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Zangerl's comeback thanks to spiritual healing

Bernd Zangerl's climbing career has been anything but linear. In an interview, the bouldering pioneer reveals how a spiritual healer made his comeback possible for him in 2015, where his irrepressible passion for opening up new lines comes from, or what he understands by sustainable climbing tourism.

Will outdoor climbing become a fairground?

The fans whir, the bass booms from the loudspeakers and the blocks serve as crash pad depots. This climbing lifestyle, which many professionals celebrate in their videos and which is lived in abundance at the bouldering hotspots, is not only met with enthusiasm.

Survived again: gripping film about Robert Leistner

Robert Leistner is a Saxon thoroughbred climber and knows the Elbe Sandstone Mountains like the back of his hand. Today we can exclusively present you a short film about the first ascent of numerous difficult and hair-raising climbing routes.

Petzl Spirit: the best quickdraws for sport climbing?

Petzl launches a new edition of its successful Spirit carabiners and probably the best and most famous quickdraws. What's new?

Replicas: Next Level Projecting or Heartless Performance Maximization?

In the race for the first iteration of Burden of Dreams (9A), all stops are pulled out: 3D scans, faithful replicas, pulleys for relief. Is this the future for advancing the sport of climbing? Or do replicas rob climbing of its soul? We spoke to the most important protagonists.

APRIL FOOL: No obligation to use fire blankets in Ticino

In the fight against the ongoing risk of forest fires, the Ticino authorities have expanded their repertoire of measures: in addition to the rules already in force, everyone who is in the forest must now carry a fire blanket.

This is how you get started with dry tooling

Dry tooling is a highly effective strength and technique training for difficult ice and mixed climbing. Alpinists who want to be better and safer in mixed, alpine terrain also benefit enormously. More and more people practice dry tooling as an independent sport. This article provides a compact insight into the basics of this fascinating discipline.

Stand construction in the ice - Here's how | Ice Climbing Pro Tips

Where and how to set up belays in multi-pitch ice climbing is highly safety-relevant. Building on the previous articles on assessing ice conditions and setting ice screws, ice climber, mountain guide and author Peter von Känel explains what is important when building belay stands in the ice.

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Training despite an annular ligament injury

Ring ligament injury: In this video, Dave MacLeod explains what an adapted training session on the bouldering wall can look like.

Ondra during the 9a onsight attempt: final stop for grip breakout

This video shows Adam Ondra making a solid 9a onsight attempt. But when the handle breaks, it comes to an abrupt end.

Spanish Kinglines repeated

Jorg Verhoeven, Gabriele Moroni and Leo Ketil Bøe repeat classics of the 9th French degree in Siurana, Oliana and Margalef.

5th Petzl Climbing Festival Frankenjura 2024 | Info & program

Save the Date: from May 30th to June 2nd, 2024, the Frankenjura climbing festival is going into its fifth round in idyllic Königstein.

Jernej Kruder repeats Ticino crack test piece Butterfly Circus (8b)

In Val Bavona, the Slovenian climbing professional Jernej...