World-renowned boulderer Nalle Hukkataival has climbed Beat Kammerlander’s Silbergeier (5.13d/5.14a) in the Rätikon, the Swiss Alps. Established in 1993, Silbergeier remains one of the most difficult alpine sport climbs in the world.
Ryan Jennings and Kevin Cooper of Colorado have established an impressive new 4,000-foot alpine route, Stairway to Heaven (Alaska 6 A1 M6 WI4 AI5+), on Mount Johnson, the Ruth Gorge, Alaska. The route, on the direct north face, was a culmination of a nearly 20-year dream, accomplished by two seasoned alpinists.
Mélissa Le Nevé has pulled the first female ascent of Wolfgang Gullich’s Wallstreet, the world’s first 5.14b, in Frankenjura, Germany.
Jimmy Webb continues to raise the bar for bouldering standards by making the fourth ascent of Jan Hojer’s Jour de Chasse (V15) in Recloses, Fontainebleau, in a mere 15 minutes.
Ethan Pringle spent the spring season in Las Vegas, and took the opportunity to head to Clark Mountain on the Nevada-California border and hop on Chris Sharma’s mega-line, Jumbo Love. At 5.15b, Jumbo Love is probably the hardest sport route in North America.
Yep, you read that title right. A mere two hours....
Adam Ondra makes a first ascent of Back Road (5.14d) and a repeat of the the classic Underground, also 5.14d while preparing for the World Cup.