• Climbing competitions
    Climbing competitions A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls that resemble natural rock formations. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls that resemble natural rock formations. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Climbing competitions
    Climbing competitions A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls that resemble natural rock formations. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Climbing competitions
    Climbing competitions A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls that resemble natural rock formations. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Climbing competitions
    Climbing competitions A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Climbing competitions
    Climbing competitions A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Climbing competition
    Climbing competition A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.
  • Competition climbing
    Competition climbing A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, nowadays mostly practiced on artificial walls. Organised competitions started in the former USSR in the late 40's, when speed events were organised. These contests were mostly reserved to Soviet climbers until the 80's. In 1985 the Sportroccia" took place in Bardonecchia, Italy, - the first official difficulty contest ever. The success was repeated the following year in Arco won by French superstar Patrick Edlinger and his compatriot Catherine Destivelle. More than 10,000 people attended the finals; seven European televisions plus many media operators were present. In the same year, 1986, the French organised the first indoor event, opening the way for the future. In 1991, the 1st World Championship was organised in Frankfurt, Germany, an event that, from then on, happens every two years. In the year 1998 the new discipline of bouldering was officially introduced. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide. Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.

From the qualifications on, it became clear that Alex Puccio and Juliane Wurm were in their best shape ever. Alex had skipped the last two events of the Bouldering World Cup 2014 to re-charge her batteries with some of the hardest rock bouldering ever done by a woman.
The third contender for the title was Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi, winner of the 2014 Bouldering World Cup, her third overall title after 2009 and 2010.
With Anna Stöhr injured and other potential shoo-ins like Miho Nonoka and Shauna Coxsey not in peak shape the Bouldering World Championships in Munich became a battle between Akiyo, Alex and Jule. Only Alex and Jule could climb problem #3 in the semis by showing some of the strongest performances in bouldering competition history. Jule won the semis, followed by Akiyo. Both needed two tries for the first problem in the finals, which Alex had flashed. Than, after tremendous struggle, Akiyo couldn’t top problem #2, Alex needed two tries and Jule flashed it. That problem was hard !
After problem #3 didn’t see an ascent, it came down to problem #4 between Alex and Jule. Whoever would do it with fewer tries would become Bouldering World Champion 2014! After Alex needed just 6 attempts, the pressure was on Jule. She kept it together though and secured her first world title! If you want to learn more about Juliane Wurm, please check out our 2011 portrait „Jule dreams of bouldering"  If you want to get an idea about the training of Juliane Wurm and the German Bouldering Team, check out our playlist.
Sonntag, 27 Juli 2014 15:59

Boulder World Cup 2014 - final report

This is our last Boulder World Cup 2014 report about the event in Haiyang, China and Laval, France. Please check out our gallery with the best shots of the 2014 Boulder World Cup too!

It should be noted that the World Cup in Haiyang was a very weak one, taking place in a ghost town without any real spectators. As a result (?), route setting was weak too, but these issues are the subject of another analysis in the future, let’s talk about the bouldering instead for now!
Before these two world cups, Jan Hojer and Dmitry Sharafutdinov were just a view points apart, as were Shauna Coxsey and Akiyo Noguchi.
Jan and Dmitri were looking forward to a friendly death match when Dmitri ran into some personal problems that clearly were not helping his bouldering. For the first time in ages he failed to qualify for the finals.
Especially at the end of the season Shauna and Akiyo climbed clearly better than the other girls through all the rounds.
Haiyang was won by Akiyo Noguchi and Jan Hojer.
... after Toronto and Vail, what is new? Well, Akiyo Noguchi is back! For the other interesting aspects that happened in Toronto and Vail, watch our latest Boulder World Cup report!
Donnerstag, 22 Mai 2014 19:15

Boulder World Cup 2014 mid term report

... with comps every weekend, I'll won't be able to do a Boulder World Cup report for each BWC this season. Instead I'll do a brief one midseason, and a big one at the end of the season. Here comes the Boulder World Cup 2014 mid term report! Enjoy!
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