Reel Rock Tour reports that Alex Honnold has soloed the Yosemite Tripple Crown in just under 18 hours. Three weeks ago he did it together with Tommy Caldwell in 21 hours, commenting in his 8a scorecard. "In 2:40 as the first of 3 walls with Tommy! Freerider was next in 6:45, then Half Dome at the end in 5 hours. A 21+ hour day with an awesome partner. What an adventure! But this time he did it 90 % free solo with a little bit of aid. "OK," he finally admitted, "that was a big deal."
Anna Stöhr is the outstanding best female boulder competitior ever. She has been standing on the podium in the last five World and European Championships since 2007: 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 1 Overall Boulder World Cup since 2008: 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 2003 Junior Speed World Champion 2004 #2 in the European Boulder Championship being (16) 2006 #2 in both Lead and Speed in the Youth World Champion
1. Kilian Fischhuber 345 1. Rustam Gelmanov 345 3. Jakob Schubert 260 AUT 4. Guillaume Glarion Mondet FRA 245 5. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov RUS 204 The rankings are based on counting all the first five WCs. After the sixth and last event in Munich 26/8 one result will be taken out. Rustam did not get a Visa for Vail. Jakob Schubert can teoretically win but in practice Kilian is guaranteed to be Top-2 for his eight straight year and the winner will be decided of whom has the best result in Munich. Complete results
Dave Graham is back in Grampians with Nalle Hukkataival where he did the first repeat of Nalle's Right Thurr in Buandik giving it a personal grade of 8B+. "It was truly an impressive effort by Nalle last year when he did the FA in about 30 min, on our last day, right before driving all night to the airport! Spectacular rock and perfect holds. I love Australia."
The good news is that more guys are helping out with translating, the data base and programming etc. We are always looking for guys who would like to help out in any way. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The next big plan is to produce an Application where you can create and check world wide topos directely in your Iphone or Android. Would it not be nice to just turn on the 8a App which give you directions to the closest crag and once there you will get recommendations based on your 8a scorecard profile :)
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Chaehyon Seo (17), who has been Top-3 in all of her previous seven World Cups, was the only athlete to top out both the qualification routes in Moscow. Natalia Grossman, Laura Rogora and Lucka Rakovec were runner-ups topping out one route each. Among the male, Tomoa Narasaki won the qualification ah…
Kokoro Fujii was the only one topping the first boulder. In fact, he flashed it at the same time no other did get the zone. Then, after he had done the followin…
Three days of climbing, yoga, film screenings and live music, a true celebration of mountaineering culture. Siurana Climbing Festival is a great opportunity to enjoy this rock climbing paradise with the community. Tickets on sale here.
Tomoa Narasaki made three tops in seven tries during the semifinal which was one attempt less than Manu Cornu in second place. The other four qualifying to the finals, 16.40 Euro Time, were; Nimrod Marcus, Kokoro Fujii, Anze Peharc and Alexey Rubtsov. Noteworthy is that Japan got four males in the T…
Yannick Flohé and Kokoro Fujii won their respective group in the World Championship Boulder qualification, with Kokoro the only one topping out all five boulders. Tomoa Narasaki and Mejdi Schalck were the tied #3. Only seven of the Olympians participated out of which three did not make the Top-20 se…
Natalia Grossman and Brooke Raboutou won their respective group when the female Boulder qualification started. Many of the big stars like all the three medalist…
Natalia Kalucka and Danyil Boldyrev are the new Speed World Champions. Boldyrev, who also got the gold in 2014, won his first final race with 0.004 seconds and …
We are happy to release an updated and improved version of the gallery feature. With this new release, we've re-introduced the upload and edit features (in prof…