Two of Belgium's strongest boulderers took a trip to Albarracin in Spain for some 8th grade bouldering. Both Jan De Smit and Michel Walraet succeeded in climbing 8A, Jan also added two 8A+ problems to his tick-list.
The island of Kalymnos is not only extremely popular with tourists, but also with climbers. In October, a Belgian delegation set foot on the majestic island enabling Jérôme Abraham to add a new 8b+, Draconian Devil to his tick-list.
There?re extremely talented, come from all over the world and devote their entire life to climbing. Who they are? They are the ambassadors for the Spanish brand La Sportiva. Each week La Sportiva interviews a different climbing hero.
In Aussois in Maurienne they were 200, wednesday, to attend the ceremony in memory of Chloé Graftiaux. Tributes and testimonials proved that she was a very appreciated climbing partner and a more than exceptional athlete.
No words can describe the emotions that are caused by the sudden en unexpected decease of Chloé Graftiaux, last saturday in the Alps. A tribute to her will be held on the 25th of August in the church of Aussois, France.
We were just informed about the sudden and unexpected decease of Chloé Graftiaux in the Alps. She fell during the descent from the Aiguille de Peuterey. We support her family with all our hearts.
This week Belcimb posted its 2000th news item. Eleven years after BCN first set foot in cyberspace the website still continues to provide breaking news about sport climbing and alpine climbing in Belgium.
After the dissapointment in Eindhoven, Chloé Graftiaux is back on top of her game. In Sheffield, she won the next round of the World Cup Boulder, forgetting all about the failure in Holland.
Olivier Mignon spent a lovely three days in the enchanted forest of Magic Wood in Swiss. Notwithstanding the rain he succeeded in adding a new 8A bloc, Nothing Change, to his already impressive tick list.
There is a first for everything. Last Saturday Chloé Graftiaux won for the first time in her career a manche of the World Cup Boulder. She come out on top in Vail, U.S. Due to her victory, she gained second place in the overall ranking.
La Sportiva and Korean tycoon Samsung decided on becoming partners in the manufacturing of a complete range of technical clothing. It is however still uncertain when the first La Sportiva gear will be made available
Chloé Graftiaux battled with the best during the finals of the World Cup Boulder in Greifensee in Switzerland. Eventually she gained third place in the opening round of the Cup.
Notwithstanding the fact that 8 grade bouldering is only for the happy few, the Belgian top boulderors are enjoying a wonderful season. After Nicolas Mathieu, Jan De Smit also succeeded in climbing Neverland, 8A in Fontainebleau.
Being a world-class climber, comes with some obligations which Nicolas Favresse loves to meet. After being invited to the Trento Film Festival to present his latest film Asgard Jamming, he used his famous mandolin to answer some questions.
The Belgian Bouldering wonder kids are still having a lot of fun in Hampi. Since a couple of days Olivier Mignon and Nicolas Mathieu, both 8 grade climbers, were joined by yet another Belgian, Jan De Smit. The band sent a lot of boulders including 8A.
The CAB Rock Climbing Team received a Golden Piton Award for their expedition in Baffin Island. The award, which was granted by the American magazine Climbing, celebrates their big wall ascent of Mount Asgard.
Big surprise in Val Daone. Belgium wins gold thanks to the great performance of Chloé Graftiaux during the final of this second round of the Ice Climbing Worldcup. After Italy, she is temporary first at the WC provisional ranking. Next week: Saas-Fee.
We just finalized a huge cleaning-up of our links section. We erased 234 dead links and updated another 97. There are still more than 1000 links available if you are searching the web for information on climbing or merely browsing for great pictures .
The Walloon Region do not laugh with rules. She just forbids climbing in the Rocher du Vignoble (Sy) and in the Rochers de la Vierge (Comblain). This is the consequence of an absence of environment licence for these two crags.
Belclimb's redaction team wishes you a happy new year with plenty of satisfaction. Let good health and crazy project fill 2010 for everyone!