On the 1st of December 2009 Paul Brouard sent Streetfighter at Oudtshoorn ) (34/8c) at Oudtshoorn Main Crag. This is Pauls hardest route to date. The first South African to climb Streetfighter / Two to Win was Justin Hawkins on the 20th of October 2006. The route which was originally a long standing project at […]
Sonnie Trotter from Canada has made the first retro-trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x) at Mill Creek, Utah, USA. Thirty year old Sonnie Trotter from Canada recently travelled to Mill Creek in Utah where he carried out the first trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x), defining it as “one of the finest single pitch free […]
The Italian mountaineer Lino Lacedelli, who was the first to climb K2 in 1954, has passed away of unspecified causes after a heart operation at the age of 83.
A 77-year-old retired Nepali soldier has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest man to have climbed Mount Everest.
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The indefatigable Pamela Pack has redpointed a 65-foot, overhanging offwidth and squeeze chimney in Zion National Park that she rated solid 5.13.
A few days ago we reported about the recent developments at Never Sleeping Wall, the almost surreal little crag close to San Vito Lo Capo on the north-western tip of Sicily, Italy. During their holiday to this Mediterranean gem, the Austrians Albert Leichtfried and Paul Mair also made the first ascent of “La lingua pura”, […]
Kilian Fischhuber from Austria has repeated Des Kaisers neue Kleider (250m, 8b+) on the Wilder Kaiser, Austria.
Colin Haley and Dave Turner turner pulled off a late season link-up (possibly the latest ever?) of Yosemite’s El Capitan and Half Dome in preparation for their Patagonia trips coming up this winter. Full report on Climbing.com
Another R1.8 million is urgently needed to secure the Cape Peninsula’s baboon monitoring programme until the end of June 2010, the City of Cape Town said.
In early November 14-year-old French climber Enzo “Zozo” Oddo made a string of noteworthy ascents and added another 9a redpoint to his already impressive résumé.