Hojer and Kruder team up to repeat Es Pontas

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German powerhouse Jan Hojer and Slovenian star Jernej Kruder are in Mallorca, Spain, working on the most famous deep water soloing (AKA psicobloc) line ever: Chris Sharma’s Es Pontas. Opened by Sharma in 2006, the route remains unrepeated and it is considered one of the hardest on the planet.

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.

Red Bull Creepers – Chris Sharma still rules

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Last weekend in Puente la Reina, Spain, Chris Sharma proved once again that he’s the master of psicobloc, a.k.a. deep water soloing. The American won the Red Bull Creepers competition against some of the most talented climbers out there, including big stars like Nalle Hukkataival and Rustam Gelmanov.

Sharma’s pilgrimage, the story behind the image

Chris Sharma bouldering in Hampi

“I’m probably going to do this thing now, but I’m not going to be able to do it more than once.” Photographer Corey Rich talks about one the most iconic pictures of modern bouldering history, Chris Sharma bouldering in Hampi, India.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 24 March 2013

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The IFSC Competition season has begun with some of the best boulderers on Earth competing in Chongqing’s World Cup. Meanwhile, on real rock, some other strong guys (Robinson, Nakajima, Webb…) have been establishing and repeating really hard boulder problems. Oh, and Chris Sharma has red pointed the hardest route on the planet.

Weekly Digest – 10 February 2013

Two climbers competing in the German Bouldering Cup

Comps, hard repeats, many videos and even some news on lead climbing (lead climbing is when you boulder for many meters with a harness on :P). The German Bouldering Cup kicked off in Munich The first stage of the German Bouldering Cup took place in Munich last weekend with Stefan Danker and Julia Winter taking […]

Weekly Digest – 13 January 2013

Chris Sharma on Witness the Fitness

Wow, what a week of really hard repeats: Chris Sharma on “Witness the Fitness” 8C | V15. Picture taken from Big UP Productions’ website. Daniel Woods has done the third ascent of Chris Sharma’s “Witness the Fitness” in the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas. WitnessTF is a really long roof problem made famous by the climbing movie Dosage […]

Weekly Digest – 2 December 2012

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Switzerland has been on fire lately: Nalle Hukkataival (FIN) continues his good run by repeating Dave Graham’s From Dirt Grows the Flower (8B+|V14). Read more on Nalle’s blog. Nalle Hukkataival on Off The Wagon (Picture credit: Nalle Hukkataival’s blog) Jan Hojer (GER) has done quick repeats of Momentum and Off The Wagon. Both problems have seen their […]