Jakob Schubert flashes Catalan Witness the Fitness, 8B+ | V14

Austrian star Jakob Schubert has pulled off one of the hardest flashes we’ve seen in a while. During his recent trip to Catalonia, he flashed Chris Sharma’s roof problem Catalan Witness the Fitness, which was originally graded 8C | V15 (but that Schubert considers ‘low 8B+ | V14‘).

The Story of Two Worlds by Alex Khazanov

Israeli climber Alex Khazanov has started 2018 climbing the ultra-classic Story of Two Worlds in Cresciano, Switzerland. The line, first climbed by Dave Graham in 2005, has been considered the benchmark for 8C | V15.

German inefficiency: Why Alma Bestvater couldn’t climb in the Nationals

Alma Bestvater is one of the best climbers in Germany. Sadly, a bureaucratic error prevented her from competing in the German Nationals and, while trying to fix the situation, she ended up paying more than 4 thousand euros in legal costs. Here’s the whole story the way I see it.

Michaela Kiersch joins the 8B club with Crown of Aragorn

American climber Michaela Kiersch is on a tear in Hueco Tanks. Over the last few days, she has sent several double-digits (V10 | 7C+ or harder), including her first V13 | 8B, Crown of Aragorn, of which she did the third female ascent (after Ashima Shiraishi and Alex Puccio).

Live tonight: 2017 Violet Crown, The USA Cup continues

The third stage of the USA Cup will finish tonight at Crux Climbing Center, in Austin, Texas. The final, packed with stars like Alex Puccio, Nathaniel Coleman, Tyler Landman, Brooke Raboutou or Ashima Shiraishi will be streamed live at 8 pm (UTC-6).

Zan Sudar repeats Bügeleisen 8B+ | V14

Slovenian climber Zan Lovenjak Sudar has climbed his second 8B+ | V14 by repeating Klem Loskot’s Bügeleisen in the Austrian area of Maltatal. The 19-year-old pulled off a quick ascent that required just 4 sessions. That same day he also climbed Wrestling with an Alligator 8B | V13.

Psychopad, second 8B | V13 by Oriane Bertone

12 year old climber Oriane Bertone has sent her second 8B | V13 boulder problem, the extend version of Psychopad. The problem, located in the French island of Reunion, was opened by Grég Sobczak in 2012 and repeated by Alban Levier last year.

Video from the 2017 Belgian Bouldering Champions by champion Chloé Caulier

Chloé Caulier and Lukar Franckaert claimed the Belgian Championship title in the nationals hosted two weeks ago in Klimbzaal Blok, Hoboken. Check out this summary of the event published by Caulier.

Dan Turner climbs Voyager sit start 8B+ | V14

British climber Dan Turner has climbed one of the most iconic problems in the UK, Voyager, from the sitting start. The line, graded 8B+ | V14, has only seen 4 repetitions (including Turner’s) since Ben Moon’s first ascent back in 2006.

Papa Oso, Alberto Rocasolano keeps delivering 8C’s

Alberto Rocasolano’s extremely productive year continues as the Spaniard has just climbed the extended version of his line Papa Oso (in Torrelodones, Madrid). Rocasolano opened the line back in 2011, finishing it without topping out the boulder (he didn’t think it was possible). 6 years later he went back and managed to climb the entire […]