Keyword: first ascent

Alex Megos manages 8c + first ascent in South Africa

German climbing professional Alexander Megos announces the first ascent of Route A Life in Orange (8c +) in the Superbowl sector near Waterfall Boven, east of Johannesburg. Alex...

Silvan Schüpbach opens two routes on the Gross Wellhorn

Silvan Schüpbach from Bern opens two difficult multi-pitch tours on the north pillar of the Gross Wellhorn. Adrenalinchiubi (7c, 7b obligatory, 250 meters) and Röck u Zöpf (7c,...

Pirmin Bertle climbs Ruta de Cobre - the second 9a in Chile

The German climber Pirmin Bertle, who lives in Fribourg, manages the first ascent of Ruta de Cobre (9a) in Socaire, Chile. Pirmin Bertle was in 2016 for several months...

Michi Wohlleben in an interview about his transgression at the Drei Zinnen

In March 2017, the German alpinist Michi Wohlleben and the South Tyrolean Simon Gietl made the first winter ascent of the five peaks on the Drei Zinnen...

Serial first ascents in the Val Bavona

Giuliano and Diego Cameroni, together with Samuel Ometz, brought a whole series of beautiful new lines to Ticino in the spring. Especially in the area...

Fred Nicole climbs Netsuke in the Murg Valley

There is hardly anyone who has climbed as many 8-man boulders as Fred Nicole. Some of them are in the Murg Valley, where Fred has been for more than...

Britain's most difficult route scored with 46 years

After around 128 attempts, Steve McClure managed to climb Rainman, the first 9b route in Great Britain. This at the age of 46. For all the...

New testpiece first arrived in Murgtal

Bernd Zangerl announces the first ascent of a new, hard boulder in the Murg valley near Lake Walen. The new test piece is called Very important parrot and is in the...

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