Christmas is coming... Part 2

Gear guide Christmas is coming... Part 2

Four new products are presented to you: the Synchro Jacket (Mountain Hardwear), the T-Rocks (Five Ten), the Vertigo 40 (Osprey) and the Access (Five Ten). Merry Christmas

Young climbers in Albertville

Competition Young climbers in Albertville

Good results for our young climbers during the Open International des Jeunes in Albertville (France). Mathilde Brumagne finished 2nd in Youth B and Alix Graftiaux got the

Christmas is coming...

Gear guide Christmas is coming...

... And we are proud to present you the new gifts for under your Christmas tree. 3 new items: the Apex Hooded Infusion Jacket (The North Face), the Dryzones (Dampire) and

Belgian Boulder Cup 2003

Competition Belgian Boulder Cup 2003

The first edition of the Belgian Boulder Cup is over. All the results are known. First places for Marius Oniga (Men A), Chloé Graftiaux (Ladies A), Michael Timmermans (Me

UIAA Worldcup in Edimburg

Competition UIAA Worldcup in Edimburg

It is done! With a fourth place in Edimburg, Muriel Sarkany finish first of the UIAA Worldcup 2003. She reach her goal with a final victory in both major competitions of


Rock Razorblade!

A new 8c-route at Freyr? It is possible. Last saturday Nicolas Favresse succeeded to do the first ascent of Razorblade (8c) on the south face of the Al'Leg

Bleau Open Bouldering Sensation 2003

Competition Bleau Open Bouldering Sensation 2003

Chloë Graftiaux and Jorg Verhoeven won last week the Bleau Open Bouldering Sensation 2003. Ivan Moreels, Francis Dierick and Jean-Louis Wertz provide for us amazing pictu

Muriel wins again

Competition Muriel wins again

After 3 unsuccessfull months, Muriel Sarkany tasted the happiness of victory again. She won last saturday the UIAA Worldcup of Kranj (SLO) just before her strongest oppon

Ludovic is back in Belgium

Competition Ludovic is back in Belgium

After winning the Blok Challenge last year, frenchman Ludovic Stelmaszyk is back in Belgium for a new serie of victories. The first of these was last sunday in Hungaria (

Eiter geht weiter

Competition Eiter geht weiter

Again! The austrian Angela Eiter won last week the UIAA worldcup in Valence (FR). Muriel Sarkany finishes 2nd and stays in first position for the final victory. The mens'

Bouldering in Fontainebleau

Rock Bouldering in Fontainebleau

10 strong climbers made a trip in the french Fontainebleau and came back with a report and marvelous pictures (article written by Ivan Moreels in Dutch).

BCC Boulder 1st stage

Competition BCC Boulder 1st stage

48 climbers have taken place in Roc House (Brussels) for the first stage of the new Belgian Climbing Cup. Muriel Sarkany won the ladies competition. By the men, victory o

Masque à gaz

Rock Masque à gaz

Good conditions in Freyr! Nicolas Favresse opens and sends Masque à gaz in the Al'Legne. This route makes 50 meters length and got a cotation of 8b!

Website of the month

Links Website of the month

Udini, the Udo Neumann's personal website of is more than a freaky climbing site. To discover it, read the article of Bart (in Dutch).

UIAA World Cup Aprica

Competition UIAA World Cup Aprica

Not Alex Chabot and Muriel Sarkany did win this fifth stage of the World Cup in Aprica, but Ramón Julian Puigblanque and Angela Eiter. Muriel got the third place though a

Arco Rock Master

Competition Arco Rock Master

No victory for Muriel Sarkany this year. She finish 2nd in the onsight and redpoint routes after the Austrian Angela Eiter.

Shingen again!

Rock Shingen again!

Jerry Baets climb last saturday the famous 8b+ Shingen, one week after Dave Graham! Who's next?

Shingen, by Dave Graham

Rock Shingen, by Dave Graham

On the first day of his initiation on the belgian limestone, Dave Graham sent Shingen (8b+) from the first try. He is the first non-belgian climber to repeat the rou

Serre-Chevalier 2003

Competition Serre-Chevalier 2003

After her great performance at the World Championship in Chamonix last week, Muriel Sarkany was this week-end in Serre-Chevalier for the Mondial d'Escalade. Sorry for thi

UIAA Worldchampionship in Chamonix

Competition UIAA Worldchampionship in Chamonix

Hubert comes back from Chamonix where he followed last week the 4 belgian climbers participating to the bouldering, speed and difficulty Worldchampionships. Here is his r

Tabir Sarrail

Rock Tabir Sarrail

Discovered a few weeks ago, Tabir Sarrail could be a good spot for everybody searching for boulder in a quite cool area. Ivan Moreels reports about his discovery. (Articl

Muriel, World Champion

Competition Muriel, World Champion

For the first time in her carreer, Muriel Sarkany holds the title of World Champion. This weekend at Chamonix (FRA) she became first before Emilie Pouget and Sandrine Lev


Rock Batwoman

Muriel Sarkany bags her first 8b in belgium, Batman at the (already?) world famous Carrière de Jaminon at Pepinster. Two years ago she already climbed 8b at Arco (ITA)

8b for Alexis Mikolajzak

Rock 8b for Alexis Mikolajzak

A tradition wants that we make mention of all 8b belgian ascents on this site. The problem is that more and more local climbers reach this level... For example, Alexis Mi

Live from Modave & Pepinster

Rock Live from Modave & Pepinster

They are no oldtimers. They climb 8b at least. Their name are Jean-François Roba and Jean-Marc Arnould who sent Du Glucose Pour le Moineau (8b) in the Porche de Roiseux (

Itinéraire Bis... onsight!

Rock Itinéraire Bis... onsight!

The suisse Cédric Lachat is probably the first to climb a Belgian 8b onsight. Itinéraire Bis at the Rocher du Trou Margritte is the masterpiece on this very overhanging r

La folle... repeated

Rock La folle... repeated

Last monday Raphael Kergen repeated La folle Traverée du Pigéon (8b+) at the Carrière Jaminon (Pepinster). De route was opened last year by Jean-Louis Wertz and is a

New products for the summer

Gear guide New products for the summer

Are you looking for the new products of the summer 2003? Here they are (article in French). This week, we are proud to present you the Alchemy jacket (Mountain Hardwear),

UIAA Worldcup Yekaterinburg

Competition UIAA Worldcup Yekaterinburg

Good prestations for our two belgian tenniswomen at Roland Garros, but unfortunately no podium this time for Muriel Sarkany in Yekaterinburg (RU). The final victory comes

God S(h)ave the Queen

Rock God S(h)ave the Queen

We are very proud to present you our first edition of Route of the Month for 2003 (in French) with Bram Honorez in God S(h)ave the Queen at Freyr.

European Youth Cup Arco

Competition European Youth Cup Arco

40°C in Arco (IT) this week-end. But a lot of good results for our young belgian climbers: Loïc Timmermans finishes first for his first international competition (Male C)


Rock Slideshow

Take a look at this slideshow with the best pictures of Olivier Rouquette during his last trip to Fontainebleau.

Muriel Sarkany

Competition Muriel Sarkany

Interview with Muriel Sarkany, 4 times winner of the UIAA Worlcup (in french). A belgian woman on top!

Goldfinger IV

Competition Goldfinger IV

Fourth edition of the International Masters Goldfinger at Klimax, fourth victory for Martina Cufar at the womens' category. French Alexandre Chabot won the mens' competit

8b at 45

Rock 8b at 45

Georges Feller proves that a 45-year old has not done with climbing. Last weekend he climbed Batman (8b) at the Carrière Jaminon (Pepinster). The route was freeclimbed fo

Belgian Boulder 2003

Competition Belgian Boulder 2003

Chloe Graftiaux and Jérôme Abraham are the winners of Boulder 2003. Find here the results, the article by Tintin (in French) and a great slideshow with the best pictures

Climb 2003

Competition Climb 2003

Nicolas Favresse and Chloé Graftiaux are the winners of Climb 2003. Read our article about the competition.

Belgian Championship of ski-alpinism

Alpinisme Belgian Championship of ski-alpinism

François Mathus is the winner of the third edition of the Belgian Championship of ski-alpinism. These found place a few weeks ago in the Gastlosen (Switzerland). Read our

Climb Junior 2003

Competition Climb Junior 2003

Climb Junior 2003 is over. 68 young climbers reached Liège this week-end to fight against the beautiful routes opened by the Top Rock's team. Here the results. [update] B

Open Blok Challenge: final results

Competition Open Blok Challenge: final results

This week finished the fourth and last round of the Open Blok Challenge 2002-2003. The winners are respectively Kim Anthoni for the ladies and the French Ludovic Stelmasz