HISTORY: Sport climbing is a form of climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to a rock or an artificial climbing wall surface to arrest a fall. While traditional climbing requires climbers to place removable protection as they ascend. Note: Sport Climbing was first coined by Dan Goodwin in the 1980s when he designed and built the climbing wall for the First International Sport Climbing Championship at Snowbird, Utah. Today, Sport Climbing will be included the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan as one of the three combined disciplines.
WATCH Domen Škofic and Janja Garnbret attempt to climb the 360 meter chimney at the Trbovlje Power Station in Slovenia.
SPORT CLIMBING NEWS:
WATCH Seb Bouin capture
the 2nd ascent of AKIRA, 9b (5.15b) one of the most controversy routes in the world.
WATCH Keenan Takahashi send Coup de Grâce (9a/14d) a mega-classic Dave Graham route in Ticino, Switzerland.
LE BOMBE BLEU
Le bombé Bleu is a very infamous route bolted by Marc Le Menestrel in the 90'. Legendary climbers have tried it but it remains unclimbed yet.
Julia Chanourdie becomes the third woman to climb 9b (5.15b)!
HIDDEN CRAG IN CANADA
Tim Emmet, Jimmy Martinello and Trev McDonald's discover a new crag on Anvil Island, an island only accessible by paddle-board or by boat.
WATCH Jonathan Siegrist share the hidden gems buried deep in the Colorado Hills, just outside of Lake City, at a sport climbing area known as God's Crag.
This climbing film features bouldering at Mt Cook and sport climbing at Milford Sound, New Zealand.
Laura Rogora become the second woman in the world to climb the grade 5.15/9b by sending Ali Hulk Sit Extension.
Serbia - A World Less Traveled
This video summarises all the steps needed to develop a new sport climbing area in the Jelanisca Gorge in Serbia.
First 9a in Paklenica Gorge, Croatia. It is a harder start into legendary route Il Maratoneta 8b+ opened by Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla
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Perfecto Mundo is a brutal and unforgiving line in the Spanish climbing mecca of Margalef, Spain.
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Alex Megos and the Art of the Redpoint. This amazing film documents the history of red point.
Nathaniel Coleman on the FA of Lee Majors (9a/5.14d), a new sport route in Dry Canyon, Southern Arizona
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Cryptography 9b/5.15b in the legendary Saint-Loup crag in Switzerland, may prove to be the most difficult slab in the world.
Watch Jernej Kruder establish multiple first ascent sport climbs in Slovenia.
Kraftio (9a/5.14d) is one of the most difficult sport climbs in Belgium. Watch Anak Verhoeven capture the first ascent.
(9a/5.14d) is the harder, more direct start of Moonshine
WATCH SEB BOUIN send Adam Ondra's undone 9b on the world's most beautiful limestone and tuffas in the Balkan Peninsula in southeast Europe
WATCH Edu Marin send the fifth pitch of Valhalla in Getu, China. The full route ascends one side of Getu Arch, climbs across the roof, and then tops out on the other side.
Joshua Tree National Park
Watch Jeremy Schoenborn made the third (?ascent of Scott Cosgrove's 'The Cutting Edge' in Joshua Tree National Park, California.
One Hundred Proof (9a+/ 5.15a) is located in the Clear Light Cave on Mount Potosi, near Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Watch Cédric Lachat send Pachamama (9a+), which was first established by Chris Sharma, in preparation for his winter project Mamichula (9b).
Watch Ben Cossey battle it out on Groove Train 5.14b at Taipan Wall, Grampians Australia.
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