Preview | Munich Bouldering World Cup and European Championships


The Bouldering World Cup season comes to an end this weekend in Munich. The Bavarian capital will host the biggest IFSC World Cup ever, with 292 climbers on the starting list. This event will decide the male overall title as well as the European Championships.

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The European Bouldering Champs format explained

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The upcoming Bouldering World Cup in Munich will also serve as European Bouldering Championship. The solution to accommodate that second competition in a World Cup can be a bit confusing and it has been surrounded by controversy. In this video, I try to explain it all as clearly as possible.

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The sendage continues in Rocklands

The hard ascents in Rocklands keep piling. After the repetitions of Monkey Wedding, hard First Ascents, 8B+ Flashes, and female 8B repetitions… now Nalle Hukkataival and Shawn Raboutou have repeated, and upgraded, Jimmy Webb’s KhoiKhoi. Meanwhile Jakob Schubert has been busy sending 70 double-digits (including 2 V13 flashes).

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Miho Nonaka, Newborn Star | Sunday Sends

This Sunday we witness Japanese star Miho Nonaka making her way to her first World Cup final. It was in Innsbruck, back in 2014. She was just 16 years old.

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Video gems: Toru Nakajima on Lucid Dreaming

Here’s a wonderful video documenting Toru Nakajima’s ascent of Lucid Dreaming, the V15 line opened by Paul Robinson in Bishop, California. Nakajima did the 4th ascent of the problem in February of this year, during his third visit to work on the line.

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James Kassay, Easy Peasy | Sunday Sends

This Sunday we travel to China, to the World Cup of 2015 in Haiyang. We gonna see Australian star James Kassay on the last problem of the qualification round. From the second he comes out, to the moment he walks back behind the wall, happy with his flash.

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Video Gems: Alex Khazanov sending Monkey Wedding 8C | V15

Here’s the uncut footage of Alex Khazanov’s repetition of Monkey Wedding, a super-hard Rocklands classic opened by Fred Nicole back in 2002. Enjoy.

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Uncharted Lines Movie Review

Here’s a review of Paul Robinson’s latest movie, Uncharted Lines. A movie about the exploration of new bouldering areas and the process of opening new lines. Robison side, it features Jimmy Webb, Chris Sharma, Meagan Martin, Daniel Woods, Beto Rocasolano, Nicco Ceria, Pol Roca…

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Slovenian Gold for Sean McColl | Sunday Sends

Let’s go back to Log-Dragomer 2013, where Canadian star Sean McColl won his first gold medal in a senior bouldering comp. Sean knew he needed to flash M4, and he didn’t fail.

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Psicobloc and V14 Flashes | OnB Digest 30/07/2017

The biggest Deep Water Soloing comp in the World, a V14 flash… let’s catch up with the latest bouldering news!

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