USA Nationals and Bloco Masters this Saturday

The 2016 season kicks off this Saturday with two big comps: The USA Nationals and Bloco Masters. Both will have well-known stars competing and both will be livestreamed online. The million dollar question is: will Alex Puccio and Daniel Woods become USA Champions for the 10th time?

Jorg Verhoeven repeats The Wheel of Life

Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven has repeated what’s probably the most famous line in Australia: The Wheel of Life, a massive linkage of several roof boulder problems in Hollow Mountain Cave in the Grampians.

ABS Nationals 2015: Woods and Puccio go for their 9th title

The 16th edition of the American Bouldering Series National Championships will take place this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.

Alex Megos, third ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15

Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming.

German climber Alex Megos has managed to repeat Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming V15 (8C). This is the third ascent of the problem, which features some of the most difficult individual moves ever climbed.

Watch Daniel Woods on Lucid Dreaming

Photo by Cameron Maier

At the beginning of the year Daniel Woods managed to do the first (and only) repetition of Lucid Dreaming 8C | V15, one of the hardest problems on the planet. Footage from the ascent has been released as part of the promotion of the film Exposure Vol. II.

Climbing With The Stars: La Sportiva Legends Only 2014

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Tomorrow 6 of the best boulderers on the planet will take part in the most exclusive comp of the year: La Sportiva Legends Only. Adam Ondra, Daniel Woods, Jernej Kruder, Jan Hojer, Jimmy Webb and Alex Megos will face 5 extremely hard problems (~ V12 | 8A+ to ~ V14 | 8B+) in Stockholm’s Klättercentret.

James Webb repeats Defying Gravity V15 | 8C

About a year after its first ascent by Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb has pulled off the first repetition of Defying Gravity. The problem, graded V15 | 8C, is located in Thunder Ridge, Colorado. “It is 25 feet tall, 58 degrees overhung, and explosive” said Woods.

Alex Puccio sends her second V14 | 8B+

Alex Puccio during the 2013 Innsbruck Bouldering World Cup

Alex Puccio is in top form and keeps on crushing. After her second place in the Bouldering World Championships she went back to Colorado and did a quick repeat (just two sessions) of Wheel of Chaos, V14 | 8B+.

Alex Puccio sends Jade, 8B+ | V14

Alex Puccio has done the first female ascent of Jade, one of the most iconic boulder problems in North America. It took her only 4 sessions, sending first go the fourth day. With this ascent Puccio becomes the fourth woman ever to climb a 8B+ | V14 problem.

Tamás Zupán – The path to V15

A couple of weeks ago Tamás Zupán repeated one of the hardest boulder problems in Switzerland: In Search of Time Lost. First climbed by Daniel Woods back in 2008 and graded 8C | V15, it’s one of the hardest and most spectacular roof problems on the planet.