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.

Alex Johnson: On Comps and The Swarm

Last summer, during the Vail Bouldering World Cup, we got the chance to catch up with American boulderer Alex Johnson. We talked about her views on competitions and her ambitious project: The Swarm.

Get ready for the PsicoComp!

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Tomorrow, the Utah Olympic Park hosts the second edition of the Psico Bloc Masters, the world biggest Deep Water Soloing (aka psicobloc) competition. The impressive (15 meters tall!) wall will be climbed by stars like Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian or Ashima Shiraishi.

ABS Nationals Finals Live Today!

Two climbers during the ABS Nationals Qualifiers

The 2013 ABS Nationals, basically the USA Bouldering Championship, is taking place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this weekend. Yesterday they had the qualifying round and today the top 20 male and female boulderers will go on with the semis and the finals.

ABS Nationals this weekend + Rock Rodeo recap

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Remember ladies and gentlemen that this weekend the ABS Nationals (the USA championships) will take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Weekly Digest – 16 December 2012

James Webb has joined the super-exclusive club of V13 Flashers by sending “Roses and Blue Jays” (8B | V13) on his first try. Here’s a video of  Rob D’Anastasio sending that problem. Alex Johnson has flashed Luminance 7C | V9 in Bishop, California. Luminance is a pretty intimidating highball first climbed by Shawn Diamond in 2008. […]