The IFSC Youth Categories Explained

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Here’s a short explanation on how the IFSC Youth categories work, in case you are following the Youth World Championships.

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Isabelle Faus, first female ascent of Amandla V14

Isabelle Faus in Rocklands

American climber Isabelle Faus has pulled off yet another mind-blowing ascent. A few days ago, in Rocklands, she repeated Fred Nicole’s Amandla, graded V14 | 8B+.

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Nacho Sánchez in Rocklands

Nacho Sánchez crushes on

Spanish boulderer Nacho Sánchez is having a very productive season on rock, including a new 8C proposal in Spain and an impressive ticklist during his visit to Rocklands (where he repeated Monkey Wedding, 8C | V15).

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2015 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Results

Shauna Coxsey and Alexey Rubtsov have won the 2015 Munich Bouldering World Cup. Jongwon Chon is the 2015 Overall World Cup Champion. It has been one of the most exciting finals of the season.

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2015 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Semifinals

Very difficult semifinal for the men, 1 top and 3 bonuses was the cut. Perfect difficulty for the women, for whom 3 tops in 6 attempts was necessary to make finals. Ondra, Coleman and Nonaka are out. We have 3 first-time finalists.

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2015 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Qualifiers

Hard problems in the qualifying rounds in Munich. No jaw-dropping surprises. But a few big names didn’t make semis while some dark horses offered impressive performances.

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2015 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Preview

The stakes couldn’t be higher in Munich. 5 male climbers have very clear options at the overall title and the silver and bronze medals of the female overall are up in the air too. And there’s the World Cup itself, which is usually one of the best of the season.

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Video-gems: Ondra and Schubert working on White Noise

Last June, in the week between the World Cup in Toronto and the one in Vail, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert went outdoor climbing in Colorado. Island.io has just released uncut footage of those two beasts working on White Noise (V14/15).

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James Webb repeats Livin’ Large V15 | 8C

American boulderer James Webb has added another impressive ascent to his climbing résumé: Nalle Hukkataival’s Livin’ Large. The problem has been unrepeated for about 6 years and is considered one of the most impressive lines in Rocklands.

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2015 Haiyang Bouldering World Cup – Results

Petra Klingler and Jongwon Chon have won the 2015 Haiyang Bouldering World Cup. The podium was completed by Akiyo Noguchi, Rustam Gelmanov, Shauna Coxsey and Alban Levier.

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