Dmitry Sharafutdinov and Ekaterina Kipryanova, 2017 Russian Bouldering Champions

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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.

Finally! Footage from Haiyang 2015 Male Qualifiers!

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Well, this took a while… about 8 months… but it is finally here. I recorded all this back in June and, since it was almost impossible to upload videos from China, I never sat down to edit it.

European Bouldering Championships 2015 – Semifinals

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Really hard problems in the semifinal round in Innsbruck. Many big names are out, and we have a very unusual lineup for the finals.

2014 Bouldering World Championships – Semifinals

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We’ve had a great semifinal round in Munich. The problems were hard (2 flashes were a direct ticket to finals) but doable, all of them were solved by more than one climber. Two big surprises: Kilian Fischhuber is out and Michaela Tracy is in finals.

2013 Vail Bouldering World Cup – Results

Dimitry Sharafutdinov celebrating his gold medal in Vail

Anna Stöhr has done it again… her 6th gold medal of the season! With her, on women’s podium, Akiyo Noguchi and Alex Puccio. On Men’s side Dmitry Sharafutdinov has won ahead of Rustam Gelmanov and Jorg Verhoeven.

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.

2013 Chongqing Bouldering World Cup Finals

Climbers during Chongqing Finals

The first IFSC Bouldering World Cup of the season is over. Sharafutdinov and Stöhr took the gold with very solid performances. Schubert – Oda and Hori – Puccio completed the podium. Let’s do a quick review of the comp.

Chongqing Bouldering World Cup – Preview

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The IFSC Bouldering World Cup kicks off this weekend in Chongqing, a city in the Middle of China with about 7 million people. It is the second year in a row that Chongqing hosts a Bouldering World Cup.

2012 Recap – Best Male Competition Boulderers

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Few weeks ago we listed our 2012 top 5 best female climbers in IFSC bouldering competitions. Let’s do the same with the guys, shall we? Please bear in mind that this is based mostly on my personal opinion and is just for fun. You can be sure that I’ve struggled to make this list. The top 5 […]

Weekly Digest – 9 December 2012

The bouldering wall for the Slovenian Championship

The 2012 Slovenian Bouldering champions are Jernej Kruder and Mina Markovic. 4th National Championship in a row for Jernej. Mina also won the Lead Championship. Picture taken from the Slovenian Climbing Team Facebook page.   The Spanish Bouldering Cup ended last Saturday. The overall winners are Ignasi Tarrazona and Berta Martín. There’s a good recap and some […]