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).

Munich: The last Bouldering World Cup of 2018!

The 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup concludes this weekend in Munich with the biggest event of the series. About 300 climbers will compete and the overall medals will be decided under the majestic Olimpic Stadium.

Jan Hojer and Ji Min Jeong win the Spyder Han Gang DWS comp in Korea

Jan Hojer and Ji Min Jeong won the Spyder Han Gang Climbing Championships, a deep water soloing competition held in Seoul, South Korea. This was the third edition of the event and many international stars were present.

Reading material | 15/06/2018

Here you have some climbing-related articles that I found interesting and that you may have missed.

Kaddi Lehmann repeats Kryptos 8C | V15, becomes the second woman to climb the grade

German climber Kaddi Lehmann has become the second woman to climb a boulder graded 8C | V15, she has climbed Franz Widmer’s Kryptos, located near Balsthal, Switzerland.

Revenge of the veterans, Moroni and Noguchi win in Hachioji

In this age in which it looks like teenagers are crushing comps every weekend, a couple of seasoned veterans, Gabri Moroni and Akiyo Noguchi took the gold in Hachioji. Both were competing before the IFSC even existed!

Nico Ceria pays a productive visit to New Zealand

Italian climber Niccolo Ceria has been bouldering in the limestone area of Castle Hill, New Zealand. There he repeated several hard lines and did the first ascent of a couple of long-standing projects. And he flashed a V13!