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.

2014 Bouldering World Championships – Semifinals

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We’ve had a great semifinal round in Munich. The problems were hard (2 flashes were a direct ticket to finals) but doable, all of them were solved by more than one climber. Two big surprises: Kilian Fischhuber is out and Michaela Tracy is in finals.

Udo Neumann on the 2014 World Cup

Udo Neumann

Right after the award ceremony in Laval we spoke with Udo Neumann. The German coach shared his thoughts on why Jan Hojer and Akiyo Noguchi are the 2014 Overall Champions and talked about route setting, the performance of the German Team and the challenges the IFSC faces.

15th ABS Nationals this weekend

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The 15th edition of the American Bouldering Series (the USA bouldering championship) kicks off this weekend in in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2013 Innsbruck Bouldering World Cup – Finals

Men's podium in Innsbruck

In Innsbruck’s Marktplatz the German team won two gold medals before a massive and devoted crowd. For the first time in a bouldering world cup, Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm stood on top of the podium. The final was exciting and the podium was completed by Dmitry Sharafutdinov, Anna Stöhr, Kilian Fischhuber and Akiyo Noguchi.

The 8B Flashers Club

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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 – 3 March 2013

Best of British

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.

Weekly Digest – 10 February 2013

Two climbers competing in the German Bouldering Cup

Comps, hard repeats, many videos and even some news on lead climbing (lead climbing is when you boulder for many meters with a harness on :P). The German Bouldering Cup kicked off in Munich The first stage of the German Bouldering Cup took place in Munich last weekend with Stefan Danker and Julia Winter taking […]

Weekly Digest – 3 February 2013

Daniel Woods on Bubble Wrap

As strange as it may sound, one of the most notable ascents of this week took place indoors! Daniel Woods sends The Bubble Wrap project Daniel Woods on Bubble Wrap. Screenshot from this video by James O’Connor. Set by Chris Danielson 5 year ago, the Bubble Wrap has been a longstanding indoor project. It is located […]

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 […]