More bouldering comps this weekend

After the ABS Nationals in the USA and the Japanese Bouldering Championship, this weekend is time for the ABS 14 Youth Nationals and the 2013 CWIF. The French Bouldering Championships are also on the horizon.

2013 CWIF
The prestigious Climbing Works International Festival will take place this weekend in Sheffield. Some of the best climbers in the UK, along with international bouldering, will compete at The Climbing Works gym.

Just to give you an idea of how big this comp is let’s name some of the participants: Shauna Coxsey, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Alex Puccio, Ned Feehally, David Barrans, Jakob Schubert, Lukas Ennemoser, Chris Webb-Parsons…

The qualifying round will be a sort of jam-session with everyone climbing together and the semis and finals will follow the IFSC Format (which is appropriate giving that many participants are regulars in IFSC comps).

The Climbing Works International Festival 2012 from Outcrop Films on Vimeo.

Semis and Finals will be streamed online at the IFSC official website (which has a new look!) and we can expect high-quality problems (from world-class setters) with top-notch performances by the some of the best boulderers in the world. Don’t miss it!

  • Semi-finals: 14:30 GMT  12:00 GMT
  • Finals: 18:00 GMT

More info at The CWIF website.

ABS 14 Youth Nationals
The party keeps going in Colorado Springs. After the ABS Nationals is time for the younger stars to show what they are capable of. There is no live stream this time but I’m sure we’ll get to see some cool highlights reel soon. More at

French Bouldering Championship

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Last week France crowned their new Youth Champions (results here) and in 7 days (March 9-10) they’ll do likewise with the adults. Gillaume Glairon Mondet and Melanié Sandoz will defend their title against talented climbers like François Kaiser, Thomas Caleyron, Melissa Le Neve or Cécile Avezou. More info at the French Federation website.

The competition will be broadcasted at francebloc2013.


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