Krater, new 8C | V15 by Adam Ondra


Adam Ondra has added a new super hard line to his bouldering resume with his first ascent of Krater. The line is a linkage of Blatant and Kra, two 8B | V13 problems located in the Czech area of Holstejn (less than an hour away of Adam’s hometown, Brno). Adam considers it 8C | V15.

Video: Charles Albert climbing Monkey Wedding barefoot!


Here’s the video of Charles Albert’s ascent of Monkey Wedding (8C | V15).

Charles Albert climbs Monkey Wedding, 8C | V15, barefoot!


French climber Charles Albert has repeated Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding, considered V15 | 8C, without the use of climbing shoes (Albert is notorious for his very hard barefoot ascents).

Alex Puccio celebrates her 28th birthday climbing Bear Toss, 8B | V13


American crusher Alex Puccio has turned 28 years old and she celebrated the occasion sending her 21st problem graded V13 | 8B or harder, Bear Toss, on the Veritas Boulder, in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Liam Vance flashes Sky


American climber Liam Vance has pulled off one of the hardest flashes ever by sending Sky on his first try. The problem, located in Rocklands, South Africa, is usually considered V14 | 8B+, but Vance seems to consider it “just” V13 | 8B.

David Firnenburg and Monika Retschy, 2017 German Bouldering Champions


David Firnenburg and Monika Retschy have won the 2017 German Bouldering Champions that took place over the last 2 days in Berlin. Jan Hojer, Frederike Fell, Max Priz and Afra Hönig completed the podium.

Ropes of Maui, 8B flash by Nathan Phillips


British climber Nathan Phillips has flashed Ropes of Maui, an 8B | V13 problem located in Llanberis Pass, North Wales. On the same session, he also climbed Diesel Power 8A | V11 and Mr Fantastic 8A+ | V12.

Alex Puccio warms up for Vail with another 8B | V13


Alex Puccio, in what was supposed to be a rest day, has climbed yet another V13 | 8B boulder, Dead Meadow in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This is Puccio’s 20th ascent graded V13 or harder.

The Pursuit of Happiness, first 8B | V13 by Mina Leslie-Wujastyk


British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is on a rock trip in South Africa, where she has climbed her first 8B-graded boulder, The Pursuit of Happiness, in the area of Redhill, close to Cape Town.

Dmitry Sharafutdinov and Ekaterina Kipryanova, 2017 Russian Bouldering Champions


This past week Russia celebrated its climbing nationals, including the 3 IFSC disciplines (speed, lead, and bouldering). Over 4 days the best climbers in the country competed in the city of Ufa. Dmitry Sharafutdinov secured his 10th National title and Ekaterina Kipryanova her 2nd.