Black Lung – Alex Puccio keeps on rolling

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Alex Puccio seems to be in the best shape of her life. This year her ticklist gets more impressive by the minute. Just a month ago she sent her second V14 | 8B+. Yesterday, in Joe’s Valley, Utah, she repeated Ben Moon’s Black Lung, her fifth V13 | 8B.

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James Webb repeats Defying Gravity V15 | 8C

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About a year after its first ascent by Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb has pulled off the first repetition of Defying Gravity. The problem, graded V15 | 8C, is located in Thunder Ridge, Colorado. ”It is 25 feet tall, 58 degrees overhung, and explosive” said Woods.

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Jakob Schubert’s 2-day rampage in Magic Wood

Austrian climber Jakob Schubert, right after winning the 2014 Overall Lead World Cup title, has paid his first visit to Switzerland’s Magic Wood. Despite having focused on lead all season he has managed to flash another 8B and send, among other things, two 8B+ problems.

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First 8B for Katha Saurwein, first 8C for Martin Stráník

Austrian climber Katha Saurwein has made a successful trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado, USA), managing to climb Nuthin’ but sunshine 8B | V13 and several other hard boulders. Also, in Switzerland, Czech climber Martin Stráník has climbed his first 8C problem.

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Alex Puccio during the 2013 Innsbruck Bouldering World Cup

Alex Puccio sends her second V14 | 8B+

Alex Puccio is in top form and keeps on crushing. After her second place in the Bouldering World Championships she went back to Colorado and did a quick repeat (just two sessions) of Wheel of Chaos, V14 | 8B+.

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Adam Ondra Interview – World Champion x 2

Right after he secured his second Climbing World Championships title, we catched up with Czech superstar Adam Ondra. Here’s a video interview.

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2014 Bouldering World Championships – Results

Adam Ondra and Juliane Wurm are the new World Champions in Bouldering. The finals were really exciting, with both titles being decided with the last climber trying the last problem.

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2014 Bouldering World Championships – Semifinals

We’ve had a great semifinal round in Munich. The problems were hard (2 flashes were a direct ticket to finals) but doable, all of them were solved by more than one climber. Two big surprises: Kilian Fischhuber is out and Michaela Tracy is in finals.

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2014 Bouldering World Championships – Women’s Qualifiers

A warm, sunny day and a big crowd awaited the 80 women that took part in the qualifying round. Great Britain’s Michaela Tracy offered an impressive performance and goes to semis in first place, tied with Alex Puccio, who also looked in top shape.

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2014 Bouldering World Championships – Men’s Qualifiers

Hard problems in the men’s qualifying round. Out of 112 climbers only 58 managed to get a top. The big surprise is that Rustam Gelmanov is in 21st place, out of semifinals.

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