Each alpinist has his story. For Maarten Muylle, since last autumn. In the ascent of the Mont Brulé (Arolla), he discovers what "bivouac" means. A little promenade became
You have climbing injuries but you don't know how to manage the disaster... read this review written by Tijl (in french).
Bruno Bosilo send us today a beautiful article (in french) and slideshow of his last trip to Jordan.
Third and last manche of the Belgian Climbing Cup this weekend in Altitude Sport (Doische). The results are already known.
No doubt, there are winners in all categories.
Third and last article over the american bigwalls. Raf Elst and Gorik Dirix take us to the lowest crag of the Yosemite valley (article in dutch).
One week after the oldtimers, Kranj welcomed the last European Youth Cup of the year.
Three Belgian girls made there what we were waiting for.
6th place for Mathilde Brum
Second episode of our trip to Yosemite. This time, Gorik Dirix and Raf Elst take us through the most amazing routes of all US. Want to join the team (article in Dutc
No victory for Muriel Sarkany during the last UIAA Worldcup at Kranj. She finishes 5th and takes the 2nd place at the final UIAA Worldcup ranking. With a victory in Slove
Séan Villanueva and Nicolas Favresse were in the Yosemite one month ago. They came back with beautiful pictures and a lot of stories.
Discover their experience between o
The suspense goes through. Brno in Czech Republic didn't give us the final ranking of the 2004 UIAA Wordlcup... Muriel Sarkany finished 5th when Angela Eiter finished onl
Jérôme Abraham sent yesterday Esperanza, new 8b+ on the Al'Legne south face, at Freyr.
Muriel Sarkany wins this week-end the victory of the UIAA Worldcup of Valence (France). She was the only to send the route of final with her extraordinary slow-motio
The battle for the final victory of the UIAA Worldcup 2004 is pending.
This week-end in Aprica (Italy), Muriel Sarkany finished 11th. Her strongest opponent, austrian Ang
The Belgian Commission for Competition Climbing sent us today the final results of the first Belgian Climbing Cup competititon wich takes places last saturday&
This formula is not mathematics. It is the Golden 9, 9 routes on the north face of the Mérinos at Freyr.
Olivier Coenen sent it all in one day and received for this succe
Muriel Sarkany finished 2nd at the UIAA World Cup of Shanghai. She is still leading the temporary WC ranking with over 65 points on the Austrian Angela Eiter (who won thi
Enjoy the report of an expedition to the top of Europe by the famous Route Royale. The story of a try by Herman Desmet (article in French).
Muriel Sarkany is challenging a 6th final victory in the UIAA Worldcup. Well done Muriel, a step over! She won this weekend the Marbella meeting.
Tomas Mrazek took t
Our boulder specialist Ivan Moreels find a way to leave Belgium this summer and discover a new boulder paradise in France, Tralenta: a real paradise with water and things
Believe it or not, Freyr has a new 8b on her tables. Opened and sent by Werner Hofmans, the combination calls DSG.
100 meters below following the river, yo
Nothing stops Muriel Sarkany. In the french Chamonix, she fought against rain, wind and other competitors to win the third round of the UIAA Worldcup 2004. Angela Ei
Four Belgian reached Italy this week for the European Climbing Championship. Without Sarkany, they did the best they could to represent Belgium on the plastic roc structu
Do you like climbing pictures? Werner Van Steen is one of the best belgian photographer. Find here a selection of his pictures.
Do you want more? Reach his website: bould
Muriel Sarkany sent last monday the famous Basilique de Koekelberg (Brussels). Hubert was on the top and took pictures of her. Take a look at the results (in french).
Here we are. The Belgian Climbing Network publishes its first test around climbing shoes. Four models under the spotlights (in french)!
Somebody said us that Kalymnos will be in the next few months the newclimbing Mecca. Maybe... Look and enjoy this article of Kurt Withouck (in french).
Last week-end, three Belgians participated to the UIAA Worldcup of Imst, second step of the tournament. Muriel Sarkany made her best but finished after two Austrians girl
Our national symbol, Manneken Pis get last month an amazing new clothes packet. He became alpinist! Report by André Stoop (in french).
Once the hardest route at Freyr and still a must if you want to prove your top class: Shingen (8b+) has seen its 7th (or 8th, we lost count somewhere) repeat, by&nb
We just learned from our inside-contact Séan that Nicolas Favresse managed to climb Estado Critico (9a) at Siurana (Spain). Congrats!!!
We hope to give you some more
Nicolas Favresse is without doubt the strongest Belgian rock climber of the moment. Within the same week he managed to open and liberate two 8b-routes at Freyr. La vie es
Natalija Gros wins the first heat of the UIAA Worldcup 2004 at Klimax (Puurs). The men's competition was won by Tomas Mrazek who was the only one to top the finals' route
Freyr is not the best crag in the world, for sure...
Every day we receive reports from our visitors climbing aroud the world. This time, Guy Van den Bergh & le clan l
First European Youth Cup in Genève and first victory for the belgian Chloé Graftiaux in Youth A.
Her sister Alix Graftiaux, and Mathilde Brumagne take a fifth place in th
Benjamin Fallet comes us back with an article (in French) about his winter holiday in Cimaï (France). Pictures of Florian Castagne.
Discover Werner Hofmans, famous belgian climber: his life, his passion... Just a climber!
The Belgian Climbing Network and 8a.nu have started a partnership. On the main page of our routedatabase you can see the most recent input from Belgia
The first heat of the UIAA Worldcup 2004 will take place at Klimax (Puurs, Belgium) on 22 - 24 april.
All necessary information and ticket ordering is available at the UI
The first Climbing Fair in Belgium will take place at Klimzaal Blok (Wilrijk) on saturday 14 february 2004. More than 20 climbing brands will expose their material to the
It is sure! Klimax will be the first climbing gym to organize an UIAA Worldcup in Belgium. The dates are fixed: from 23 till 25 april 2004.
More details soon: the Belgian
Aline Lambert sent last Sunday Mass Destruction (8a+) at Castillon (Nice). A little bit sooner, saturday exactly, she climbed Massiv Attack (8a). For more information abo
Discover the fantastic Urban climbing pictures that Jean-Louis Wertz took at Sart Tilman (Liège). His friends in action.
Tijl wrote us an article about a Wilderness First Responder course he followed in November. Hopefully he'll never have to use it in real life.
The official website of Nicolas Favresse is now online. To discover a little bit more about his life, feelings and ascents, click on this link!
Happy New Year to everybody from the BCN team.
Our little present is a nice slideshow on Fontainebleau by Martin Calliano.