THIS is truly old-school | Sunday Sends

Nowadays after almost every big final, there’s a lot of talk about modern setting style vs. old-school setting. This Sunday we gonna look back at an ascent from 10 years ago, to see how a truly old-school problem looks like. Don’t expect too many volumes or triple dynos, and you gonna need to look closely […]

“I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between commentator and audience” | An interview with Liam Lonsdale

Right before heading to Innsbruck for the World Championships, we got the chance to catch up with Liam Lonsdale. If you follow climbing online, chances are you are very familiar with his work (he’s a writer and photographer) and his voice (he has been the commentator at some of the biggest climbing events: Adidas Rockstars, […]

What goes into running a World Cup | Matthias Keller interview

An IFSC World Cup is a massive event, with more than a hundred people involved and lots of moving parts to be coordinated. In this interview, Matthias Keller, organizer of the Munich event for many years, talks about what goes into running the biggest WC of the season.

Should she get the bonus?

During a competition held in F5 Climbing Center, Bangkok, it was decided, on the fly, that problem would have zone|bonus holds. But they didn’t decide how to award them. And that created some problems…

Nalle Hukkataival developing The Realm in Rocklands

Last summer, Finnish climber Nalle Hukkataival spent weeks developing a new sector, The Realm, in the bouldering paradise of Rocklands, South Africa. Now Kevin Takashi Smith has released a video about those days of hard work and first ascents. Enjoy!

Great interview with Shauna Coxsey

“Your mindset and how you deal with things is a choice”

Bonus vs. Zones, is there a difference?

If you watched bouldering live streams lately, you may have noticed that nobody talks about bonuses anymore. Now they all refer to that special, tie-breaking hold, as the zone. Why is that?

The Real Thing, the original bouldering movie, free on YouTube!

Moon Climbing has just released on YouTube the 1996 bouldering movie The Real Thing, the first 100% bouldering movie ever!

How to set a tricky dyno, with Niklas Wiechmann

German setter Niklas Wiechmann, from Beta Routesetting, shares his setting process while creating a 1-2 dyno. A short and sweet video that helps us understand setting and the decisions it involves a bit better.

Alex Puccio vs. Akiyo Noguchi | Compare and Contrast

Today I wanna share a new experiment. A climbing comparison video in which I (over)analyze and compare how Alex Puccio and Akiyo Noguchi climbed the same problem during the 2013 World Cup in Log Dragomer, Slovenia.