Weekly Roundup

Check out these videos of people slacklining across Ilkley Quarry and Napes Needle. Dave Graham appears to be back from a 4 month injury – his longest break from climbing to date – with a flash of La Muerte, F8a+ in Bonatchess. Alex Chabot has established a new F9a in Deverse, France. Abyss is just 20m long in a 45 to 70 degree roof. Source: 8a.nu Every year Arco in Italy hosts a prestigious invitation-only climbing competition. This September, on the eve of the event the organisers are introducing a couple of new awards for the best indoor and best outdoor climber of the year. The Piolet D´or is a similar award given to the most significant ascent of the year, but is largely dominated by mountaineering achievements. Hopefully the Arco Rock Legends can rectify this and fairly recognise true talent. The awards will be decided by an international panel of magazine editors – oh boy… Following hot on the heels of Europe´s biggest rock fall in 20 years on the Eiger last month, the Matterhorn has also shed a significant amount of debris of late. Last week dozens of people were helicoptered to safety after the rock fall effectively closed the Italian route. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–