2014 Bouldering World Championships – Semifinals

We’ve had a great semifinal round in Munich. The problems were hard (2 flashes were a direct ticket to finals) but doable, all of them were solved by more than one climber. Two big surprises: Kilian Fischhuber is out and Michaela Tracy is in finals.

2014 Bouldering World Championships – Women’s Qualifiers

A warm, sunny day and a big crowd awaited the 80 women that took part in the qualifying round. Great Britain’s Michaela Tracy offered an impressive performance and goes to semis in first place, tied with Alex Puccio, who also looked in top shape.

2014 Bouldering World Championships – Men’s Qualifiers

Hard problems in the men’s qualifying round. Out of 112 climbers only 58 managed to get a top. The big surprise is that Rustam Gelmanov is in 21st place, out of semifinals.

2014 Bouldering World Championships – Preview

This Thursday the most important bouldering competition of the year kicks off in Munich. The spectacular Olympic Stadium will host the IFSC Bouldering World Championships.

Udo Neumann on the 2014 World Cup

Udo Neumann

Right after the award ceremony in Laval we spoke with Udo Neumann. The German coach shared his thoughts on why Jan Hojer and Akiyo Noguchi are the 2014 Overall Champions and talked about route setting, the performance of the German Team and the challenges the IFSC faces.

2014 Laval Bouldering World Cup – Results

Akiyo Noguchi has won in Laval and has secured the overall title ahead of Shauna Coxsey and Anna Stöhr. On male’s side Rustam Gelmanov has got the gold medal.

2014 Laval Bouldering World Cup – Semifinals

Perfect difficulty in the semifinal round. Every single problem was solved but none of them was easy. The French team did impressively well and we’ll see 5 French climbers in finals. Noguchi and Coxsey are first and second, the overall title will be decided in the final round.

2014 Laval Bouldering World Cup – Qualifiers

Big news from the qualifying round in Laval: Jan Hojer has won the 2014 Bouldering World Cup. Dmitry Sharafutdinov had his worst result in a long time and couldn’t make semifinals. Predictable results on women’s side.

2014 Laval Bouldering World Cup – Preview

The 2014 Bouldering World Cup is about to end. And what an ending. The winners haven’t been decided yet. Jan Hojer, Dmitry Sharafutdinov, Akiyo Noguchi and Shauna Coxsey will fight for the overall title in the last world cup of the season, hosted in Laval, France.

2014 Haiyang Bouldering World Cup – Preview

The second to last Bouldering World Cup of the year kicks off tomorrow in Haiyang, Eastern China. Compared to previous competitions the starting list is a wasteland but the climbers fighting for the World Cup title will be there, so there’s a lot at stake and we can expect an exciting competition.