Keyword: Big Wall Route

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

Free as can be: 63-year-old climbing pioneer fulfills his lifelong dream

As free as it gets, 63-year-old Mark Hudon tries to climb the Big Wall route Freerider on El Capitan. A life goal, for the realization of which the 25-year-old Jordan Cannon dedicates a whole year of his time. Free as can be documents the great undertaking and the even greater friendship behind it.

Trio of women climbs Big Wall Tour Rayu (610m, 8c) | DiGiulian, Soderlund & Harrington

Sasha DiGiulian, Matilda Söderlund and Brette Harrington manage the first women's ascent of the difficult big wall route Rayu (610m, 8c) in the Picos de Europa in Spain. Opened in 2020 by the Pou brothers and Kico Cerdá, Rayu climbs the steadily increasing south face of Peña Santa de Castilla.

Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher repeat Eternal Flame (650m, 7c+) at the Trango Tower

Eternal Flame is one of the most difficult high-altitude big wall routes. Only a few dare to think of a free ascent. Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher made their dream come true and became the third rope team to free climb the line in just six days.

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