The 2018 Rab CWIF in review

The Rab CWIF was the perfect way to start the 2018 international competition season. Good climbing and a good show full of big stars. Kokoro Fujii and Alma Bestvater took the title.

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.

The big final of the Bundesliga live on Saturday

This Saturday, Climbmax Stuttgart will host the final round of the Bundesliga, a massive, year-round series of bouldering competitions that take place all over Germany. Climbers have been competing since January in up to 11 events. On Saturday, after the 12th qualifying round, the top 6 will compete in the big final.

Video: Alma Bestvater sending Charity Bouldern, 8B | V13

Courtesy of Klettermafia, here’s a video of Alma Bestvater’s ascent of Charity Bouldern, graded 8B | V13, in Silvretta, Austria.

Alma Bestvater climbs Charity Bouldern, 8B | V13

German climber Alba Bestvater has climbed her first 8B-graded boulder problem, Charity Bouldern in Silvretta, Austria.