Nice and easy: Never Ending Story, 6B


We talk a lot about the really hard problems (V13 flashes, V16 proposals…) but most of us spend our climbing hours facing easier stuff. And that’s the beauty of climbing. There are thousands of “easy” problems that are beautiful, challenging, inspiring and worth climbing regardless of your skill level. This is one of them.

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Giuliano Cameroni completes the Dreamtime boulder


Swiss climber Giuliano Cameroni has climbed Dreamtime, the ultra classic test piece put up by Fred Nicole back in 2000. This is Cameroni’s second 8C boulder problem, the other one being Dave Graham’s The Story of Two Worlds.

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Guillaume Glairon Mondet on Le marathon de Boissy, 8C

French superstar Gui-Gui Mondet wrapped-up 2014 with the second ascent of Le marathon de Boissy 8C. The problem, a very low traverse into L’Arête de Boissy 8B+ , was first ascended by Jan Hojer last March.

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Jen Randall: Projecting Mina

Last December Light Shed Pictures released Project Mina, a climbing documentary about British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. It is quite a unique film that touches all aspects of Mina’s climbing career, from the hard indoor training to rock climbing and the high-pressure environment of international competitions.

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The Swarm, Ashima Shiraishi sends another V14

Ashima Shiraishi has sent The Swarm, a bouldering test-piece located in Bishop, California. This is the second V14 for the American, who at age 13 is raising the bar of climbing performance by the day.

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Smauel Ometz climbing The Dagger 8N+. Pic from his facebook page.

Samuel Ometz climbs The Story of Two Worlds

Swiss boulderer Samuel Ometz has repeated Dave Graham’s The Story of Two Worlds in Cresciano, Switzerland. This is his first 8C | V15 boulder problem.

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Nacho Sánchez ticks off ‘Crisis’ 8C/+

Spanish boulderer Nacho Sánchez has sent his long-term project Crisis, in his own words, his hardest ascent ever. Located in Crevillente (south-east Spain), Crisis is a long problem that traverses a massive roof requiring power, resistance and tons of body tension.

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Eddie Fowke: on The Circuit

If you have followed the IFSC Bouldering Wold Cup you surely have seen Eddie Fowke’s photos all over the internet. He’s been covering the events and offering some of the best competition pics out there. We’ve talk with him about his personal enterprise The Circuit.

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Kilian Fischhuber retires from competitions

Kilian Fischhuber has announced his retirement from competitive climbing. The Austrian has been competing since 1997 and he’s arguably the best competition boulderer ever. He will continue climbing outside with projects in Iran, South Africa and India.

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Video-gems: Ondra and the hip-breaking mantle

The World Champion crimps his way up this hard-looking 8B | V13. When it seems like he has it in the bag, things get complicated. Luckily Ondra is not only strong but also flexible, and his hips and knees prove to be up to the challenge.

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