2013 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Qualifiers

Climbers during the qualifiers in Munich 2013

The last World Cup of the season has kicked off in Munich’s Olympic Stadium. The qualifiers have taken place today leaving some big names out of semifinals. The competition ends tomorrow with the semis in the morning and the final round in the evening.

2013 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Preview

Munich Bouldering World Cup Banner

The 2013 Bouldering WC ends this next weekend in Munich. The overall title has already been claimed by Sharafutdinov and Stöhr but the rest is up for grabs. Munich promises good climbing, good weather, a nice setting and a party atmosphere. Psyched? You should be!

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.

2013 Vail Bouldering World Cup – Semifinals

Ozawa and Williams bouldering in Vail

Semifinals are over in Vail. We’ve witnessed a soul-crushing round for the women; extremely hard problems, just 3 climbers were able to get a top. For the men, a more standard difficulty level; every problem was solved. Fischhuber and McColl got 4 tops.

2013 Vail Bouldering World Cup – Qualifiers

Sharafutdinov on MQ3

Pure American flavour in Vail. Powerful moves on good holds. Big swings and heel hooks galore. The altitude, combined with long problems, has given a hard time to the climbers, who found themselves struggling to recover between attempts.

2013 Vail Bouldering World Cup – Preview

Vail Bouldering World Cup Banner

Vail, a beautiful town located in the Rocky Mountains, will host the 7th stage of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup. The USA presents a team as strong as they come and we have a new wall (new in Vail, is the one they used in the ABS Nationals).

2013 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Finals

Toronto Bouldering World Cup Finals

Weather finally cooled off a little for the finals in Hamilton, Canada. The crowd, on the other hand, was warm and energetic, cheering enthusiastically whenever a climber got on the wall. The Toronto (Hamilton!) Bouldering World Cup ended with four medals won by Innsbruck residents (including, of course, Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stöhr).

2013 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Results

Male podium in Toronto

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.

2013 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Semifinals

Miles Adamson bouldering in Toronto

More heat and more humidity. More people cheering loudly and more hard, powerful problems. The semifinals in Toronto left us with a flashfest for the women and a perfectly divided field for the men. Sean McColl continues his good run and goes to finals in 4th place.

2013 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Qualifiers

Wurm bouldering in Toronto

The sixth stage of the 2013 Bouldering World Cup kicked off today. In Hamilton, near Toronto, we’ve had an intense qualification round. The crowd has been loud. The atmosphere, hot and humid. The problems, dynamic and powerful.