Simon Wahli, Jonas Schild and Yannick Glatthard open a tough and uncompromising crack route on the Furka Pass: GWS-Direct (5SL, 8as+).
Jakob Schubert communicates the name of the climbing route that has become known as Project Big: It is called BIG. He rates the line 9c.
Jakob Schubert makes the first free ascent of one of the most difficult sport climbing routes in the world: Project Big in Flatanger, Norway.
Only one year after the birth of her child, the Swiss climber Nina Caprez is back in the climbing business - it seems almost stronger than before: In the Friborg Gastlosen, the 36-year-old succeeds in repeating the difficult multi-pitch tour Yeah Man (8b +, 300m).
In mid-January, Facundo Saubidet, Jeremías Castaña and Santiago Scavolini opened a new route on the west face of Guillaumet: Anda pa'alla. At the beginning of the week, Pete Whittaker and Sean Villanueva managed to complete the 500-meter line with difficulties up to 8a and to climb completely free for the first time.
French pro climber Seb Bouin solves an old 2010, the direct variation of Chris Sharma's Jumbo Love, at Clark Mountain. His first ascent, called Suprême Jumbo Love, adds another 20 meters of hard climbing to Jumbo Love. The result: America's hardest climbing route with a 9b+ rating.
The French Solène Amoros and the Swiss Katherine Choong manage the red point ascent of the difficult multi-pitch tour Alibaba (240m, 8a +) in Aiglun, France. Both athletes lead climbed all eight pitches in the correct order. They spent a total of three and a half days on the wall.
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