Austria’s Zillertal only registered on climbers’ radars recently. The first crags in this part of Tirol were only developed a few years ago. Today, boulderers are further developing the area. To discover in a video made by Nicolas Mathieu.
Partly due to the exeptional weather conditions this season, Muriel Sarkany sent Soul Sacrifice 8b+ in the Gorges du Loup. Mild temperatures and a subtly breeze made climbing exceptionally pleasant in the otherwise hot gorges.
The perfect present for any climber must be the achievement of a new milestone in your climbing career. And that is exactly what Anak Verhoeven got for her 15th birthday, sending Philippe Cuisinière, 8b/+, in Rodellar.
Rockin' steady and steadily rockin', Micha keeps on adding new climbs to his tick-list. Only three weeks after he sent El quiebraley in Rodellar, he did his first 8c in howetown Höllental in Austria, Jenseits des Lustprinzips.
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Olivier Mignon sent New Base Line in his boulder area of choice, Magic Wood, in Switserland. This is not only his first 8B+ boulder, but also the first Belgian ascent of this grade. A super performance of world class!
The international climbing competition season started this weekend. The Belgians passed the first round with flying colours. Anak Verhoeven and Loïc Timmermans were victorious at the first round of the European Youth Cup.
Micha Vanhoudt kickstarted his new climbing year. In January he moved to the region of Alicante for month of climbing. And that is exactly what he did. He did two 8c's, as well as 12 other 8th grade routes!
Last November, Amsterdam was the setting of the Climbing Party hosted by La Sportiva. Those who travelled to Holland, will not lightly forget the beats and boulders La Sportiva had lined up for them. Now they issued a video with images from the party.
Tequila Sunrise reminds us of a cocktail, or a Hollywood movie from the Eighties with Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer en Kurt Russel. It refers however, also to something completely different; the 8A+ boulder Nicolas Mathieuclimbed in Hueco, Texas.
It appears to be a story about blood-thirsty Vikings in the High North, only are the main characters climbers and was the drakar traded in for a small sailing boat. Enjoy the new CAB-RCT film - Vertical Sailing - and share their adventures.
While most climbers sit at home, longing for spring to come along, Jan de Smit keeps on progressing. In Heuco in the States he did his second 8B, Alma Blanca. Enjoy the footage;
Belgian climbing legend Muriel Sarkany decided to retire from the international climbing competition circuit. After years of climbing at the absolute top, Muriel feels that it is time for something different.