2013 Chongqing Bouldering World Cup Finals

Climbers during Chongqing Finals

The first IFSC Bouldering World Cup of the season is over. Sharafutdinov and Stöhr took the gold with very solid performances. Schubert – Oda and Hori – Puccio completed the podium. Let’s do a quick review of the comp.

Chongqing Bouldering World Cup – Preview

Chongqing Bouldering Wall Schema

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup kicks off this weekend in Chongqing, a city in the Middle of China with about 7 million people. It is the second year in a row that Chongqing hosts a Bouldering World Cup.

2012 Recap – Best Male Competition Boulderers

Gelmanov in an IFSC Bouldering World Cup

Few weeks ago we listed our 2012 top 5 best female climbers in IFSC bouldering competitions. Let’s do the same with the guys, shall we? Please bear in mind that this is based mostly on my personal opinion and is just for fun. You can be sure that I’ve struggled to make this list. The top 5 […]

Weekly Digest – 9 December 2012

The bouldering wall for the Slovenian Championship

The 2012 Slovenian Bouldering champions are Jernej Kruder and Mina Markovic. 4th National Championship in a row for Jernej. Mina also won the Lead Championship. Picture taken from the Slovenian Climbing Team Facebook page.   The Spanish Bouldering Cup ended last Saturday. The overall winners are Ignasi Tarrazona and Berta Martín. There’s a good recap and some […]

La Sportiva Legends Only 2012 – My 2 cents

Glairon Mondet on problem #1

The last competition of the year was an interesting event to watch (if you didn’t have the chance to watch it live you can catch up here). 5 really hard problems for 5 really good boulderers. Overall I liked the competition but I can’t help but thinking that had it been an on-sight competition I […]

Quick Note – 2 December 2012

The results of La Sportiva Leyends Only 2012 are: Sean McColl (CAN) Dmitrii Sharafutdinov (RUS) Jakob Schubert (AUT) Guillaume Glairon Mondet (FRA) Adam Ondra (CZE)

La Sportiva Legends Only 2012

This Saturday the last big international bouldering comp of the year will take place in Stockholm: La Sportiva Legends Only. 5 of the best competition boulderers on earth will gather in the Klättercentret climbing gym to try to solve some ridiculously hard boulder problems set by British top climber Shauna Coxsey (who will be head route setter). The line-up Dmitrii […]