Semifinals | Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017

Another great round for team Japan, they have 6 finalists! Yoshiyuki Ogata and Shauna Coxsey lead the board going into the final. Janja Garnbret is in 7th place, missing the final by just 2 attempts to bonus.

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Qualifiers | Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017

Sun, heat, and lots of slabs today in the qualifying round of the Vail Bouldering World Cup. The Japanese team destroyed the male field, having 9 climbers in the top 10. Janja Garnbret and Miho Nonaka lead the female category.

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Preview | Vail Bouldering World Cup 2017

The 5th World Cup of the season is here. The beautiful town of Vail, in Colorado, will host the only bouldering event of 2017 in the American continent. The landscape will be a refreshing contrast to the megacities of the Asian tour.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Video Gems: David Fitzgerald on Voyager sit (8B+ | V14)

A couple of months ago, Irish climber David Fitzgerald repeated the legendary line Voyager sit start (graded 8B+ | V14). Now Moon and Puzzleglass bring us a really good video about the projecting process and the ascent.

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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.

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Lots of news to catch up with! OnBouldering Digest 24/05/2017

A lot has happened since the last Digest! Let’s play catch up with the latest bouldering news!

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