Why didn’t Chon get the top in Chongqing? How to identify the TOP

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Last Sunday, during the final in Chongqing, Jongwon Chon had to climb M4 twice, since the first time he didn’t match properly. Identifying the top hold is quite easy, but in the heat of the moment, anyone can make a costly mistake. Let’s analyze what happened with Chon and the top of M4.

Catching up with the 8C sendfest

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If last week we were talking about hard ascents by female boulderers, this time we are catching up with all the hard climbing that the guys have been doing all over the planet. 8C’s have been opened and repeated in 3 continents!

Jongwon Chon wins La Sportiva Legends Only 2016

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Jongwon Chon, the young star from South Korea, has won the 6th edition of La Sportiva Legends Only with a perfect performance, 5 tops in 5 attempts. Kokoro Fujii and Alex Megos placed second and third.

Talking with the protagonists | La Sportiva Legends Only 2016

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To warm up before the event, here you have some interviews with the people involved in La Sportiva Legends Only 2016: The climbers, the setters, the organizer and an absolute legend from the good old days, Jerry Moffatt.

Preview | La Sportiva Legends Only 2016

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The most exclusive competition of the season is around the corner. La Sportiva Legends Only takes place this Saturday in Stockholm. 5 of the best boulderers on the planet will have 3 tries to send 5 very hard problems.

Teaser: La Sportiva Legends Only 2016

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Here’s a short clip to get you psyched for one of the most special events of the season: La Sportiva Legends Only. As always, the line-up is mind-blowing: Jimmy Webb, Rustam Gelmanov, Kokoro Fujii, Alex Megos, Jongwon Chon and Tomoa Narasaki.

Jongwon Chon establishes Korea’s first V15 | 8C

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Korean star Jongwon Chon has opened Korea’s first V15 | 8C, calling it Eternal Sunshine. It is a a tall (about 10m | 32 feet) problem located in Mudeungsan, South Korea. This is Chon’s second ascent of that grade after Asagimadara, which he climbed in March, along with Adam Ondra and Sachi Amma.

Sol Sa and Jabee Kim win the first psicobloc comp in Korea

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Una foto publicada por SPYDER KOREA OFFICIAL (@spyder_korea) el 25 de Jun de 2016 a la(s) 8:17 PDT The Spyder Hangang  Championship, held in Seoul a few days ago, was the first Korean Deep Water Soloing (aka. psicobloc) competition ever. Sol Sa and Jabee Kim won the event followed by IFSC World Cup champions Jain Kim […]

Hard sends in Japan by Murai, Amma, Chon and Ondra

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A triple ascent of an 8C highball, a near flash of an 8B+ and a repetition of a long, horizontal 8C roof problem. Let’s catch up with some of the hard ascents Japan has seen lately.

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.