2014 Bouldering World Championships – Results

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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

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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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2014 Bouldering World Championships – Preview

This Thursday the most important bouldering competition of the year kicks off in Munich. The spectacular Olympic Stadium will host the IFSC Bouldering World Championships.

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Get ready for the PsicoComp!

Tomorrow, the Utah Olympic Park hosts the second edition of the Psico Bloc Masters, the world biggest Deep Water Soloing (aka psicobloc) competition. The impressive (15 meters tall!) wall will be climbed by stars like Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian or Ashima Shiraishi.

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Alex Puccio sends Jade, 8B+ | V14

Alex Puccio has done the first female ascent of Jade, one of the most iconic boulder problems in North America. It took her only 4 sessions, sending first go the fourth day. With this ascent Puccio becomes the fourth woman ever to climb a 8B+ | V14 problem.

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Angie Payne on Freaks of the Industry

Angie Payne ticks off her second V13

American climber Angie Payne has done the first female ascent of Freaks of the Industry, a V13 | 8B located in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This is the second V13 ascent for Payne, who in 2010 became the first women ever to climb a V13 problem by sending The Automator, also in RMNP.

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Chris Danielson – Setting in the World Cups

During the World Cup in Vail we got the chance to talk with American route setter Chris Danielson. The topics ranged from the challenges of setting in a world-class competition to the evolution of competitive bouldering and setting styles. An interesting peak into one of the least known aspects of climbing competitions.

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Tamás Zupán – The path to V15

A couple of weeks ago Tamás Zupán repeated one of the hardest boulder problems in Switzerland: In Search of Time Lost. First climbed by Daniel Woods back in 2008 and graded 8C | V15, it’s one of the hardest and most spectacular roof problems on the planet.

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