Hueco Rock Rodeo 2016 – Sendfest in Texas

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The 23rd edition of the Hueco Rock Rodeo gathered more than a hundred climbers, a bunch of World-Class boulderers included. Alex Puccio and Jakob Schubert won the open competition ahead of Jule Wurm, Jan Hojer, Akiyo Noguchi and Sam Davis.

Video-gems: Ondra and Schubert working on White Noise

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Last June, in the week between the World Cup in Toronto and the one in Vail, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert went outdoor climbing in Colorado. Island.io has just released uncut footage of those two beasts working on White Noise (V14/15).

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.

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.

Jakob Schubert’s 2-day rampage in Magic Wood

Jakob Schubert climbing in Magic Wood

Austrian climber Jakob Schubert, right after winning the 2014 Overall Lead World Cup title, has paid his first visit to Switzerland’s Magic Wood. Despite having focused on lead all season he has managed to flash another 8B and send, among other things, two 8B+ problems.

2013 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Results

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The sixth Bouldering World Cup of the Season is over. The Austrian Golden Couple (TM) Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stöhr have won yet another gold medal. Jorg Verhoeven, Akiyo Noguchi, Jakob Schubert and Alex Puccio completed the podium.

Schubert’s overture: WTF happened in Kitzbühel

A Comparison of Schubert's starting positions. Incorrect on the left, correct on the right.

Jakob Schubert won the Kitzbühel Bouldering World Cup. To do so, he had to climb the third problem in the final two times. Once during the normal course of the competition and another one after everyone was done climbing. What happened? Was it according to the rules? Was it fair? Let’s figure it out.

The 8B Flashers Club

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To join The 8B Flashers Club you must have flashed at least one boulder problem that, at that very moment, was considered 8B | V13 or harder.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 1 April 2013

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We bring you results from the Military Winter World Games, four 8C | V15, two mind-blowing flashes, and a ton of content from Chongqing’s Bouldering World Cup. Oh, and this week we’ll have our second Bouldering World Cup of the year while Canada crowns its Bouldering Champions.

Military World Winter Games

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I was watching an interview with Anna Stöhr when she said she was going to “the Military World Championships”. I didn’t know what she was talking about. So I figured it out.