February 2012 Search News

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29 Feb 2012

thumb After one month and a half in Asia at a leisurely rate of 3 routes per day, James and Caroline awarded themselves a month's... Read more

29 Feb 2012

thumb Jonathan Siegrist makes the first ascent of what should be his hardest route to date, Le Reve, 9a/+, at Arrow Canyon,... Read more

29 Feb 2012

thumb Following on from our recent report of Katy Whittaker climbing The Angel's Share, we also heard that she made an impressive... Read more

28 Feb 2012

thumb The Irish Bouldering Championships took place at Gravity Climbing Centre in Dublin last weekend with a large field of 75... Read more

28 Feb 2012

thumb British climber Tim Emmett and Slovenian climber Klemen Premrl recently completed what is undoubtedly one of the most impressive... Read more

28 Feb 2012

thumb Sheffield based climber Katy Whittaker has repeated the Black Rocks slab of The Angel's Share. The route,... Read more

27 Feb 2012

thumb Katharina Saurwain and Jorg Verhoeven have had a very successful US-trip climbings heaps of highballs and hard problems. I don't... Read more

27 Feb 2012

thumb Switzerland's own Cedric Lachat has followed up his great performances from earlier in the week with an insight of Aitzol, 8c,... Read more

24 Feb 2012

thumb This week's Friday night video is mainly American climber Alex Honnold soloing, but we've also thrown in a pretty fun clip of a... Read more

23 Feb 2012

thumb The Piolets d'Or nominations for 2012 have been announced. From an initial list of 88 routes, the Piolets d'Or jury has selected... Read more

23 Feb 2012

thumb Alizée Dufraisse is still in Siurana, and will be until the end of March. Her objective now is La Rambla, 9a+, and she tells me... Read more

23 Feb 2012

thumb James Pearson made a fleeting visit to Northumberland after his recent trip to Asia, and despite a slight struggle with... Read more

23 Feb 2012

thumb As usual, there is a strong French speaking crew in Catalunya. I say French-speaking because I want to be able to include... Read more

22 Feb 2012

thumb Last week we reported on German climber Robert Jasper's ascent of a new drytooling line Iron Man. The route, at Eptingen in... Read more

22 Feb 2012

thumb British boulderer Jon Partridge recently got back from a two week pre World Cup training trip to Hueco Tanks, Texas. Jon came... Read more

20 Feb 2012

thumb Monique Forestier first visited the Verdon Gorge, France, in 2007. Gazing across at the far side of the gorge she became... Read more

20 Feb 2012

thumb Last Autumn an international team of David Lama, Denis Burdet, Stephan Siegrist and Robert Frost made the second ascent of... Read more

19 Feb 2012

thumb Hot on the heels of Daila Ojeda, Nina Caprez, from Switzerland, has become the second woman to repeat Chris Sharma's Mind... Read more

17 Feb 2012

thumb This week's Friday Nighter is a quick edit of a film in the making, due for release later in the year. Back at the end of... Read more

17 Feb 2012

thumb Dail Ojeda reports on her own blog she has repeated Mind control, 8c+, at Oliana in Catalunya, Spain. Daila has done a few... Read more

15 Feb 2012

thumb Andrea Cossu brings us the 2nd part of his Stefano Ghisolfi-trilogy. Here, Stefano makes the 2nd ascent of Gabriele Moroni's... Read more

14 Feb 2012

thumb Robert Jasper has redpointed the first ascent of a dry tooling route at his local climbing area of Eptingen in Switzerland. The... Read more

14 Feb 2012

thumb Nick Bullock and Guy Robertson have made the first ascent of Winter Black Spout Wall (IX,9), Lochnagar, Aberdeenshire.The route... Read more

14 Feb 2012

thumb Nalle Hukkataival is currently in Fontainebleau, where he his ticking 8's, i.e business as usual. Before that, he spent some... Read more

14 Feb 2012

thumb News is trickling in that Greg Boswell has ticked Iluminati in the Vallunga valley, Italy. No details as yet, but the ascent was... Read more

13 Feb 2012

thumb What do you get if you let Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Andy Gullsten and Guntram Jörg loose on a two month trip through... Read more

13 Feb 2012

thumb Do you frequent second-hand bookshops and are you in possession of some rare pamphlet rock climbing guidebook which you... Read more

13 Feb 2012

thumb This is an excerpt from the full report by Lindsay Griffin for the : The Norwegian mountaineering community has lost ... Read more

13 Feb 2012

thumb Martin Keller reports the action from Hueco where strong multi national crew is currently tearing it up. You can read all... Read more

13 Feb 2012

thumb Haroun Souirji, the man behind Better than chocolate, now brings us La obsesión, a video about the man/machine Dani... Read more

12 Feb 2012

thumb Caroline Ciavaldini gives us a brief summary of her and boyfriend James Pearson's month in south east Asia We 've been... Read more

10 Feb 2012

thumb This week's Friday Nighter is a quick one sent to us by . It features one of their sponsored climbers Ned Feehally,... Read more

10 Feb 2012

thumb Lancashire based climber Jordan Buys has had a productive winter so far, with a long list of impressive ascents including a flash... Read more

10 Feb 2012

thumb Organisers of the Fort William Mountain Festival, which runs from 15 - 19 February, have announced that Dr Adam Watson,... Read more

10 Feb 2012

thumb In this video we get to see Iker Pou try his best to turn his fingers to shreds and pop his tendons, but to no avail. Instead... Read more

9 Feb 2012

thumb To become a champion, you must train like a champion. Here is the first (of ten) chapter of Markus Bendler's Movieblog... Read more

8 Feb 2012

thumb Swiss climber Dani Arnold has repeated The Hurting (XI,11) in Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairngorms. The young Swiss mountain guide... Read more

7 Feb 2012

thumb British extreme athlete Tim Emmett and Slovenian Ice specialist Klemen Premrl have completed the now well known ice route of... Read more

7 Feb 2012

thumb Do you wear a helmet whilst climbing? Many climbers do, some don't, but it seems obvious that wearing a helmet is, in all but... Read more

7 Feb 2012

thumb Not really news, but here is a video-presentation of Phillip Schaal, an American boulderer operating slightly under most but not... Read more

6 Feb 2012

thumb Last summer Neil Gresham added one of the UK's hardest deep water solo routes to the Hollow Caves Bay area of Pembroke in south... Read more

6 Feb 2012

thumb Top Scottish all round climber Dave MacLeod has added yet another cutting edge new route to his CV with an ascent of Castles in... Read more

6 Feb 2012

thumb The current Russian winter attempt on K2 has been abandoned after the Russian climber Vitaliy Gorelik died at Base Camp earlier... Read more

5 Feb 2012

thumb As mentioned before, the send train is rolling along in the forest of Fontainebleau. The latest to take advantage of the... Read more

4 Feb 2012

thumb A couple of months ago it was Adam Ondra, now it's Jimmy Webb who's visiting Fontainebleau for the first time. It would seem it... Read more

3 Feb 2012

thumb This week's Friday Nighter is a double bill from Cedar Wright. He introduces his videos on Vimeo: "After a whirlwind three... Read more

3 Feb 2012

thumb Following on from their first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II in 2011, Simone Moro and Denis Urubko are currently on expedition... Read more

2 Feb 2012

thumb Andrea Cossu, a videographer based in Torino, Italy, has in the last month or so had the chance to shoot some footage with... Read more

2 Feb 2012

thumb Matty Hong and Carlo Traversi have made the 3rd and 4th ascent of the very popular Memory is parallax, 8B+, at Nicky's... Read more

1 Feb 2012

thumb Here's a new video introduced by the : "Securing access...Supporting British climbing talent...Promoting good... Read more

1 Feb 2012

thumb On the 15th of January 2012, 15 year-old James Squire climbed his first Font 8A boulder problem with an ascent of Boy Racer at... Read more

1 Feb 2012

thumb Chris Webb Parsons is in Hueco Tanks, Texas, with a strong crew, including both Alex Puccio and Shauna Coxsey. Now he has made... Read more