Mile Heyden climbs New Base Line, 8B+ | V14

German climber Mile Heyden has climbed her second problem graded 8B+ | V14, New Base Line in Magic Woods, Switzerland. Heyden’s first 8B+ was Feuerwalze, located in the Swabian Jura, Germany, which she climbed in March of 2017.

Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert win the combined title

The IFSC Climbing World Championships finished today in Innsbruck with the combined final. The top 6 men and women competed in speed, bouldering and lead. Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert won their second title (after Garnbret’s victory in bouldering and Schubert’s victory in lead).

Kai Harada, Bouldering World Champion

Kai Harada has won the Bouldering World Championship. In a final full of tricky boulders, he was the only one capable of getting 4 tops. Jongwon Chon and Gregor Vezonik completed the podium.

Lots of tops and lots of heartbreaks in the male semifinal

Today the men faced much easier problems than those set for the women. 4 tops have been required to make finals and many favorites failed the test: Adam Ondra, Tomoa Narasaki and Jernej Kruder are out.

Janja Garnbret, Bouldering World Champion

In a difficult final, Janja Garnbret has secured the title of Bouldering World Champion. The Slovenian won every round of the competition and, in the final, ended up one zone ahead of Akiyo Noguchi. Stasa Gejo won the bronze.

Garnbret and Klingler crush in the semis | Innsbruck 2018

World Champion Petra Klingler will get the chance to defend her title in the final tonight, after a really good performance in the semis. She is in second place, right after Janja Garnbret, who flashed 3 problems.

Innsbruck 2018: The bouldering starts with very hard problems for the women

The Bouldering has started at the World Championships in Innsbruck. The female qualifiers took place today and the boulders were very hard. Most favorites made it to semis but we saw a lot of frustration during this very long round (it lasted for more than 5 hours).

Double gold for Slovenia. Nonaka and Kruder, overall champions

Janja Garnbret and Gregor Vezonic took the gold in a final full of emotional moments. Miho Nonaka, Jernej Kruder, Akiyo Noguchi and Jakob Schubert completed the podium. Miho Nonaka and Jernej Kruder are the overall champions.

Jernej Kruder wins the overall in a spectacular semifinal

The good route setting continues in Munich, the semifinal boulders were fun, spectacular and had near perfect difficulty. Japan and Slovenia had done really well and each team has 4 climbers in finals. Jernej Kruder has secured the overall title.

14 hours of qualifiers, 15 Japanese in semis!

After 14 hours of climbing the qualifying round is over in Munich. Good route setting, many heartbreaks and great results for team Japan (15 climbers in semis).