Sean Villanueva and Stéphane Hanssens took advantage of the perfect ice conditions in Patagonia to climb the legendary Cerro Torre taking the Ragni Route. For some experts it is the nicest ice climb in the world
Last weekend the first ever European Youth Championship Lead took place in the French village of Gémozac. The Belgian team, which had already won two European Cups this year, traveled to this village near Bordeaux with high expectations.
With 250 participants spread over four sessions, the Bleau Open is without a doubt the biggest bouldering competition in Belgium. This weekend, the popular event was yet again dominated by the French Mélanie Sandoz and Guillaume Glairon-Mondet.
After a minor slump in September, Mathilde Brumagne is in great shape again. This was demonstrated by her stellar results in Mopko, South-Korea last weekend. She ended in sixth place,
Clear, sharp, sparkling. Vivid Landscapes, Haroun Souirji’s latest film pays tribute to the colors of South-Africa: blue, orange and red. The film follows the path of French climber Mélissa Le Névé in Rocklands.
There are few unclimbed projects left in Freyr. Last Sunday Kevin Lopata climbed one of the last open projects. The line, Galaxy, was bolted at the end of the eighties by Arnould t’Kind. Kevin suggests a grade of 8c+.
In the finals of the now traditional Belgian leg of the World Cup lead, Ja-In Kim and Ramon Julian Puigblanque demonstrated their mastery encouraged by hundreds of onlookers. Young Belgian Anak Verhoeven finished 15th.
Muriel Sarkany needed quite a few sessions to work out Ultimate Sacrifice at Deverse close to Nice. With this send of an 8c+, Muriel reaches another level of difficulty, unseen in Belgium.
13 years ago, Belcimb first appeared on the net, 13 years of high-quality reporting on climbing and alpinism made in Belgium. In climbing, numbers are important, but projects even more so. Numbers can drive performance, but projects fuel the passion...
Belgians competing in Imst were our two national champions: Loïc Timmermans and Mathilde Brumagne. Mathilde finished 8th in a competition where the time limit caused troubles for many athletes, including Loic.
After a long silence, Chloé Graftiaux’ parents are ready with their plans to set up a grant in her honor. After publishing the book Il était une fois une fée au pays de la grimpe, they want to continue sharing Chloé’s passion for climbing.
You could feel it coming, and he could feel it too! After sending two 8c+’s last year (Hulk Extension and Blud und Honig) and climbing his first 8B boulder early March, Micha Vanhoudt climbed Erfog ist trainierbar reclimbed, 9a, in Austria.
Muriel Sarkany chose to spend her winter season in Santa Linya. Last weekend, she stranded literally two fingers from the chain of Rollito Sharma Extension. After a weeklong break, she finished her project. Another 8c she can add to her list of ascents.
Nicolas Favresse could be found in Siurana the past few weeks. It's a good place to train before his departure to Venezuela, but mostly a crag with many possibilities. He sent two 8c's and two 8c+'s and opened a new project.
Sean Villanueva is one of the most charismatic climbers in the world. During the last Petzl Rock Trip in China, he was followed by a team from news magazine Knack. In the article you can read all about the passion that drives Sean.
When the local youth team gathered on December 31st at climbing gym Klimax for the last training of the year, a big surprise was in store for them. Completely unexpected,Maja Vidmar, participated to what became an exceptional training session.
Together is always better than alone. Mathieu Pauwels is taking advantage of the fantastic conditions in Albarracin and sent Cosmos (8A+). Didier Mottart managed to top out the left variant: Bindu 8B.