Weekly Bouldering Digest – 24 March 2013

General Disarray 8B | V13

The IFSC Competition season has begun with some of the best boulderers on Earth competing in Chongqing’s World Cup. Meanwhile, on real rock, some other strong guys (Robinson, Nakajima, Webb…) have been establishing and repeating really hard boulder problems. Oh, and Chris Sharma has red pointed the hardest route on the planet.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 19 March 2013

Rok Klancnik on FTGTF

Let’s see… we have Chris Schulte’s euro trip, Dave Graham latest V15, some really hard repeats in Switzerland, Daniel Woods not repeating a V15 (for a change!) and much more…

ABS Nationals Finals Live Today!

Two climbers during the ABS Nationals Qualifiers

The 2013 ABS Nationals, basically the USA Bouldering Championship, is taking place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this weekend. Yesterday they had the qualifying round and today the top 20 male and female boulderers will go on with the semis and the finals.

ABS Nationals this weekend + Rock Rodeo recap

ABS Nationals banner

Remember ladies and gentlemen that this weekend the ABS Nationals (the USA championships) will take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 17 February 2013

Traversi climbing Meadowlark Lemon

This week is all about hard problems climbed on real rock. Big names climbing big grades all over the globe. We also have some competition results and, as always, a bunch of bouldering videos to get you psyched.

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 […]

Lengendary Boulder Problems: The Island and The Big Island

The (Big) Island. Legendary boulder problem.

Vincent Pochon on The Big Island The (Big) Island is a legendary compression problem located in Fontainebleau, France. It features a prow-like roof that climbers must hug with arms and legs to create enough friction to stick to the rock. The last great problem in the forest The first ascent of The Island was done […]

Weekly Digest – 20 January 2013

Glairon Mondet climbing The Big Island

Hum… those lazy climbers… just one 8C | V15 got repeated this week! Guillaume Glairon Mondet repeated The Big Island 8C | V15 The Big Island is a low standing start to The Island, a problem first done by Dave Graham and located in the sandstone Mecca of Fontainebleau, France. On Glairon Mondet’s blog you […]

Weekly Digest – 13 January 2013

Chris Sharma on Witness the Fitness

Wow, what a week of really hard repeats: Chris Sharma on “Witness the Fitness” 8C | V15. Picture taken from Big UP Productions’ website. Daniel Woods has done the third ascent of Chris Sharma’s “Witness the Fitness” in the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas. WitnessTF is a really long roof problem made famous by the climbing movie Dosage […]

Weekly Digest – 16 December 2012

James Webb has joined the super-exclusive club of V13 Flashers by sending “Roses and Blue Jays” (8B | V13) on his first try. Here’s a video of  Rob D’Anastasio sending that problem. Alex Johnson has flashed Luminance 7C | V9 in Bishop, California. Luminance is a pretty intimidating highball first climbed by Shawn Diamond in 2008. […]