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.
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 sends Chris Sharma's test piece "Catalan witness the fitness" 8c in Cova del ocell, Spain.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Three of the strongest climbers in the U.K, Dave Barrans, Matt Cousins and Nathan Phillips head to the magical bouldering forest of Fontainebleau in France. Their mission? Take on some of the hardest boulders in the forest, push each other to the limits and eat lots of cheese. Simple.
One of the highlights of 2017 was Steve McClure climbing Britain's first 9b: Rainman at Malham. In November 2017, Adam Ondra paid a flying visit to the UK to speak at Kendal Film Festival.
After struggling for years with injuries, Tom Bolger is finally back on form, sending his 10-th 9a with a a rare repeat of Victima Perez in Margalefs Finestra sector.
Chris Sharma and Tommy Caldwell on leaning tower project and Chris makes second ascent of "Everything is Karate". One more time thanks to CASHUS PUHVEL, aka "best drone pilot in Bishop (California)", who film these amazing aerial shots.
In the second part of La Sportiva Living Legends , we travel to Zillertal, Austria to meet up with former bouldering champion Kilian Fischhuber.
Am 14. Oktober standen Stephan Siegrist (SUI), Julian Zanker (SUI) und Thomas Huber (GER) am Gipfel des Granitgiganten in Kaschmir. Sie sind das vierte Team, welches diesen Berg über eine spektakuläre Linie besteigen durfte. Ihr Ziel war die bisher noch undurchstiegene zentrale Nordwestwand des Cerro Kishtwar.
Currently nearly every climber went to Rocklands (Alexander Megos, Nalle Hukkataival, Dave Graham, ...). We've already been there a few months ago to enjoy some awesome weeks bouldering on orange sandstone.
Da viele Leute aus Deutschland ins tschechische Petrohrad zum Bouldern kommen, hat mich der Local Petr Resch auf einen Film über Highballs in diesem Bouldergebiet aufmerksam gemacht.
There is only one person you will have to bear for the rest of your life: yourself. That's why being alone is so difficult. Even in the mountains, and not just because of safety. Being alone strips you naked, it makes you understand who you are, what is your value, the things that matter in life. This is the story of Hansjörg Auer.
In "The Spankenjura" we follow British climber Angus Kille on his journey through Germany's finest climbing area. Angus is known for being a good trad climber - but how will he handle small pockets, German beer and the abundance of good cake?
In the second season of our La Sportiva Living Legends series, we travel to Innsbruck to the home of four-time bouldering world cup winner, Anna Stöhr.
Es ist seine Lieblingsroute: Die 450 m hohe Nordwestwand des berühmten Miroir de l’Argentine, der Hochburg der Kletterer in der französischen Schweiz.
Angefangen hat der Trip nach Japan auf ungewöhnliche Art und Weise, nämlich per WhatsApp. Anna Stöhr hat Jule Wurm in einer Textnachricht gefragt, wie es ihr geht und ob sie Lust hat zum Bouldern nach Japan zu fahren. Nach einem Blick in ihren Terminkalender hat Jule schnell eine Zusage gemacht.
Cranky, yet witty bouldering legend John "Verm" Sherman has lost his mojo and is jonesing to regain it. What better way than to climb the world's most famous boulder problem, Yosemite's iconic Midnight Lightning?
"Als er mich gesichert hat und ich meine Route geschafft habe, bin ich buchstäblich in Tränen ausgebrochen [...] Ich hatte so etwas noch nie erlebt und es hat mein Leben für immer verändert..." -- Dave Graham
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.
Der 24-jährige Kletterer Alexander Megos meistert auf seinem einwöchigen Trip "Helveticlimb" durch die Schweiz drei 9a Routen und sieben 8b+/c Routen. Ohne einen einzigen Ruhetag.
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