Buenos Aires 2018: Combined Youth Olympic Finals today and tomorrow

The Youth Olympic Games are taking place in Buenos Aires and climbing is part of it. The combined finals will take place today and tomorrow and our sport will have its first Olympic Champions.

Bloc Shop Open and Portland Boulder Rally catch-up

While the European comp scene is pretty much done for the season, a couple of big bouldering events took place on the other side of the Atlantic. In Canada, The Bloc Shop Open attracted many international stars while, in the USA, the Portland Boulder Rally gathered some of the strongest boulderers in North America.

Miho Nonaka and Jernej Kruder win Adidas Rockstars 2018

The final of Adidas Rockstars has been, as expected, a great show. The problems were significantly harder than in the semis but they kept the dynamic style. Miho Nonaka won her first Adidas Rockstars title in the super final against Alex Puccio and Jernej Kruder secured his second title racing against Jongwon Chon (who’s been […]

Tops galore in the qualifying round of Adidas Rockstars

Adidas Rockstars is in full swing in the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. The qualifying round took place this morning and some big names are already out. The boulders, with one exception, fell on the easy side and mistakes were harshly punished.

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.