Mellow have just released footage of Jimmy Webb's Rocklands rampage in 2019. The top American boulderer worked his way through some of Rocklands' hardest testpieces, including Spray of Light (8C), Parzival (8C), The Finnish Line (8C), Monkey Wedding (8C) and Black Eagle Assis (8B+) - a mixture of old classics and new additions.
Over the weekend, Kim Collison broke the 23-year-old Lakes 24-hour record – where the aim is to reach the greatest number of 2000ft peaks within 24 hours. The Lake District based ultra-runner ticked off 78 peaks over a distance of 145km, with 11,750m of ascent in 23 hours and 45 minutes, beating Mark Hartell's 1997 record by 1 peak.
The longlist of significant global ascents from 2019 has been released by the Piolets d'Or organising committee. Each year, the Piolets d'Or recognise significant new ascents in mountaineering, taking style, innovation, commitment and respect for both the environment and local people into consideration. In 2020, the recipients of the awards will be presented at the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland from 11-22 September - either in person or virtually, COVID-19 situation pending.
As competitions restart - and given the fact that we're no longer 'in isolation' - it seemed like a good time to wrap up our video series and look ahead to Tokyo 2020. In this final episode of In Isolation, we look back at some of our favourite moments from the series and discuss who we think will fill the final Olympic places, plus who our money is on for Tokyo.
Stay tuned for a UKC feature on the Olympic-qualified athletes coming soon...
Missing competition climbing action? Watch the The Austria Climbing Summer Series live from 7:55 a.m. UK time today, featuring the semi-finals and finals of the first bouldering competition in the series, with commentary from IFSC Commentator Charlie Boscoe and Austrian bouldering legend Anna Stöhr.
Molly Thompson Smith has had a couple of successful months in the Frankenjura. She left the UK straight after the CWIF competition to train with her partner, Jan Hojer. Lockdown ended earlier in Germany and Molly was able to retain her form from earlier in the year, ticking several hard 'Jura classics.