The international climbing community is somewhat bewildered after an announcement in August from the Swedish Climbing Federation’s chairman, who proclaimed that all offensive names on climbing routes would be banned.
The official South African Rock Chicks website is a go! A site dedicated to all the women and girls out there who are climbing alongside the men and boys.
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Three South African expatriates and a Canadian were robbed at knifepoint at the top of Table Mountain on Tuesday, raising concerns about security at one of the world’s premier tourist attractions.
French climber Gérôme Pouvreau has done the first ascent of Aubade directe, 9a/a+ at Sainte Victoire, near Aix en Provence.
Spanish Ramon Julian Puigblanque (Ramonet) and Korean Jain Kim win the last stage of Lead World Cup in Puurs (Belgium) and now both lead the general ranking.
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Mid September, Austrain climber Barbara Raudner has opened a new route at Frankenfels (Lower Austria), and this was her first FA.
Following a strong summer of multiple Bouldering World Cup wins and podium finishes, Anna Stohr has become the second woman in the world to send a confirmed V13: Riverbed in Magic Wood, Switzerland.
Kurt Albert has fallen 18 meters from a via ferrata in Frankenjura. He has life-threatening injuries.
The Karakorum Pros are a great summer-use general mountaineering boot. They feature an incredible combination of support and flexibility in the ankle, yet they are only slightly heavier than most lightweight ice climbing boots
43-year-old Polish national Jaroslaw S. has been sentenced to half a year in prison for conducting tours to Mount Blanc without a license.