SPORT CLIMBING

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. 

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SEB BOUIN

SPORT CLIMBING

KEENAN TAKAKAHASHI

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.

SPORT CLIMBING

STEFANO GHISOLFI

WATCH Stefano Ghisolfi capture the 2nd ascent of Change 9B+ in Norway.  1st established by Adam Ondra

SPORT CLIMBING

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.

SPORT CLIMBING

JULIA CHANOURDIE

Julia Chanourdie becomes the third woman to climb 9b (5.15b)!

SPORT CLIMBING

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.

SPORT CLIMBING

JONATHAN SIEGGRIST

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. 

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NEW ZEALAND

This climbing film features bouldering at Mt Cook and sport climbing at Milford Sound, New Zealand.

SPORT CLIMBING

Laura Rogora

WATCH

Laura Rogora  become the second woman in the world to climb the grade 5.15/9b by sending Ali Hulk Sit Extension.

SPORT CLIMBING

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. 

SPORT CLIMBING

Adam Ondra

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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Jakob Schubert

Perfecto Mundo is a brutal and unforgiving line in the Spanish climbing mecca of Margalef, Spain.

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SPORT CLIMBING

Alex Megos

SPORT CLIMBING

Nathaniel Coleman

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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Alessandro Zeni

SPORT CLIMBING

Jernej Kruder

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. 

SPORT CLIMBING

Anak Verhoeven

Kraftio (9a/5.14d) is one of the most difficult sport climbs in Belgium. Watch Anak Verhoeven capture the first ascent.   

SPORT CLIMBING

Cameron Hörst 

White Lighting 

(9a/5.14d) is the harder, more direct start of Moonshine

SPORT CLIMBING

SEB BOUIN

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

SPORT CLIMBING

EDU MARIN

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.

SPORT CLIMBING

Joshua Tree National Park

Watch Jeremy Schoenborn made the third (?ascent of Scott Cosgrove's 'The Cutting Edge' in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

SPORT CLIMBING

Jonathan Siegrist

One Hundred Proof (9a+/ 5.15a) is located in the Clear Light Cave on Mount Potosi, near Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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SPORT CLIMBING

CEDRIC LACHAT

Watch Cédric Lachat send Pachamama (9a+), which was first established by Chris Sharma, in preparation for his winter project Mamichula (9b).

SPORT CLIMBING

BEN COSSEY

Watch Ben Cossey battle it out on Groove Train 5.14b at Taipan Wall, Grampians Australia. 

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