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Wednesday, 20 July

Short cuts to 8a

We have ranked 12 strategical and practical short cuts in order to push grades. Most climbers focus on strength, i.e. in comparison it is easier to develop technical, tactical and mental skill, which are in focus here. Give highest priority to the first four short cuts as the biggest gains…


INTERVIEWS

Wednesday, 20 July

Fabi Christof - The unknown #3 in the world

'Climbing...my life will never become boring.' Fabi Christof est l?inconnu, n°3 mondial au classement combiné de 8a.nu depuis quelques années.  Les compétitions, les médias et les sponsors ne semblent pas s?intéresser à lui. Il se concentre uniquement sur l?enchaînement de 8c et de 8…


OTHER

Sunday, 3 July

Final: Mrazek & Eiter

Tomas Mrazek hangs horizontal, smiles and gives thumps up and start waving with his left hand to get us scream more. The world champion from 2003 has done it again. The first four WC events didn't turn out very good and he decided to skip the Zürich event to be better prepared for the championship i…


OTHER

Sunday, 3 July

Birmingham 2006

  The first world cup in boulder of this year took place in this weekend. 45 men and 29 women competed in an event that turned out to be a great success with superb boulder problems. For the first time in the history a new format was tested. The best 20 in the qualifying round went to se…


OTHER

Saturday, 2 July

Semifinal - 8a members dominate

1. Ramon Julian Puigblanque cruises the semi. 2. Tomas Mrazek finds the no-hands rest. 3. Patxi Usobiaga 1. Angela Eiter - only competitor to top out the semifinal. 5. Jorg Verhoeven - Fastest climber with the camera guy training to pop out of the hole. 7. Maxim Petrenko 3. Sandrin…


OTHER

Friday, 1 July

Day 1 - Isolation marathon

Day 1 - Isolation marathon A new record of participators created an isolation marathon. #1 Björn Stromberg had to wake up at 5.12 in order to be prepared for an early start at 08.00.  Tomas Mrazek, who won the championships two years ago in Chamonix, is scheduled to start climbing the firs…


OTHER

Friday, 1 July

Boulder finals

A Perfect Show Last out in the finals is Olha Shalagina from Ukraine. Nobody has done the last boulder. Olha has so far done 11 boulders in 11 tries and off course she does it directely and the crowd salutes her. Olha is the queen of the world championship as she also was #4 in the lead event, quite…


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Friday, 1 July

Analyses and Pics of World Champ 2005

The World Championships 2005 in Munich was a great success for our growing sport. There were some 500 names from 45 countries on the starting lists. In fact, the success made it hard for both the competitors, the organisators and the spectators with very long days for everyone. Tomas Mraze…