In the middle of the week Shawn Raboutou let the cat out of the bag: last summer he got the first ascent of Fuck the System (8C +) in Fionnay and thus solved one of the old problems of bouldering legend Dave Graham, the sit start of Foundation's Edge (8c) . And he secretly bouldered 9A.
From May 20th to 22nd and May 27th to 29th, the climbing elite will meet for the World Cup in Salt Lake City. Information and live streams are available here.
Ilya Bakhmet-Smolensky announces the repetition of the Fontainebleau test piece No Kpote Only and provides video evidence at the same time. However, the uncut video of his inspection is not beyond doubt.
At the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Seoul, South Korea, the American Natalia Grossman and the Japanese Fujii Kokoro secured the gold medal in the bouldering discipline.
From May 6th to 8th, the climbing elite will meet for the second World Cup of the IFSC season in the bouldering and speed disciplines in Seoul, Korea. Here you will find the most important information and live streams for the competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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On February 12, after more than two years and more than 80 sessions, Camille Coudert made the third ascent of the controversial 9a boulder Soudain Seul. Relais Vertical accompanied the Frenchman with the camera and captured his iron will, his commitment and his success for posterity.
The strong German Kim Marschner managed the first ascent of Forgotten Gem (8c) in February. Now there's the video for it. The line is the famous diamond project by Bernd Zangerl and Thomas Steinbrugger in Chironico.