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.
Last weekend in Puente la Reina, Spain, Chris Sharma proved once again that he’s the master of psicobloc, a.k.a. deep water soloing. The American won the Red Bull Creepers competition against some of the most talented climbers out there, including big stars like Nalle Hukkataival and Rustam Gelmanov.
Right after the award ceremony in Laval we spoke with Udo Neumann. The German coach shared his thoughts on why Jan Hojer and Akiyo Noguchi are the 2014 Overall Champions and talked about route setting, the performance of the German Team and the challenges the IFSC faces.
Perfect difficulty in the semifinal round. Every single problem was solved but none of them was easy. The French team did impressively well and we’ll see 5 French climbers in finals. Noguchi and Coxsey are first and second, the overall title will be decided in the final round.