Twelve-year-old American climber Mirko Caballero redpointed his first 5.14b yesterday when he sent Stop Sika in Rawyl, Switzerland.
Local prosecutors have filed manslaughter charges against five individuals as a result of the tragic climbing death of 12 year-old Italian climber Tito Traversa. A sixth individual is reportedly still under investigation.
German rock-climbing superstar Alex Megos continues to dominate, establishing a new route/boulder problem in the Hollow Mountain Cave in Australia’s Grampians National Park. The new route, which Megos has called Wheelchair, begins the same as world-famous boulder problem Wheel of Life but climbs parts of two other established climbs.
Sasha DiGiulian is making headlines yet again with the first female ascent of Bellavista, a multipitch 5.14b in the Dolomites of Northern Italy.
Sasha DiGiulian continues to roll, climbing big wall/multipitch routes in the Dolomites and onsighting Pole Position (5.13c) at the Italian crag Erto.
Adam Ondra has done it again, making the first ascent of yet another 5.15b on Saturday in Flatanger, Norway.
Tommy Caldwell has made a rare repeat of The Path (5.14a/b R) at Back of the Lake in Alberta, Canada. The Path was first established by Sonnie Trotter in 2007, who spotted an old, bolted project and became enticed by the line. The gear-protected climb has seen only a handful of repeats.
Scott Bennett and Graham Zimmerman have established a new route on The Angel (9,265 feet) in Alaska's remote Revelation Mountains. On July 13 and 14th, the duo successfully completed the first ascent of the East Buttress on the rugged, granite monolith, becoming only the third party to reach the peak's summit.
Alex Honnold is making news again with his plans to climb “one of the world’s tallest buildings” on national television. The stunt will be produced by Sender Films and aired live on National Geographic. Neither the date nor exactly which building he is going to climb has been released.
24,278-foot (7400m) Kunyang Chhish East in Pakistan's Karakoram has finally seen a first ascent when a team of three climbers reached the summit on July 18th.