Keyword: first ascent

17-meter highball first climbed: Sean Bailey climbs Devilution (8C+)

Too tall to fall: American professional climber Sean Bailey makes the first ascent of the 17-meter highball Devilution (8C+)

Jakob Schubert climbs The Flame (9b) in the Zillertal

Jakob Schubert liberates a tough long-term project by Jorg Verhoeven in the Zillertal. He rates The Flame as a hard 9b.

50 sessions and 7 years to get through The Dark Side (8C+) | Hardest boulder in Yosemite Valley

Carlo Traversi makes the first ascent of the most difficult boulder in Yosemite Valley: The Dark Side. Traversi suggests 8C+ as a rating.

Martin Feistl: “The greater the fears, the greater the experience”

Martin Feistl on clean climbing style, risk assessment on tricky routes and mishaps with prominent climbing partners.

Tomoa Narasaki flashes 8C+ Boulder and downgrades to 8B+

Tomoa Narasaki flashes Gakido and downgrades the 8C+ boulder to 8B+. Shortly afterwards he made the first ascent of Ashurado (8C).

What Stephan Siegrist’s nose has to do with Ondra’s latest 9a+ route

With Chicken Nose (9a+), Adam Ondra has opened one of the most difficult routes in Switzerland on the Isenfluh. What their name is all about.

Pete Whittaker's hardest trad first ascent: Crown Royale (9a) | Video

With Crown Royale (9a) Pete Whittaker climbed one of the most difficult trad routes in the world. Now there is his first ascent as a video.

Simon Gietl: “Being able to climb something like that at the beginning of November is like a birthday and Christmas together.”

After an impressive first ice ascent: Simon Gietl about unexpected surprises on the first ascent, style discussions and early ice.

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