Qualifiers | Chongqing Bouldering World Cup 2017

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Incredible results for the Japanese team in Chongqing, every single one of its 14 climbers made semis (half of the male semifinal will be Japanese). Lots of tops in every group. Janja Garnbret, Miho Nonaka, Tomoa Narasaki and Alexey Rubtsov are in first place.

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Preview | Chongqing Bouldering World Cup 2017

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The second World Cup of the year it’s here! The massive Chinese city of Chongqing will kick off the Asian tour this weekend with a combined event of Bouldering and Speed.

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Tour de Bloc, TNF Boulder Masters, Hard ascents in Japan… OnBouldering Digest 19/04/17

We have a lot of bouldering news to catch up with! Comps in Europe, Canada and South America and hard ascents all over the world. Tons of links below the video!

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Alex Puccio, sendage in Leavenworth including V13 | 8B in a day

Alex Puccio has paid a very productive visit to the bouldering area of Leavenworth, in the state of Washington. In just one day she climbed The Teacup (V13 | 8B), The Practitioner (V11 | 8A), Abstraction (V10 | 7C+) and flashed The Coffe Cup (V9 | 7C).

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Video: Tomoa Narasaki and Akiyo Noguchi in Bishop

Don’t miss this awesome video from The North Face, covering Tomoa Narasaki and Akiyo Noguchi’s visit to the tall boulders of Bishop, California. We don’t get that many chances to see this two guys outside of the comp environment, climbing on real rock in a more relaxed atmosphere, so this is a quite unique document.

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Nils Favre climbs Kintsugi V15 | 8C

Swiss climber Nils Favre recently pull off the third ascent of Kintsugi, a V15 | 8C boulder problem located in Red Rocks, Nevada. Nalle Hukkataival did the first ascent in 2015 and Jimmy Webb repeated it at the end of last year.

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Meiringen Female Qualifiers on video

Here’s a video showing all the problems from the female qualifying round that took place a week ago in Meiringen. Due to the IFSC’s restrictions on video recording, this season the videos have to be shorter and I can’t show too many details and angles, but it’s still enough to document the style of route […]

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Anna Stöhr’s dream day in Magic Wood

Anna Stöhr doesn’t write much on her blog, but she does, she makes it count. Check out this recap of her recent trip to Magic Wood, in which she climbed Steppenwolf (8B | V13) and New Base Line (8B+ | V14) in one day.

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Dai Koyamada opens Nayuta, V16 | 8C+ proposal in Japan

Japanese legend Dai Koyamada continues putting up new lines at the cutting edge of bouldering difficulty. On the 4th of May, he climbed his latest (and hardest according to him) project. Nayuta is a 27-move problem located in Gero, Japan.

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Free streaming! The IFSC backtracks and cancels the FloClimbing deal

The IFSC has decided, during today’s Monthly Executive Board meeting, to keep the live streaming free and to back down from the deal with FloClimbing. According to the official statement “The live streaming for IFSC will remain free of charge”.

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