Get ready for The CWIF 2015

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The Climbing Works International Festival will take place this weekend in Sheffield, England. A stellar team of routesetters will prepare tens of problems for the hundreds of climbers that will take part in this 9th edition.

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The Swarm in a day by Alex Puccio

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Alex Puccio keeps on crushing. The 9 times ABS National Champion is visiting the massive boulders of Bishop where she has made a quick ascent of The Swarm, giving it a grade of V13 (8B).

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Second 8B flash by Niccolò Ceria

Italian climber Niccoló Ceria has pulled off a flash ascent of Ubik assis, a 8B | V13 boulder problem located in Fontainebleu (sector Les Mammouths).

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ABS Nationals 2015: Woods and Puccio go for their 9th title

The 16th edition of the American Bouldering Series National Championships will take place this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming.

Alex Megos, third ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15

German climber Alex Megos has managed to repeat Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming V15 (8C). This is the third ascent of the problem, which features some of the most difficult individual moves ever climbed.

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Nice and easy: Never Ending Story, 6B

We talk a lot about the really hard problems (V13 flashes, V16 proposals…) but most of us spend our climbing hours facing easier stuff. And that’s the beauty of climbing. There are thousands of “easy” problems that are beautiful, challenging, inspiring and worth climbing regardless of your skill level. This is one of them.

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Giuliano Cameroni completes the Dreamtime boulder

Swiss climber Giuliano Cameroni has climbed Dreamtime, the ultra classic test piece put up by Fred Nicole back in 2000. This is Cameroni’s second 8C boulder problem, the other one being Dave Graham’s The Story of Two Worlds.

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Guillaume Glairon Mondet on Le marathon de Boissy, 8C

French superstar Gui-Gui Mondet wrapped-up 2014 with the second ascent of Le marathon de Boissy 8C. The problem, a very low traverse into L’Arête de Boissy 8B+ , was first ascended by Jan Hojer last March.

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Jen Randall: Projecting Mina

Last December Light Shed Pictures released Project Mina, a climbing documentary about British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. It is quite a unique film that touches all aspects of Mina’s climbing career, from the hard indoor training to rock climbing and the high-pressure environment of international competitions.

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The Swarm, Ashima Shiraishi sends another V14

Ashima Shiraishi has sent The Swarm, a bouldering test-piece located in Bishop, California. This is the second V14 for the American, who at age 13 is raising the bar of climbing performance by the day.

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