2013 European Bouldering Championship – Preview

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The Bouldering World Cup may be over, but European Boulderers have one more day marked in their calendars. This next Saturday the European Bouldering Championship kicks off in Eindhoven. The last chance of the year to witness Old Continent’s cream of the crop under one roof.

2013 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Finals

Dmitry Sharafutdinov getting ready to climb

The sky finally cleared up in Munich and sunset light hit the wall as some of the best boulderers in the world battled for the last medals of the season. In the end, Rei Sugimoto got his first gold medal ever and Anna Stöhr, in a legendary streak, won her 7th world cup of 2013.

2013 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Results

Climbers taking part in the 2013 Munich Bouldering World Cup Final Round

Rei Sugimoto and Anna Stöhr have won the last Bouldering World Cup of the year. Thomas Tauporn, Alex Puccio, Rustam Gelmanov and Shauna Coxey completed the podium.

2013 Munich Bouldering World Cup – Semifinals

Semifinals in munich

The semifinals in Munich have left an unusual lineup for the final round. Who doesn’t like that… I’ll tell you who, the climbers who have fought their way through the round to find themselves out of the top 6.

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

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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

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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).