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Photo: La lingua pura (7c, 6c oblig, 200m) on the North Face of Monte Monaco close to San Vito lo Capo in Sicily, Italy
Photo by Klaus Kranebitter

La lingua pura 7c, new multi-pitch on Monte Monaco, Sicily

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”, […]

Late Season El Cap & Half Dome Link

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

Johnny Dawes E6 First Ascent

In this clip from the forth coming film Welsh Connections we see British climbing legend Johnny Dawes do battle with pitch 4 of his girdle traverse of Scimitar Ridge, Llanberis Pass, North Wales.