Schubert’s overture: WTF happened in Kitzbühel

A Comparison of Schubert's starting positions. Incorrect on the left, correct on the right.

Jakob Schubert won the Kitzbühel Bouldering World Cup. To do so, he had to climb the third problem in the final two times. Once during the normal course of the competition and another one after everyone was done climbing. What happened? Was it according to the rules? Was it fair? Let’s figure it out.

The 8B Flashers Club

Red Carpet

To join The 8B Flashers Club you must have flashed at least one boulder problem that, at that very moment, was considered 8B | V13 or harder.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 1 April 2013

Nagao on Hydrangea 8C | V15

We bring you results from the Military Winter World Games, four 8C | V15, two mind-blowing flashes, and a ton of content from Chongqing’s Bouldering World Cup. Oh, and this week we’ll have our second Bouldering World Cup of the year while Canada crowns its Bouldering Champions.

Military World Winter Games

Annecy 2013 Military World Winter Games banner

I was watching an interview with Anna Stöhr when she said she was going to “the Military World Championships”. I didn’t know what she was talking about. So I figured it out.

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.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 3 March 2013

We have two weeks worth of news. Get ready for a lengthy post! Japan and the USA crowned their bouldering champions, the brits selected their team for the IFSC Bouldering World Cup, a bunch of girls did pretty well on hard boulders, Jan Hojer went on a sending rampage and so did Toru Nakajima.

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.

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 […]

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 […]