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Barbara Zangerl


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Bludenz, Austria
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2008-first female bouldering 8b (pura vida/Switzerland) 3 Free climbs on El Capitan (2015 FFA El Nino, 2016 FFA Zodiac, 2017 FFA Magic Mushroom) FFA “Alpine Trilogy” (Kaisers neue Kleider, Silbergeier, End of Silence) FA Gondo Crack 8c/r, Switzerland (trad) FFA Muy Caliente E9/E10, Pembroke/Wales FFA “Prinzip Hoffnung” E9/10, 8b (tradroute, Vorarlberg) Sportclimbs up to 8c+

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Babsi Zangerl on Green Spit  © Babsi Zangerl Collection

The Ticklist #13 - Hard Sport, Highball Bouldering and Horrendous Crack Climbing

In this week's Ticklist, we take a look at some hard sport ascents, Barbara Zangerl's ascent of Greenspit and the usual hard bouldering.

Babsi on pitch 20 (7c)  © Alpsolut Pictures
Babsi on pitch 20 (7c)  © Alpsolut Pictures

The Ticklist #9 - Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Alex Megos, Jimmy Webb and Daniel Woods

Another relatively quiet week globally. Here's a few highlights.

Zangerl climbed the entire route in a continous push without falling  © Reel Rock/Alpsolut Pictures
Zangerl climbed the entire route in a continous push without falling  © Reel Rock/Alpsolut Pictures

News Barbara Zangerl makes 2nd ascent of Kammerlander's Kampfzone (8b+)

Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has made the second ascent of Kampfzone (8b+), a 5-pitch Beat Kammerlander route in the Rätikon, Switzerland. Zangerl's partner, Jacopo Larcher also climbed the route the following day.

Ondra - Bohemian Rhapsody  © Adam Ondra
Ondra - Bohemian Rhapsody  © Adam Ondra

News Post-Lockdown Lowdown - Ascents from Around the World

Throughout the lockdown period, we took the unprecedented step of not reporting on ascents from...

Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl.  © Barbara Zangerl
Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl.  © Barbara Zangerl

News The Nose freed by Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher

Austrian-South Tyrolean couple Barbara 'Babsi' Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have both freed The Nose of El...

Babsi Zangerl frees the Pre-Muir Wall.  © Jacopo Larcher
Babsi Zangerl frees the Pre-Muir Wall.  © Jacopo Larcher

News Free Pre-Muir Wall by Babsi Zangerl

Austrian all-rounder Babsi Zangerl has freed the Pre-Muir Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. This is Babsi's...

Barbara Zangerl on Magic Mushroom, 8b+ MP, El Cap  © Jon Glassberg
Barbara Zangerl on Magic Mushroom, 8b+ MP, El Cap  © Jon Glassberg

News The Path 5.14aR trad, by Zangerl and Larcher

Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have both repeated Sonnie Trotter's The Path, 5.14aR, at Lake Louise, Canada.

Barbara Zangerl and Nina Caprez  © UKC News
Barbara Zangerl and Nina Caprez  © UKC News

Video Neverending Story 8b+: Barbara Zangerl & Nina Caprez

Barbara Zangerl on Magic Mushroom, 8b+ MP, El Cap  © Jon Glassberg
Barbara Zangerl on Magic Mushroom, 8b+ MP, El Cap  © Jon Glassberg

News Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl repeat Magic Mushroom, 8b+ multi pitch on El Capitan


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Steep, overhanging limestone on pockets and edges are where this shoe feels at home  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La Sportiva's extensive rock shoe range, says Nick Brown.

Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear
Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to offer increased protection to the brain from rotational forces. Martin McKenna looks at the Black Diamond Vision MIPS, one of the...

Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting
Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey
One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in...

Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer
Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

At only around 820g, and pitching using trekking poles, the single-skin Distance Tent is not much heavier than a bivvy...

Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood
Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond airNET Harness

At £150 this isn't a cheap option, says Rob Greenwood, but within the category of extremely lightweight, high performance sport...

Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood
Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood

La Sportiva Jackal

"I liked the Jackal from the moment I first put them on and have continued to love them through repeated use" says Rob Greenwood. Designed...


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Full Set of Z4s  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi Zangerl, the Camalot Z4 is the realization of a dream: to have a single-stem cam that stays rigid in-hand, but flexes ...

BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond
BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP foam, an EPS foam puck, and a ABS shell, which keeps the dings and dents at bay, while remaining incredibly lightweight at just 215 grams.

airNET Harness  © Black Diamond
airNET Harness  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our patented airNET Technology—an ultra-breathable fabric for high-end performance sport climbing that distributes loads evenly across the "net"...

Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond
Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Approach Shoes

For Spring/Summer 2020 Black Diamond have introduced a range of Approach Shoes that cover all bases. Whether you're...

La Sportiva Theory and Solution Comp

La Sportiva have two new shoes arriving for SS'20: the Solution Comp and the Theory. Extreme sensitivity combined...

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

The Jackal is a mountain running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances

#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond
#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the #21 Camalot C4

BD Athlete Alex Honnold has never been a fan of wide cracks, or as he puts it a little more bluntly: "Offwidth climbing...


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