April 2015 Search News

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24 Apr 2015

thumb Bit of a laugh this week for Friday night - with the crazy Belgians and Captain Bob Shepton in Greenland aboard the 30ft... Read more

23 Apr 2015

thumb In early March, Chris Sharma made what's probably his hardest first ascent to date, El bon combat at Cova de Ocell near... Read more

23 Apr 2015

thumb German competition climber Sebastian Halenke has continued his impressive run of form in ticking-off British testpieces whilst on... Read more

22 Apr 2015

thumb 18 year old Anak Verhoeven from Belgium has made the 4th female ascent of Chris Sharma's Era Vella, 9a, at Margalef,... Read more

21 Apr 2015

thumb Ted Kingsnorth has made the first ascent of a link-up joining 8b into 8b at , to produce The Terminator - at an unconfirmed... Read more

21 Apr 2015

thumb A major rockslide has occurred on the  - also known as the Stawamus Chief - in Canada. No climbers or... Read more

21 Apr 2015

thumb Dai Koyamada has repeated Yasha and Minerva, both ~8B+, at Mizugaki, Japan. I've done 2 problems of V14 [8B+] at Mizugaki in... Read more

20 Apr 2015

thumb A group of nine mountaineers have had thousands of pounds stolen by their Himalayan tour operator. The team of eight... Read more

20 Apr 2015

thumb Oli Grounsell has made the fourth ascent of 8c+ at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales, just two weeks after James Mchaffie... Read more

20 Apr 2015

thumb US climber Ronnie Dickson believes he has become the first above-knee amputee to climb V10/7C+ with an ascent of in... Read more

20 Apr 2015

thumb At the start of June last year, DMM loaded up the van with climbing gear and a small exhibition stand to visit Bornholm for... Read more

18 Apr 2015

thumb Toshi Takeuchi has made the 4th ascent of Dai Koyamda's Orochi, ~8C, at Kanoto, Japan. This was Toshi's first of the grade,... Read more

17 Apr 2015

thumb It's rare to see animated climbing and mountaineering films, and it's safe to say that tonight's Friday Night... Read more

17 Apr 2015

thumb The gritstone keeps on giving! In what seems to have become a rare occurrence these days, Dave Sutcliffe has found... Read more

17 Apr 2015

thumb Good conditions in Fontainebleau lately has meant multiple hard repeats from various perps. Sean McColl flashed , ~8B, and... Read more

16 Apr 2015

thumb Alex Megos has had a good day at Diamond falls in the Blue Mountains, even by his own (high) standards, repeating five 8b+'s and... Read more

16 Apr 2015

thumb Climbing - by its very nature - is challenging. Add in a physical disability such as a broken neck, lack of an arm or leg... Read more

16 Apr 2015

thumb 20 year-old visiting German climber Sebastian Halenke has made short work of ​ 8c at , climbing it on his second... Read more

15 Apr 2015

thumb Jordan and Naomi Buys have rediscovered a 'new' bouldering venue near Exley Quarry in Calderdale. The boulder was initially... Read more

14 Apr 2015

thumb The 23rd edition of the Piolets d'Or took place between Courmayeur and Chamonix on the 11th April, honouring the major feats... Read more

14 Apr 2015

thumb 10 year-old Josh Ibbertson has redpointed his second and third 8a sport routes in Margalef, Spain with ascents of and . Josh... Read more

14 Apr 2015

thumb The Ledge has published a podcast with Ben Moon, a climbing legend who really shouldn't need an introduction, especially not... Read more

13 Apr 2015

thumb Florence Pinet has repeated Mind control, 8c, at Oliana, and Esclatamasterrs, 8c+, at Perles. She needed three sessions for the... Read more

13 Apr 2015

thumb James Mchaffie and Pete Robins have made the second ascent of the three-pitch route E8 7a at Twll Mawr in North Wales, 28 years... Read more

12 Apr 2015

thumb Angy Eiter has repeated Chris Sharma's popular Era Vella, 9a, at Margalef, Spain. This is her third of the grade after Hades... Read more

11 Apr 2015

thumb Kazuma Watanabe has made the first repeat of Dai Koyamada's Eternal at Hinokage, a problem Dai estimated to be around 8C or 8C+... Read more

10 Apr 2015

thumb Johnny Dawes is one of Britain's climbing legends, with bold first ascents including Indian Face E9, Gaia E8 and The End of The... Read more

9 Apr 2015

thumb Alex Megos has made the first ascent of Schweinebaumeln, a ~35m Lee Cossey project at Elpinstone in the Blue Mountains,... Read more

9 Apr 2015

thumb Griffin Whiteside has made the 5th ascent of Nalle Hukkataival's The Globalist, ~8B+, at Sipoo, near Helsinki,... Read more

9 Apr 2015

thumb Sean McColl has made the 2nd flash ascent of Elephunk, ~8B, at Fontainebleau. Jimmy Webb flashed it last year. For Sean it was... Read more

8 Apr 2015

thumb On 1st April VauxWall hosted our 6th #VauxComp. This event was our Marmot Edition with the biggest prize giveaway to date! The... Read more

7 Apr 2015

thumb Jakob Schubert has made the second ascent of Nalle Hukkataival's BŁgeleisen sds, ~8C, at Maltatal in southern Austria. WHAT... Read more

7 Apr 2015

thumb James Mchaffie has climbed ​ 8c+ at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales. The route is a tricky classic which was put up... Read more

6 Apr 2015

thumb Ramon Julian Puigblanque has had a rather productive week off training, repeating two 9a+'s and two 9a's in three days. In his Read more

6 Apr 2015

thumb Sheffield-based climber Alex Barrows has climbed his first 9a - in Margalef, Spain. The 45 metre long route - first climbed... Read more

3 Apr 2015

thumb Tonight's Friday Night Video from Patagonia and Duct Tape Then Beer productions tells a story made up... Read more

3 Apr 2015

thumb 18 year-old Ellis Butler-Barker has made the second ascent of  8c+ at Anstey's Cove and is now potentialy the... Read more

3 Apr 2015

thumb Michael Piccolruaz has made the first ascent of La grosse Tarlouze, ~8C, on the Bruno/Bach block at Magic Wood,... Read more

2 Apr 2015

thumb A new mid-grade, 160-metre multi-pitch route that starts at the bottom of Twll Mawr has become the longest sport... Read more

1 Apr 2015

thumb 50% off new ultralight gear from Alpkit - exciting developments from outdoor specialists Alpkit as they shake up the industry... Read more

1 Apr 2015

thumb *April Fool alert - this article is factually incorrect and contains poor jokes. You can breathe a sigh of relief - the... Read more