J-Schubert Bügeleisen sit

Sport climbing: Jakob Schubert has repeated Bügeleisen sit, an 8C boulder problem located in the Maltatal, Austria. Schubert has now raised the bar once again with his repeat of Bügeleisen Sit in the Maltatal, a beautiful alpine valley famous for its ice climbing in winter and for its sport climbing and boudlering in summer. As …

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Ramon-P-on-Pachamama-9a-in-Oliana

Ramón Julián Puigblanque, 33, had a different sort of holy week leading up to Easter in Spain, sending two 5.14d’s and two 5.15a’s in just four days. The 2010 World Cup Champion spent the last week in Cuenca, Oliana and Margalef, tagging on a few 5.13b and harder onsights as well. Read more… Source: rockandice.com …

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Project-fear

Here is the Project Fear film about my (Dave MacLeod) new route on Cima Ovest last September. Truth be told, I was incredibly lucky that myself and Alan Cassidy were able to get the route climbed given the very poor weather in the Dolomites last season. Of course, to a certain extent we made our …

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boulder-ass-alex-megos-in-bishop-usa

It was his hardest and his longest project to date: it took Alex Megos 11 days to ascend Lucid Dreaming (8C/V15) on the Grandpa Peabody boulder at Buttermilks in California. He had tried the problem in November 2014, but had to get back home to Germany after three unsuccessful days. First thing he did on …

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SharmaCombat

On March 7, Chris Sharma made the first ascent of El Bon Combat and has suggested 5.15b/c for the line. The “King Line,” as Sharma described it, is located at Cova de Ocell, which is 40 minutes from Barcelona, Spain. El Bon Combat was equipped by his friend Martí Iglesias Galobart, and when Sharma first saw the …

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afirca-fusion

African Fusion – a rock odyssey Fresh Rock Films Directed by Nic Good and Georgia Court Running time: 52 minutes R250 (available from CityROCK shop and mountainmailorder.co.za) Review by Tony Lourens While watching African Fusion I kept feeling an overwhelming sense of pride. This was my home. Those beautiful routes, those alluring mountains and rock …

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Tradathon-Raffle

Details The raffle costs R 100 per ticket, limited to 200 tickets only; maximum of 10 tickets per one person – Click Here to Enter Closing Date & Draw Entries Close  11 March 2015. Winning number will be drawn on the evening of 14 March at the Black Diamond Tradathon 2015. The winning number will be drawn on 14 …

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Tradathon 2015

Black Diamond Equipment is proud to present the 4th annual TRADATHON!  Festival of trad. climbing – Wolfberg(Cederberg)  –  14 March 2015 Trad climbing is arguably the most rewarding form of rock climbing but also attracts the smallest group of participants. The beauty of trad. is the amazing depth and breadth of experience that it offers – …

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Megos-at-Rocklands

A short video by Santiago Casar about Alexander Megos and friends bouldering at Rocklands [vsw id=”118552382″ source=”vimeo” width=”550″ height=”400″ autoplay=”no”]

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Sachi-Amma-Sends-5.15a

As he winds up a short trip to Spain, Sachi Amma of Japan can look back on one of the greatest stretches of redpointing in sport climbing history. In less than three weeks, Amma, 25, has done six routes 5.14d or harder, including two 9a+ (5.15a) routes and his first 9b (5.15b). “I send Power …

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