Jan Hojer climbing Quoi de Neuf 8C | V15

Impressive video of Jan Hojer’s climbing Quoi de Neuf, a long roof problem in Fontainebleau graded 8C | V15. Rémy Bergasse did the first ascent in 2008 and it was repeated in 2015 by Sébastien Bouin and Alban Levier.

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More videos from the China Open

It’s a pity that we didn’t get to watch the China Open. The problems look quite good (no surprise, the setters were Manu Hassler and Matthias Woitzuck). Here you have a handful of video that trickled through social media.

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“You almost want it to be more special”, Nalle Hukkataival reflects on his ascent of Burden of Dreams V17 | 9A

About a year ago, Finnish athlete Nalle Hukkataival made history by climbing the infamous Lappnor project, calling it Burden of Dreams and grading it 9A | V17, the first ever. A short movie was made of that ascent (and the long process that led to it), and now an interview recorded right after the ascent […]

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Super hard ascents catch-up

The world-wide sendfest continues, climbers are taking full advantage of the cool temperatures and opening and repeating hard stuff all over the place. Let’s catch up with some of it.

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Miho Nonaka and Jongwon Chon win the China Open

The China Open, an international climbing event organized by the Chinese Mountaineering Asociation along with the IFSC, took place last week in Guangzhou, China. The competition was broadcasted live on National TV (sadly just in China and not online for the rest of us) and had many international stars competing.

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Cool problems from Phoenix and Cologne

Here you have some highlights from the 2017 editions of the Desert Classic (Focus Climbing Center, Phoenix) and Blockfight (Arena Vertikal, Cologne). Super cool setting, watch this and you gonna be training hard today.

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Sachi Amma, On Eggshells | Sunday Sends

Japanese star Sachi Amma is, obviously, a killer when it comes to lead climbing. He has won 29 medals in World Cups and has been Overall Champion 2 times. But back in the day, he did a few bouldering events and proved that he can crush boulders too. This Sunday we gonna see him climbing […]

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Do boulderers have it easier in the combined format?

This season we’ve witnessed a bunch of bouldering specialists competing in Lead World Cups. Tomoa Narasaki managed to win two silver medals. Jan Hojer, Shauna Coxsey, Kokoro Fujii and Jongwon Chon made finals and others like Alexey Rubtsov or Jeremy Bonder also took part in lead events. Is it easier for boulderers to transition in […]

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USA and Canada dominate the PanAmerican Youth Championships

The USA and Canada dominated the PanAmerican Youth Championships, held in Canada at the beginning of the month. Climbers from different countries of the American continent gathered in the city of Montreal to compete in all 3 IFSC disciplines (plus the combined format). The USA and Canada took all the bouldering medals, with the USA winning […]

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Video: My Process, with Toru Nakajima

Another cool video following Toru Nakajima. If you liked the video covering his ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15 | 8C, don’t miss this one about his personal approach to climbing.

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