Penrose step, second V14 | 8B+ for Anna Stöhr

Austrian star Anna Stöhr has climbed Penrose step, in Leavenworth, Washington. This is her second V14 | 8B+ after New Baseline, which she climbed back in April.

Rocklands is in full season!

The South African paradise of Rocklands is full to the brim with crushers hiding from the high Summer temperatures in the northern hemisphere. Superclassic and superhard lines have been repeated left and right. Just this week Alex Khazanov climbed Monkey Wedding 8C | V15 and Marine Thevenet repeated Fragile Steps 8B | v13.

Meadowlark Lemon stand by Anna Stöhr

Austrian climber and 2 times Bouldering World Champion Anna Stöhr has climbed the standing start of what’s probably the most iconic boulder in the Red Rocks of Nevada, Meadowlark Lemon. The line, graded V13 | 8B, was first climbed from the sit by Paul Robinson in 2012.

Kilian Fischhuber retires from competitions

Kilian Fischhuber has announced his retirement from competitive climbing. The Austrian has been competing since 1997 and he’s arguably the best competition boulderer ever. He will continue climbing outside with projects in Iran, South Africa and India.

Climbing With The Stars: La Sportiva Legends Only 2014

Source: Klättercentret instagram

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.

2013 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Finals

Toronto Bouldering World Cup Finals

Weather finally cooled off a little for the finals in Hamilton, Canada. The crowd, on the other hand, was warm and energetic, cheering enthusiastically whenever a climber got on the wall. The Toronto (Hamilton!) Bouldering World Cup ended with four medals won by Innsbruck residents (including, of course, Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stöhr).

2013 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Results

Male podium in Toronto

The sixth Bouldering World Cup of the Season is over. The Austrian Golden Couple (TM) Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stöhr have won yet another gold medal. Jorg Verhoeven, Akiyo Noguchi, Jakob Schubert and Alex Puccio completed the podium.

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.

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.