Adam Ondra won the gold medal at the Boulder European Cup in Prague. In the women's category, the Austrian Eva Maria Hammelmüller made it to the top of the podium.
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Bouldering legend Dave Graham has been in Ticino for several months and seems to be in top form. His latest exploit is the ascent of Boulder Primitivo (8c). Here is the video of his inspection.
In recent times, the IFSC has often been offended by decisions. In the comment columns, some sharp shots are fired at the international sport climbing association. And the athletes themselves are also critical. Is this criticism appropriate or not?
On the last weekend in March, unknown persons in the Kesslerloch near Thayngen caused irreparable damage to the walls and ceilings of the lower part of the cave with a large fire. Certain lines of the popular bouldering spot in Schaffhausen will probably no longer be climbable in the future, including two classics by Fred Nicole.
Like many other climbing professionals, Vadim Timonov recently stayed in Fontainebleau. Since the conditions were unfavorable for the really difficult problems, the strong Russian quickly concentrated on flashing. The result: a ticklist with numerous boulders in the eighth French grade.
With Mirror Reality, Drew Ruana recently climbed his fiftieth 8b+ boulder and shortly thereafter opened another 8c with Dire Wolf. Since the American left the competition circuit behind in 2020 to focus primarily on bouldering, he has been unstoppable.
William Bosi set a new record in the Czech Republic. Within a day he flashed the Boulder Charizard (8b +), Fénixovy Slzy (8a +) and The Swirl King Sitstart (8a +, FA). And as if that wasn't enough, he combined the first two lineages to recreate Bulbasaur (8c, FA).
The World Cup start in Meiringen did not go as planned for Simon Lorenzi with 39th place. The Belgian was able to prove his strength in the bouldering paradise of Ticino. In Brione he managed the Boulder Vecchio Leone (8b), Kingdom (8b+/c) and Everything the Light Touches (8c) within a few days.
In 2023 the Climbing World Championships will take place in Bern. The IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships in the Swiss federal capital are the first qualifying event for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
Whether beginner or pro, many climbers make the same mistakes when training fingerboards. In the video, professional climber and coach Tom Randall clears up the three most common mistakes and explains the effect of fatigue, as well as body and grip position on training success.
A few hours ago the final of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup took place in Meiringen, Switzerland. With an impressive performance in the last boulder, Tomoa Narasaki catapulted himself onto the podium. Closely followed by his compatriot Yoshiyuki Ogata. Third place went to Frenchman Mejdi Schalck.
Janja Garnbret won gold and Natalia Grossman silver at the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Meiringen. Andrea Kümin confidently climbed to third place.
As part of our recent beta broadcast, we're auctioning off a rock crystal belonging to Dave Graham. 100 percent of the proceeds go to those in need of the war in Ukraine. The auction runs until Tuesday, April 12th.
In January, Brooke Raboutou stayed in Ticino and enjoyed the variety of boulders in the Swiss sun room. During her stay in Switzerland, she managed some difficult boulders, including Kings of Sonlerto (8a +), La Proue (8b), Iur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).