Luther, another V13 by Alex Puccio

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Alex Puccio is in Hueco Tanks crushing double-digit problems. Yesterday she climbed The Flame and Rumble in the Jungle (both V11 | 8A), and two days ago, Luther, her 16th V13 | 8B.

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Alexey Rubtsov crushing in Switzerland

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In the first days of 2017, Russian star Alexey Rubtsov spent some days bouldering in Switzerland. Here’s a video with some highlights of the trip, including his ascent of Dave Graham’s From Dirt Grows the Flower, graded 8C | V15.

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Kuzan, new V15 | 8C by Toshi Takeuchi

Japanese Boulderer Toshi Takeuchi has finished his project in Mie, Japan, calling it Kuzan and grading it V15 | 8C. The project is an extension of Borsalino, an V14 | 8B+ problem opened by Tatsuya Muraoka and repeated by Takeuchi last year.

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Hueco Tanks, Jason Kehl’s new home gym

Awesome video from FrictionLabs about Jason Kehl’s search for unclimbed lines in Hueco Tanks. The American boulderer recently moved to Texas and has been exploring and opening new, futuristic and bold problems. Of course, he also continues with his work as hold shaper and climbing gym designer.

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Toru Nakajima repeats Lucid Dreaming, V15 | 8C

Japanese crusher Toru Nakajima has done the fourth ascent of Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming, a hard V15 located in Bishop, California.

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Joel Zerr on competition setting

Joel Zerr, Head Setter at Momentum Millcreek, shares his thoughts on competition route setting, what goes into setting a successful comp round and how it differs from day to day commercial setting.

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Daniel Woods and Kyra Condie win the Hueco Rock Rodeo 2017

The 24th edition of the Hueco Rock Rodeo took place last weekend in Hueco Tanks National Park, Texas. Daniel Woods and Kyra Condie won the open category.

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2017 USA Youth Championships results

The USA Youth Bouldering Championships took place last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. Among the champions, Ashima Shiraishi, Kai Lightner and Margo Hayes, all of them finalists in the Open Category that took place two weeks ago.

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Ruben Díaz repeats La Teoría del Todo, 8C | V15

Just 4 months after a pulley injury, Spaniard Ruben Díaz has managed to do the first repetition of Albert Rocasolano’s La Teoría del Todo in Albarracín, Spain.

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Alex Puccio and Nathaniel Coleman, 2017 USA Champions

Alex Puccio and Nathaniel Coleman have won the 2017 USA Bouldering Nationals held this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is Puccio’s 10th National title, an unprecedented record, and Coleman’s second. Ashima Shiraishi, Kai Lightner, Brook Raboutou and Alexey Rubtsov completed the podium.

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