Sharma Rules Pro Boulder Comp

Chris Sharma, whose attention has been focused on towering 5.15 sport routes, demonstrated on Saturday that he still has the power and cool-headed competitiveness to beat America’s best in a head-to-head bouldering comp.

El Gigante, Mexico, new route

In March an international group of climbers including Leopoldo Faria from Portugal forged a 400m line up poor rock on El Gigante in Mexico.

PlanetFear & Wild Country in Fontainebleau – Feb 2010

Some footage from a rather wet week in Fontainebleau during February 2010.

Photos: 2010 Earth Treks – Roc Comp

The Earth Treks Roc Comp in Timonium, MD featured climbers like Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Alex Puccio, Vasya Varotnikov, Alex Johnson, Lisa Rands, and Chris Sharma.

Action Direct is done!!!…

Have you ever heard about ROTPUNKT?! Or REDPOINT? On these rocks the local climbers(Mr.Kurt Albert above all) were use to paint a red dot on every route they were able to climb with no falls!…


Does Your Climbing Rope Need a Middle Mark?

Two of the most common questions from climbers about climbing ropes are: Why do I need a middle mark on my rope? and How do I mark the middle of my rope?

Firefight, 8B, by Malc Smith

Malcolm Smith has added yet another hard problem at the Dumbarton boulders. Firefight, 8B, climbs the Pressure cave, then links into and finishes up Firestarter, 8A. Full story on the Stone country blog.

Alain Robert: ‘French Spiderman’ on his death-defying stunts

“Daredevil,” “brave,” “nutter” — these are some of the descriptions usually applied to Alain Robert, the legendary urban climber. Robert has made his name by risking his life to scale some of the world’s highest landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and Taipei 101.

Sweden’s first 8B+

If confirmed, it’s the hardest problem in Sweden, and a contender for the top spot in Scandinavia. Congrats Stefan! Great effort!

Another 9a 2nd ascent by Iker Pou

Iker Pou has made the 2nd ascent of Il Domani, 9a, at Baltzola, a mega resistance route according to him.