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.
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.
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.
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.