Hojer and Garnbret take the gold in a final full of epic moments

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The biggest world cup ever ended on a very high note, with a final that offered lots of memorable moments. The route setters walked a thin line that ended up working in part due to the creativity of the climbers involved.

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Yuri Novitskiy, Cornered | Sunday Sends

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Let’s revisit an ascent from the 2013 edition of the Munich WC (since I’m in town to cover this year’s event). We gonna see Russian climber Yuri Novitskiy thinking outside the box and finding his own way to the top.

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Results | Munich Bouldering World Cup 2017

Jan Hojer and Janja Garnbret have won the 2017 Munich Bouldering World Cup. Shauna Coxsey, Tomoa Narasaki, Akiyo Noguchi and Taisei Ishimatsu completed the podium.

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Semifinals | Munich Bouldering World Cup 2017

Stasa Gejo and Jan Hojer have won the European Bouldering Championships, that took part during the semifinal round in Munich. Alexey Rubtsov finished 10th in the World Cup which means that Jongwon Chon is the Overall Champion.

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Qualifiers | Munich Bouldering World Cup 2017

Demanding problems, heat, and a very long qualifying round in Munich. Fujii, Chon, Nonaka and Garnbret lead the board. Watabe didn’t make finals and can’t be overall champion.

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Preview | Munich Bouldering World Cup and European Championships

The Bouldering World Cup season comes to an end this weekend in Munich. The Bavarian capital will host the biggest IFSC World Cup ever, with 292 climbers on the starting list. This event will decide the male overall title as well as the European Championships.

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The European Bouldering Champs format explained

The upcoming Bouldering World Cup in Munich will also serve as European Bouldering Championship. The solution to accommodate that second competition in a World Cup can be a bit confusing and it has been surrounded by controversy. In this video, I try to explain it all as clearly as possible.

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The sendage continues in Rocklands

The hard ascents in Rocklands keep piling. After the repetitions of Monkey Wedding, hard First Ascents, 8B+ Flashes, and female 8B repetitions… now Nalle Hukkataival and Shawn Raboutou have repeated, and upgraded, Jimmy Webb’s KhoiKhoi. Meanwhile Jakob Schubert has been busy sending 70 double-digits (including 2 V13 flashes).

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Miho Nonaka, Newborn Star | Sunday Sends

This Sunday we witness Japanese star Miho Nonaka making her way to her first World Cup final. It was in Innsbruck, back in 2014. She was just 16 years old.

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Video gems: Toru Nakajima on Lucid Dreaming

Here’s a wonderful video documenting Toru Nakajima’s ascent of Lucid Dreaming, the V15 line opened by Paul Robinson in Bishop, California. Nakajima did the 4th ascent of the problem in February of this year, during his third visit to work on the line.

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