Why Highball Bouldering Can Be Worse for the Environment

  Bernd Zangerl, with a low directional, hand-placed Birdbeak, and just two crashpads for pro, at the crux on Grenzenlos (unrated), his new, dangerous highball/route in Valle del’Òrco, Italy.Jacopo Larcher For 10 years, I have developed numerous problems—including 29 Dots, a 45-foot-tall 8A+/V12 with the crux at 25 feet—in Valle dell’Òrco, a remote mountain region … Continue reading Why Highball Bouldering Can Be Worse for the Environment