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Bleau Open on video by Pofroad

 Bleau Open on video by Pofroad

Our French collegues of pofroad.com made this movie on the Bleau Open Bouldering Sensations of this year. To be seen without moderation on their blog.


Take the time to go to Telendos

Rock Take the time to go to Telendos

Exploited for a couple of years now the cliffs of the Greek island of Kalymnos are among the most famous at the moment. At the point that you have to take your ticket to


Belgian Championship Boulder

 Belgian Championship Boulder

Not less than 46 climbers were this Sunday at the gym Bleau in Ghent. All this for the Belgian Championship Boulder 2007. At the end of a spectacular final here are the r


2007, a golden season for our youngsters

Competition 2007, a golden season for our youngsters

Two weeks ago was the ending of the international competition season. A season that saw Mathilde Brumagne win the European Youth Series in the junior category. André Deba


Belgian Youth Championship

Competition Belgian Youth Championship

They won gold this Saturday during the Belgian youth Championship in the gym Altitude CCM: Mathilde Brumagne and Raphaël Fernandez (Junior), Hélène Dosseray and Siebe Van


Bleau Open 2007: results of a sensational competition

Competition Bleau Open 2007: results of a sensational competition

The Bleau Open Bouldering Sensations 2007 held all its promises. A competition at the international level with an international podium. Among the women, our invincible Ch


Mathilde Brumagne wins in Kranj

Competition Mathilde Brumagne wins in Kranj

By being the only one to top out the final route of the Slovenian round of the European Youth Series, Mathilde Brumagne does better than winning that comp in Kranj. She t


Seán Villanueva does Carabistouilles

Rock Seán Villanueva does Carabistouilles

Who would have thought about it? Our international Seán, king of the slackline, of big walls and now of 8b+. Taking advantages of the winter conditions this Saturday in F


CAB Pakistan Project conferences

Links CAB Pakistan Project conferences

Book your agendas for the conferences of the CAB Pakistan Project (Seán Villanueva, Adam Pustelnik, Olivier and Nicolas Favresse). 7 dates are already announced, the firs


Seán tests the slackline of slack.fr

Gear guide Seán tests the slackline of slack.fr

Until now we were used to by slings for slackline in specialised shops and to build it as we could. Seán Villanueva as a master of the slack discovered the Advanced Kit&n


Muriel Sarkany ends up with bronze in Kranj

Competition Muriel Sarkany ends up with bronze in Kranj

In Kranj this weekend, Muriel Sarkany ends her 15th season at the highest international level. Despite an 8th place in the finals, she gets a bronze medal in the general


Ruben Beckers does 8b+

Rock Ruben Beckers does 8b+

Ruben Beckers aka Sticky Finger is in Turkey for a couple of months, Geyikbayiri more precisely. And this has a good effect knowing his last realization: he does Trebenna


Slackline, for strong sensations

 Slackline, for strong sensations

It was during fall 1999. Sean Villanueva discovered the world of slackline, some sort of balance game on a slightly tight sling. Now he has become a master of it. To disc


Chloé Graftiaux 23rd in Brno

Competition Chloé Graftiaux 23rd in Brno

The season ends less well then it started for Chloé Graftiaux. During the final round of the bouldering World Cup this weekend in Brno in Czech Republic, she ends 23rd. W


The militaries have fun in Chamonix

Competition The militaries have fun in Chamonix

Like each year, the climbers of the Belgian military team went to Chamonix for the Climbing military championship 2007 (7 & 8 November). Result: plenty of medals: 4 g


Back on the World Cup in Valence

Competition Back on the World Cup in Valence

Valence proved once more during the last World Cup that France was really at the top considering the organization. At only one round of the end of the World Cup the fight


Jérôme De Boeck does Carabistouilles

Rock Jérôme De Boeck does Carabistouilles

Jérôme De Boeck reduced a little bit more his list of hard routes to do in Freyr. He did yesterday Carabistouilles, 8b+. Quickly and properly...


Chloé Graftiaux, quene of pull-ups

 Chloé Graftiaux, quene of pull-ups

In Valence this weekend, we could see Chloé Graftiaux win a pull-up contest. Nothing great about it except that she did 27 pull-ups in 30 seconds! Only one boy did b


Sarkany 4th in Valence

Competition Sarkany 4th in Valence

With a 4th place in Valence, Muriel Sarkany gets closer and closer to the final podium of the lead Climbing World Cup. The fight for the win is really tight for the women


Slideshow Tim Teerlinck in Shingen

Rock Slideshow Tim Teerlinck in Shingen

Three months ago Tim Teerlinck did Shingen, the most popular 8b in Freyr. Martijn Sermeus took some pictures of him. Click here to see the result.


Bleau Open: registrations on the 1st of November

 Bleau Open: registrations on the 1st of November

Like each year, the competition Bleau Open Bouldering Sensations is looking great. To know all the details of the event that will take place on the 24th and 25th of Novem


First 8a+ for Chloé Graftiaux

Rock First 8a+ for Chloé Graftiaux

Chloé Graftiaux was also in Greece this week-end, on the island of Telendos. She manages to do Roofopoulos at the sector Totem Pole, her first 8a+. Other sector, other ro


Black Diamond Impact, a pad further

Gear guide Black Diamond Impact, a pad further

The cold season is approaching. As true bouldering specialists, Jan De Smit and Jonas Bracke tested the new crash pad Impact from Black Diamond, successor of the Drop Zon


Brumagne, 1st in Linz

Competition Brumagne, 1st in Linz

After her victory in Warsow, Mathilde Brumagne confirms her domination in the juniors of the European Youth Series. In Linz (Austria) he ended up 1st far ahead of her opp


New 8c for Nicolas Favresse at Kalymnos

Rock New 8c for Nicolas Favresse at Kalymnos

For his second visit on the Greek island of Kalymnos this year Nicolas Favresse still had to do his project he was trying in May. He did it this week-end. The route is ca


The Nant Blanc in video by David Stroobants

 The Nant Blanc in video by David Stroobants

Little trip to the Nant Blanc with David Stroobants. A movie made by David Autheman from TVmountain.com. See it here.


El Percal 8b+ for Mike Lecomte

Rock El Percal 8b+ for Mike Lecomte

Those who took a look at Mike Lecomte?s blog could see he did El Percal his first 8b+ at Tres Pontes in Spain. His training starts to pay well!


FiveTen Anasazi Verde

Gear guide FiveTen Anasazi Verde

Four years have passed since we hadn?t written about FiveTen. Many new models are waited for 2008. Until then read the article that Jérôme wrote about the new Anasazi Ver


Muriel Sarkany 8th in Japan

Competition Muriel Sarkany 8th in Japan

15 years have passed since Japan hosted their last international climbing competition. This week-end the World Cup in Kazo took place with 27 women and 33 men. Muriel Sar


Back on the Worldcup in Puurs

Competition Back on the Worldcup in Puurs

Already two weeks have passed for Klimax II since its first big event. A Worldcup that had everything we expected. We were there: report signed Hubert.


Tom Van den Bergh on top of the Cho Oyu

Alpinisme Tom Van den Bergh on top of the Cho Oyu

We know why we haven?t seen Tom Van den Bergh at Freyr for a long time now. He did the Cho Oyu (8.188 m) the 2nd of October. At 5 a.m. he could admire a splendid sunrise


Siebe Vanhee, interview

 Siebe Vanhee, interview

Siebe Vanhee is a name we?ve seen quite often on the result lists of the youth competitions these last years. We see him now more and more often on our outdoor page with


Sarkany, 5th in Puurs

Competition Sarkany, 5th in Puurs

Good atmosphere but bad weather. That?s what we will remember of the 4th edition of the Worldcup in Puurs. Protected by the ultra-steep wall of Klimax II, Muriel Sarkany


Petzl Sama, a 5 stars harness?

Gear guide Petzl Sama, a 5 stars harness?

Even though it doesn?t happen every day, this summer, we could see the sun a couple of times. In Belgium, we can?t complain. Climbing outdoors is still possible, with a g


Chloé and Muriel are done with Aviles, their impressions

Competition Chloé and Muriel are done with Aviles, their impressions

The 6th and last day of the World Championships was for bouldering. For her 4th day competing, Chloé Graftiaux fought well. Unfortunatly, a couple a centimeters missed in


Muriel Sarkany in silver in Aviles!

Competition Muriel Sarkany in silver in Aviles!

Muriel Sarkany did a good job this Saturday in Aviles. After a final topped out with the strength of her will, she wins the silver medal in the super-final of the Lead Cl


World Championships, bouldering qualification results

Competition World Championships, bouldering qualification results

Another day full yesterday in Aviles. This time it was because of the bouldering qualifications with 77 women and 130 men. And only 20 can stay in course! At that little


World Championships, lead qualification results

Competition World Championships, lead qualification results

Everyone is turned to Aviles where the World Climbing Championships are take place this week. For the lead qualifications, 115 men, 68 women and 52 nations... After two d


Nico Farcy back from Targassone

Rock Nico Farcy back from Targassone

The list of boulder achievements of Nicolas Farcy lengthened seriously on his return from Targassone. 33 problems from 7a counting Matrix, 7c on sight, I shot Sarkonazy a


Spire Pole, direction the Ecrins

Gear guide Spire Pole, direction the Ecrins

Trekking stickes appeared in mountain for some time now. They help on steep and rocky tracks, and offer a great relief during long descents. Black Diamond just created th


Loïc Timmermans begins the competition season brilliantly

Competition Loïc Timmermans begins the competition season brilliantly

The youth competition season began the weekend in The Netherlands. The first stage was at the gym Mountain Network in Nieuwegein for 7 young Belgians. Notice the performa


Belgian attack in Yosemite valley

Alpinisme Belgian attack in Yosemite valley

Our Belgians climbers travel to the States. Three expeditions traveled to the Yosemite in the beginning of September with great projects. The first composed by Stéphane H


CAB Pakistan Project, the pictures

Alpinisme CAB Pakistan Project, the pictures

Sean Villanueva, Olivier, Nico Favresse and Adam Pustelnik have just spent 50 days in Pakistan and climbed over three kilometers of bigwalls. Mission accomplished with on


Down Sweater Vest, light, warm and efficient

Gear guide Down Sweater Vest, light, warm and efficient

The first time you?ll have the Down Sweater Vest from Patagonia you?ll be quite surprised. Really light, comfortable and a great warming capacity. Back from Iceland Lieve


Siebe can?t hold back

Rock Siebe can?t hold back

Siebe Vanhee (15) is living the summer of his life. After a good trip in Freyr, in the Vosges and Rodellar, he?s gone to Orpierre now. After three days and 5 tries he doe


The Belgians on the Dutch coast

Competition The Belgians on the Dutch coast

Boulderen aan Zee took place in The Netherlands last weekend. Bouldering near the sea and with the sunshine, we don?t see that every day. Concerning the Belgian?s results


Pamir 2007 expedition, a half success

Alpinisme Pamir 2007 expedition, a half success

Gone from Belgium since the beginning of August, the expedition Pamir 2007 had one goal, the Pic of independence aka Pic Lénine (7.134 meters) in Kirghizstan. Last Thursd


Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd at La Colmiane

Competition Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd at La Colmiane

Four weeks before the World championship in Avilès (Spain) Chloé Graftiaux made one of her last competition this weekend during the International bouldering Open of la Co


After BAK, BAZ...

Competition After BAK, BAZ...

At the end of June, on the docks of Antwerp stood a new kind of event in Belgium: Boulderen aan de Kaai (BAK). On the 25th and 26th of August it will be the BAZ - Boulder


The North Face Men's Apex Climbing Pant

Gear guide The North Face Men's Apex Climbing Pant

The biggest range of movement, a protection against the bad weather and a good comfort. It is usually what we require from climbing clothes. The North Face tried to answe


The Worldcup in Puurs looking good

Links The Worldcup in Puurs looking good

The new wall in Puurs became reality. Klimax II is finished and wants to become one of the nicest climbing walls in Europe. Look at this huge wall on this picture. Inaugu


Sarkany misses the podium in Qinghai

Competition Sarkany misses the podium in Qinghai

The result was played on a single move during the 4th round of the IFSC Lead Climbing Worldcup de Qinghai. 4th, Muriel Sarkany. This looks good for the World Champio


Siebe?s adventures in Rodellar

Rock Siebe?s adventures in Rodellar

Siebe Vanhee is quite happy. He comes back from Rodellar with a nice list of hard route: two 8a+ and a couple of 8a, one of them on sight: Coliseum. All this in about ten


The companions on vacation

Rock The companions on vacation

Every year it?s the same thing. Benjamin Fallet and Jérôme De Boeck go out for a couple of weeks in the south to do some hard routes. Mission accomplished with El Salto d


Tim Teerlinck does Shingen

Rock Tim Teerlinck does Shingen

Tim Teerlinck did Shingen this Thursday in Freyr. Small route, small holds, but an 8b with quite some reputation. We guess he isn?t the only one seeking some shade o


Chloé Graftiaux, 4e in l'Argentière la Bessée

Competition Chloé Graftiaux, 4e in l'Argentière la Bessée

Due to its success, the number of participants at the International bouldering Open of l'Argentière la Bessée (FR) was 240 last weekend. Among them only one Belgian, Chlo


The Solution, designed for bouldering

Gear guide The Solution, designed for bouldering

Begin 2007 we were happy to hear that La Sportiva would produce a new climbing shoe. To be honnest we wait since 2005. We finally discovered the most innovative climbing


CAB Pakistan Project, the website

Links CAB Pakistan Project, the website

Nicolas, Olivier Favresse and Sean Villanueva passed once again in big wall mode. Since the end of June their objective is the valley of Charakusa in Pakistan. This


Sarkany, 9th in Serre-Che

Competition Sarkany, 9th in Serre-Che

This Sunday at 2pm the finales of the 18th Internationaux d'escalade took place in Serre-Chevalier. Odd schedule for a finale caused by the water flood whi


Brumagne wins in Warsaw

Competition Brumagne wins in Warsaw

Two weeks after Leipzig where she finished 2nd, Mathilde Brumagne finally won her first international competition. During the 4th stage of the European You


Sarkany, 2nd on the foot of the Mont Blanc

Competition Sarkany, 2nd on the foot of the Mont Blanc

15.000 spectators staged this friday the 3rd round of the IFSC Lead Climbing Worldcup in Chamonix. Once again a succeeding competition for Muriel Sarkany who finished 2nd


BD Demon Pack, strong and reliable

Gear guide BD Demon Pack, strong and reliable

The Black Diamond Demon Pack made a great impression on us. On the hills or on the foot of the cliffs. Strong and reliable: Black Diamond for sure... A test carried out b


Brumagne leads the youth delegation in Leipzig

Competition Brumagne leads the youth delegation in Leipzig

Thanks to her great experience Mathilde Brumagne leaded once again our youth team during the third round of the European Youth Series in Leipzig. 2nd among the juniors, s


Patagonia 2007, the dream continues!

Alpinisme Patagonia 2007, the dream continues!

This Saturday 8th of May 2007, his feet are going to step once again on the frozen walls of the Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Sean Villanueva is back after one year, without the


The docks of the Escaut on fire!

Competition The docks of the Escaut on fire!

Great success for the organizers of Boulderen aan de Kaai. Public, music and a good weather ensured the success of the event. 92 competitors and climbers from all around


Sébastien Berthe redpoints John Bee

Rock Sébastien Berthe redpoints John Bee

Sébastien Berthe seared to himself to do a Belgian 8a at 13. He did it this Saturday by redpointing John Bee Delight Watch at Freyr. Two months after his first 8 in the G


Mammut Pro & Velpro: for the pros???

Gear guide Mammut Pro & Velpro: for the pros???

Mammut made some great effort since their first climbing shoes. The Swiss are now (almost) at the same level then the other great brands. New illustration with the climbi


Graftiaux, 6th at Fiera di Primiero

Competition Graftiaux, 6th at Fiera di Primiero

Chloé Graftiaux alternates good and bad. Two weeks after Grindelwald where she missed the semi, she gets a 6th place in the finale of the stage at Fiera di Primiero. At o


Ski trekking at the Grand Combin

Alpinisme Ski trekking at the Grand Combin

Wim De Bruyn and Peter Van Hoof will fly out to Chili next September. Their goal: to ascend and go down by skiing a maximum of summits between 3000 and 6000 meters. Last


Durnal, climbing cool

Rock Durnal, climbing cool

Encouraged by the edition of the new guidebook of Durnal edited by the VBSF (Flemish Mountainering Federation), we asked ourselves: why not go there and have a look to se


No final for Muriel in Zürich

Competition No final for Muriel in Zürich

Did the passing of torch occur this weekend in Zürich? One could believe it seeing the finalists list of the second round of the IFSC Lead Climbing Worldcup. Six of them


New LedLenser HeadFire Revolution headlamp

Gear guide New LedLenser HeadFire Revolution headlamp

Headlamps, there aren?t only the most famous. Some brands even manage to produce a quality material at the same level as other brand commonly known. It?s the case of LedL


Belgians in difficulty in Grindelwald

Competition Belgians in difficulty in Grindelwald

None of our climber gone to Grindelwald this weekend could manage the boulders proposed during the qualifications. A Swiss stage of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup to


Becoming international judge, easy...

Competition Becoming international judge, easy...

One week after presenting the work of of two aspirant route setters, it was time for us to introduce the most thankless job of a competition: judge. Masters of the rules,


Boulderen aan de Kaai, Saturday 30th of June

 Boulderen aan de Kaai, Saturday 30th of June

Yeah, it?s going to be great! A bouldering competition just next to the Escaut in Antwerp. A kind of contest never seen in Belgium for ages. Mark 'Boulderen aan de Kaai'


Chloé Graftiaux explodes the holds in Argonay

Competition Chloé Graftiaux explodes the holds in Argonay

It has become a habit. Each time Chloé Graftiaux takes part in a competition in France, she beats the best bouldering climbers of the country. This time it was during the


A lexicon for climbing?

 A lexicon for climbing?

In one way or an another manufacturers compete to ease the lecture of their catalogue to make it a pleasant moment to pass. Petzl is part of them in 2007 with a brick of


International routesetter, not just a game!

Competition International routesetter, not just a game!

Belgium is full of talents. Girls on the top levels, plenty of international judges and quite many quality routesetters. Among them Jérôme De Boeck and Olivier Coenen dec


The benjamins in Imst this time

Competition The benjamins in Imst this time

Every weekend is full in Imst; Two weeks after the worldcup and one week after the juniors, it was the benjamins' turn to climb during the Youth Color Climbing Festival t


A trip to Ukraine for Chloé Graftiaux

Competition A trip to Ukraine for Chloé Graftiaux

Trips forges our caracter. Invited as guest for the Ukrainian Verticals in Kiev, Chloé Graftiaux made that experience. She ends 8th of competition with quite odd rules. O


The Belgians on top of an 8000

Alpinisme The Belgians on top of an 8000

There are now 40 Belgians who have topped an 8000. With the 5 climbers on the Everest last week, it was impossible for us to forget the update of the long list updat


New website for Nicolas Favresse

Links New website for Nicolas Favresse

These last days, Nicolas Favresse is completing his training for his expedition on the big walls of Pakistan (he leaves at the end of June with brother Olivier and Sean V


5 Belgians on the summit of Mount Everest

Alpinisme 5 Belgians on the summit of Mount Everest

Many Belgians on the top of Mount Everest this week. Firstly Bjorn Vandewege, Steven Maginelle and Stein Tant got to the summit by the north followed a couple of days lat


Muriel Sarkany, 2nd in Imst

Competition Muriel Sarkany, 2nd in Imst

For her return to the international competition, Muriel Sarkany did a great performance this Saturday. She gets a second place at the inaugural round of Lead climbing Wor


Fitted in 4x4 with Montrail Java

Gear guide Fitted in 4x4 with Montrail Java

Montrail does not produce only climbing shoes. It is even known for its trail running shoes in mountain. From where the name (mon-trail)... In any case the new Java Gore-


Belclimb changes its look for 2007

 Belclimb changes its look for 2007

Like if they don?t do enough now, the redaction has been secretly preparing for a couple of months to propose a new version of Belclimb. Knowing we wouldn?t be anything w


Muriel Sarkany, her projects for 2007

 Muriel Sarkany, her projects for 2007

Just before the beginning of the lead Worldcup - the first round will be at Imst this week-end ? Muriel Sarkany granted an interview to our fellow-members of the website


Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd on the island of la Réunion

Competition Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd on the island of la Réunion

For the first time in the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup?s history, the intention to become an Olympic sport encouraged the authorities to organize a round of the Worldcu


Everest « sans frontières » for Marjolein De Bruycker

Alpinisme Everest « sans frontières » for Marjolein De Bruycker

At the age of 27 Marjolein De Bruycker is mostly known for her ascension of the Cho Oyu without oxygen in 2004. Right now, she is at the bottom of the Everest to try to p


Hall, a round to forget for Chloé Graftiaux

Competition Hall, a round to forget for Chloé Graftiaux

The sloppers took away the hopes of Chloé Graftiaux during the third round of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup this weekend in Hall (Austria). 21st, far behind the


Canyoning in Lombardia, the guidebook

cany Canyoning in Lombardia, the guidebook

With the Lombardia in Italy lays a real treasure. The region located under the Swiss boarder is filed with canyons. In 2005 the guidebook Canyoning in Lombardia, written


Solo Blocco, May 22nd

 Solo Blocco, May 22nd

Our partner La Sportiva joins De Klimmuur in Den Haag to organise Solo Blocco, a free bouldering competition. Date: Tuesday 22nd of May. Other attraction of the even


Jean-Louis Wertz, official website

Links Jean-Louis Wertz, official website

The website of the photographer Jean-Louis Wertz is online. To dream about cliffs, mountains or nature, we advise you to take a look on www.jlwertz.be.


Graftiaux misses the final at Sofia

Competition Graftiaux misses the final at Sofia

At Sofia for the second stage of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup Chloé Graftiaux misses the final for little. One attempt too much in the qualifications offers her a&n


Wool vs polyester, fight or debate?

Gear guide Wool vs polyester, fight or debate?

85 Euros. Why should a Patagonia freak buy a technical undergarment that expensive? Breathable, light, well designed, it seems that the Wool 2 Zip Neck has everythin


The youngest Belgian 8a for Sébastien Berthe

Rock The youngest Belgian 8a for Sébastien Berthe

At 13, Sébastien Berthe did last week his first 8a, an unequaled performance in Belgium. Planet Groove in the Gorges du Tarn. Eric Berthe, the father, is proud of his son


Brumagne, 1st at Marseille

Competition Brumagne, 1st at Marseille

Mathilde Brumagne wins among the Juniors at l'Open International Jeunes of Marseille. Nice when we know she is ahead of all the French girls who are in their selections f


Some 8c for Nicolas Favresse at Kalymnos

 Some 8c for Nicolas Favresse at Kalymnos

For his 27 years, Nicolas Favresse made this Wednesday a new 8c on the Greek island of Kalymnos, Lucky Luca. His second stay after Los Kukos. Nicolas must now open new pr


A guide to know every corner of the Alpes

Alpinisme A guide to know every corner of the Alpes

1 kilo of condensed information about over 178 summits of the Alpes. With such a weight, we can expect a true bible. Well, this thought has become true thanks to 2 German


Jérôme De Boeck does his first 8c

Rock Jérôme De Boeck does his first 8c

Jérôme De Boeck entered yesterday the very small club of the Belgian 8c climbers. His latest accomplishment: Adieu Wolfgang in the Gorges du Tarn. We wish him many others


The Primus PrimeLite DP, light, too light

Gear guide The Primus PrimeLite DP, light, too light

Nothing such as three month of vacation to test completely the last Primus headlamp, the PrimeLite DP. Gone in Thailand Thailand, Tijl used it in every way possible. Conc


Graftiaux 3rd in Erlangen

Competition Graftiaux 3rd in Erlangen

One year after her first steps on the international circuit, Chloé Graftiaux get last saturday her first podium: 3rd at the initial round of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Wor


Ascension of the Great Trango Tower

Alpinisme Ascension of the Great Trango Tower

Our young aren?t only formed in sports climbing at a high level. The Vlaamse Bergsport en Speleofederatie recently promoted the beginning of Mount Coach, a program design


Nico Favresse interviewed in Escalade Mag

 Nico Favresse interviewed in Escalade Mag

The last number of the French magazine Escalade Mag contains an interview of Nicolas Favresse. He talks about his past, his present and his future. To know everything, cl


Muriel Sarkany, 3rd at Shenzen

Competition Muriel Sarkany, 3rd at Shenzen

When her compatriots where fighting for the Belgian title at Puurs, Muriel Sarkany was kindly invited in China for the Shenzen International Masters. Goodlooking for 2007


Tonsai, paradise of climbing

Rock Tonsai, paradise of climbing

Fed up with every day's stress? Want a break? Just go to Tonsai. This little island in Thailand is a real Paradise for climbers. See, sun and climbing. Two weeks, three m


Brumagne and Favresse Belgian Champions 2007

Competition Brumagne and Favresse Belgian Champions 2007

Nicolas Favresse succeeded his comeback. After being two years away from the Belgian competitions, he took back his title by realizing on sight the finale of the Belgian


Klimmalaya and Koa-Rong 2, a good combination

Alpinisme Klimmalaya and Koa-Rong 2, a good combination

In August 2006, six youngs from the Klimmalaya team made their first attempt on a 6000 of the Indian Himalaya. Supported by Lut Vivijs and Jan Vanhees (8000 summiters), t


Master's Edge for Olivier Coenen

Rock Master's Edge for Olivier Coenen

Master's Edge isn't « that hard ». It?s what we could think watching the grade: E7 6c. But when we know that only one teanut protects the whole pitch, we can congratulate


Mountain Wilderness, to protect the mountain but at what cost?

Alpinisme Mountain Wilderness, to protect the mountain but at what cost?

Mountain Wilderness arrived in Belgium in February. The locale section?s goal will be to inform and to act to respect its first objective: the preservation of the mountai


37 Belgians climbed an 8000 meters summit at this day

Alpinisme 37 Belgians climbed an 8000 meters summit at this day

In 2006, 5 Belgians added their name to the list of the people who climbed an 8000 meters summit in the Himalaya. They are now 37 and realized together 51 ascensions. 200


La Sportiva, Belclimb?s partner

 La Sportiva, Belclimb?s partner

The famous mountain shoe brand La Sportiva has decided to become a partner of Belclimb. For sure, in 2007, we will present you some nice innovations from the italian comp


Using the Spot headlamp is adopting it

Gear guide Using the Spot headlamp is adopting it

The Spot headlamp of Black Diamond offers a good compromise for the climbers/mountaineers we are. France, Switzerland, Belgium, Hubert tested it in every way possible...


Sean Villanueva and Mike Lecomte attack the Fitz Roy

 Sean Villanueva and Mike Lecomte attack the Fitz Roy

Sean Villanueva and Mike Lecomte aren?t at their first try. One year after their performance in Patagonia, they are back to try once more the Fitz Roy. One objective in m


Exclusive interview with Dixie Dansercoer!

Alpinisme Exclusive interview with Dixie Dansercoer!

Impossible to let this pass! Dixie Dansercoer, one of the rare adventurers of the poles of our country will leave in a couple of days for the Arctic Ocean. Objective: to


Stopped at 50 meters from the Aconcagua?s summit

Alpinisme Stopped at 50 meters from the Aconcagua?s summit

This happened last week at thousands of kilometers from here. The expedition Aconcagua 2007 with its ten Belgian climbers was very close from reaching the highest summit


8a boulder for Jan de Smit

Rock 8a boulder for Jan de Smit

Jan de Smit, almost resident of Bleau, just managed to do the combination Bérézina-Carnage, sit down start at the Bas Cuvier. Two extra moves who gives a grading of 8a. S


Mention for Nicolas Favresse at the Golden Piton Awards

Rock Mention for Nicolas Favresse at the Golden Piton Awards

Can you do better? If we asked him this question Nicolas Favresse would answer "without any doubt". For the Golden Piton Awards 2006, the famous magazine Climbing decerne


Vertical Event 2007, a nice demonstration

Competition Vertical Event 2007, a nice demonstration

The Vertical Event was once again climbing?s party last Saturday at Entre Ciel et Terre in Louvain-la-Neuve. The x-treme route and the Joutes allowed some hundred climber


No more cold with Patagonia?s Capilene 3 Zip Neck

Gear guide No more cold with Patagonia?s Capilene 3 Zip Neck

It still isn?t really the winter, not too cold yet. It was already like that a couple of weeks ago at Fontainebleau. Moment when Tijl tested his new Capilene® 3 Zip Neck


A DVD to win for rope lovers

 A DVD to win for rope lovers

Petzl and Beal organise until the 28th February a nice contest about ropes... Principle: answer 9 super easy questions and win the last DVD Petzl the Best Of! By the way,


Belclimb looking for a new logo

 Belclimb looking for a new logo

Only a couple of days left for you to send us a amazing project for the new logo of Belclimb. The prize: the satisfaction to see your realization on websites worldwide an


DVD Encantado, ode to Patagonia

 DVD Encantado, ode to Patagonia

Alexandre Chabot?s accent is inimitable. It?s even impossible to imagine looking like him. In climbing, it?s the same: one of the most talented climbers of France. And wh


Climbing on big walls in the Val di Mello

Rock Climbing on big walls in the Val di Mello

Thanks to ?Melloblocco? the Val di Mello obtained in two years a well deserved reputation. Even if the meeting gathers each year hundreds of bouldering lovers, the valley


Boreal Piraña, rock eater

Gear guide Boreal Piraña, rock eater

After the Joker Velcro a couple of months ago, it was time to look at a high quality climbing shoe signed Boreal. Strangely, just with the new Piraña in your hand you see


Bleau, the Belgian kingdom of slopers

Indoor climbing Bleau, the Belgian kingdom of slopers

What a great idea of having built in Belgium a gym almost worth the famous forest of Fontainebleau. No need anymore to drive to Paris to feel the slopers and climb on the


New skin for Belclimb in 2007!

 New skin for Belclimb in 2007!

The editorial team is getting on the move for the 2007 transformation. 7 years and three versions later, Belclimb is also looking for a new logo. Confirmed artist or new


The Verdon: what can you ask more ?

Rock The Verdon: what can you ask more ?

A new guide book of the Verdon was just released in December 2006. But it takes a couple of weeks to discover the best lines. One of the major classics, la Demande is wit


Belclimb temporary down

 Belclimb temporary down

We are working on some little problems appearing on Belclimb. Our apologies for the inconvenient. [Update] And up again!