Meiringen 2018: Nonaka and Kruder take the gold in a great final

Miho Nonaka and Jernej Kruder have won the first Bouldering World Cup of 2018. Janja Garnbret, Tomoa Narasaki, Akiyo Noguchi and Alexey Rubtsov completed the podium.

Great semis in Meirigen. Schubert and Noguchi crushed!

We have our first World Cup finalists of the year! The semifinal in Meiringen had perfect difficulty, the problems were quite hard but all of them got topped. Great performances by Akiyo Noguchi and Jakob Schubert, who go to finals in first place.

The action has begun! Qualifiers in Meiringen

The IFSC has officially started! All day climbers have been fighting their way up the problems set by Laurent Laport and his team. While the results on the female side were quite predictable, the morning session left us with some surprises.

The first World Cup of 2018! Meiringen Preview

The 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup starts in a few hours in the Swiss town of Meiringen. More than two hundred climbers will take part, including all the favorites to the overall title. Don’t miss the big final on Saturday!

Penrose Step, V14 by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio has climbed her fourth V14 (8B+), Penrose Step, in Leavenworth, Washington state. Puccio was very close to climbing the problem about a year ago, when she fell from the top.

2018 Hueco Rock Rodeo: Hard problems and hard rain

It doesn’t rain often in Texas’ desert, but when it does, it pours! An intense rainstorm forced the 2018 edition of the Hueco Rock Rodeo to be rescheduled. Frustrated climbers had to wait in their tents for the rain to stop and the rock to dry. But when it did, the climbing felt better than […]

Anthony Gullsten climbs The Big Island 8C | V15

Finnish climber Anthony Gullsten has repeated The Big Island, an iconic compression line in Fontainebleau. It is graded 8C | V15 and was first climbed by Vincent Pochon in 2009. Since then, it has been climbed by stars like Hojer, Hukkataival, Robinson or Webb.

Some boulders from the Asian Cup

Hong Kong hosted the Asian bouldering cup at the beginning of the month. Mei Kotake and Gerald Verosil took the gold but sadly there wasn’t much coverage of the event. The IFSC barely offered any information and as far as I know, there wasn’t a livestream. But through social media, I’ve managed to dig up […]

Massive 8C Catch-Up

Time to play catch up with all the super hard ascents that have been done all over the world in the last weeks. Grab a map, let’s go!

Wonderlust 8B | V13 by Isabelle Faus

American boulderer Isabelle Faus has climbed her 11th 8B | V13 boulder, Wonderlust, located in St. Vrain Canyon, Colorado.