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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.