David Lama on Lunag Ri
David Lama made the first ascent of Lunag Ri in the Himalayas, three years after attempting it with Conrad Anker, who suffered a heart attack on the climb.
Hard Quebec Drytool Send
Mikayla Tougas made the first female ascent of First Blood M11 at St. Alban in Quebec.
Alannah Wins Again
Alannah Yip won the Portland Boulder Rally
Hard 5.15 Repeat
Cedric Lachat has made the second ascent of Pirmin Bertle’s in Jansegg, Switzerland, called La Cène du Roi Lézard 5.15a.
Kevin McLane and Andrew Boyd’s newest edition of Squamish Rockclimbs, published by High Col Press (Canada, 2018), won an award in the guidebook category at 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards.
Jan Hoger made the third ascent of Es Pontas in Mallorca, a 20-metre deep water solo up a stunning arch that goes at 5.15b. Hojer took third in the Combined World Championships in Innsbruck.
Nalle Hukkataival Upgrades
Nalle Hukkataival made the second ascent of Jimmy Webb’s La Rustica in Val Bavona, Switzerland, and upgraded it from V14 to V15.
Roger Cararach Soler, Marc Toralles and Bru Busom repeated the Japanese Couloir on Grandes Jorasses in the Alps. They climbed the VI 5.10 A2 in 24 hours.
Joe Skopec Sends
After years of work, Joe Skopec sent his Ontario project Home Away From Home 5.14+ on the Niagara Escarpment. He sent as we went to print, more in the next issue of Gripped magazine.
Paraclimber Ascent of El Cap
Italian paraclimber Eleonora “Lola” Delnevo climbed Zodiac V C3 on El Capitan with Diego Pezzoli, Antonio Pozzi and Mauro Gibellini.
Left: Grandes Jorasses