Keyword: Trad climbing

Anak Verhoeven defies gravity

First Female Ascent: Anak Verhoeven is the first woman to climb the difficult trad route La Fuerza de la Gravedad (8b)

Trad first ascent on the north face of the Eiger: Silvan Schüpbach and Peter von Känel open the Renaissance (30 SL, 7c)

The Swiss alpinists Silvan Schüpbach and Peter von Känel are opening a new trad route on the north face of the Eiger: Renaissance

Pete Whittaker frees tough Trad line with Eigerdosis (8c).

The crack specialist Pete Whittaker succeeds in the Norwegian Jossingfjord the first free ascent of Eigerdosis (8c) in trad style.

Risky trad ascents on family vacations

James Person and Caroline Ciavaldini commit several infamous and dangerous trad lines while on family holiday in North Wales.

Jonas Schild on the gap between sport and trad climbing

Jonas Schild on the gap between sport and trad climbing and the futility of drilling traditional routes.

Badass ticklist: Connor Herson repeats Squamish's hardest cracks

Connor Herson repeats the hardest cracks in Squamish with Crack of Destiny (8c), Cobra Crack (8c) or Tainted Love (8b).

Didier Berthod frees hard-hitting crack line in Squamish

The Swiss climber and crack specialist Didier Berthod manages the pink point ascent of his long-term project in Squamish, Canada. His new crack line, Crack of Destiny, is likely to rank at the top of the world's most difficult trad lines.

Trad specialist in three years: Anna Hazelnutt

Anna Hazelnutt repeated the trad test piece Prinzip Hoffnung (E9/10, 8b/+) at Bürser Platte last month. It is not the first time that the American with a penchant for bold friction climbs with ascents of hard trad routes has attracted attention.

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