sends: Mind Control (8c) at Oliana.
Edu Marin on 'Valhalla', 380m (9a?) in China (c) Edu Marin

[VIDEO] Edu Marin on „Valhalla“, 380m (9a?) in China

Edu Marin had never before tried to release a multipich of this caliber, to climb for hours on that roof... Sometimes Edu had the feeling that it never ended and that he was lost in a rock sky. Edu calculate that he has more to climb more than 250 meters of pure roof, an authentic madness
Climbing in Uskedalen, Norway (c) Kullaberg Classics

[VIDEO] Climbing in Uskedalen, Norway

Climbing in Uskedalen, a climbing area sometimes referred to as 'Norway's Yosemite'. The valley has roughly 60 routes on walls that rise up to 600 meters, and holds potential for many new routes.
Babsi Zangerl And Jacopo Ignore The Bolts On 'Gondo Crack' (8c) (c) EpicTV

[VIDEO] Babsi Zangerl And Jacopo Ignore The Bolts On „Gondo Crack“ (8c)

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

[VIDEO] BD Athlete Hazel Findlay on „Tainted Love“ (5.13d)

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.
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.
Scarpa Stories - Dirk Uhlig (c) SCARPA SCHUHE

[VIDEO] Scarpa Stories – Dirk Uhlig

Dirk Uhlig ist schon sehr lange mit Scarpa unterwegs. Was den bekannten Erstbegeher und Routenbauer bewegt seht ihr in der vierten Scarpa Story von diesem Jahr.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
Climb to Tokyo (c) Deutscher Alpenverein

[VIDEO] Climb to Tokyo

Der Countdown für Olympia 2020 in Tokio läuft! Unser Kletterkader hat sich in Japan schon mal die Hallen angesehen und mit der japanischen Mannschaft trainiert. Alle News rund um den Kader und Olympia findet ihr künftig unter alpenverein.de/climbtotokyo
Plywood Masters 2018 (c) Posing Productions

[VIDEO] Plywood Masters 2018

Cracking little featurette of the 2018 Plywood Masters indoor bouldering competition held at Boulder UK, Preston. Features many British climbing team members, seriously dirty crimps and fat slice of Lancashire wit. Awesome climbing with plenty of japes and laughs along the way.
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.

TIPP DER REDAKTION

Rabenstein rüstet sich für die Eiskletter-Wettkampfsaison 2019 (c) Patrick Schwienbacher

Rabenstein rüstet sich für die Eiskletter-Wettkampfsaison 2019

Seit rund zwei Wochen ist der Eisturm Rabenstein für das Publikum geöffnet. Mit großem Erfolg, denn während der Feiertage rund um Weihnachten und Neujahr nutzten sehr viele Eiskletterer aus dem gesamten Alpenraum die Möglichkeit, im hinteren Passeiertal sicher auf Eis klettern zu können.

PRODUKTE

'Tod an der Alpspitze' von Irmgard Braun (c) Bergverlag Rother

Buchvorstellung: „Tod an der Alpspitze“ von Irmgard Braun

Ihr Leben ist ziemlich perfekt: Seit einem Jahr ist Jana mit Bruno verheiratet. Durch ihn hat sie die Berge kennengelernt, inzwischen klettert sie begeistert. Zwar arbeitet sie weiterhin als Grafikerin, doch sein Erfolg als Geschäftsmann ermöglicht es ihr, häufig ihrer Leidenschaft nachzugehen.

PANORAMA

150 Jahre DAV: Erste Infos zum Jubiläumsjahr 2019 (c) Deutscher Alpenverein

Drei große DAV-Themen für 2019: Mountainbike, #climbtotokyo, #unserealpen

Für den DAV steht das Jahr 2019 ganz im Zeichen des seines 150. Geburtstages. Große anstehende Themen gibt es darüber hinaus freilich trotzdem. In den Bereichen Mountainbiken, Wettkampfklettern und Naturschutz hat der DAV bereits im letzten Jahr große Projekte und Kampagnen ins Leben gerufen, die in diesem Jahr fortgesetzt werden.