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.

Alex Puccio and Nathaniel Coleman, 2017 USA Champions

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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.

USA Nationals: Sean McColl and Daniel Woods out of semis

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After a very long qualifying round, the big news is that two of the favorites, Sean McColl (winner in 2011) and Daniel Woods (9 times USA Champion) didn’t make semis. Alexey Rubtsov and Ashima Shiraishi lead the scoreboard.

8C’s for Rubtsov and Albert

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Low winter temperatures in Europe haven’t stopped Alexey Rubtsov and Charles Albert from going outside and trying really hard. Both have climbed 8C | V15 boulders in the last days.

Adidas Rockstars 2015 | Finals highlights video

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Here’s our full summary of the Adidas Rockstars 2015 finals. Showing every single problem including the superfinals.

European Bouldering Championships 2015 – Aftermath

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The European Bouldering Championship has been the perfect event to illustrate why this season may be the most interesting to date. It is very hard to tell who are the favorites; the famous guys are strong, but so is everyone else.