Yoshiyuki Ogata Wins His First Bouldering World Cup in Vail

June 9th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News | Comments Off on Yoshiyuki Ogata Wins His First Bouldering World Cup in Vail

The men’s Finals in Vail on Saturday were exceptionally tense with excitement. Both the Gold medal and the overall bouldering title were up for grabs and it was never obvious throughout the round who […]


The World’s Hardest Boulder Problems by Country

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The World’s Hardest Boulder Problems by Country

Climbers have been climbing boulder problems for over 100 years. There are now dozens of V15s and a handful of V16 problems with at least two V17s. Pierre Allain is considered one of the […]


Alannah Yip finishes 9th at Moscow Boulder WC

April 15th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Alannah Yip finishes 9th at Moscow Boulder WC

Canada’s Alannah Yip came out first for the semi-final round in Moscow, and she looked super strong. The first problem was quite powerful and Yip was all over it, flashing the zone. She couldn’t […]


Jen Wright Does First Female Ascent of Kleos V10/11

April 3rd, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Jen Wright Does First Female Ascent of Kleos V10/11

The Nova Scotian climbing community celebrated with Jen Wright this past Sunday, Mar. 31, when she did the first female ascent of Kleos V10/11 at the local crag, Land of Confusion (LOC). Having done […]


Watch Moritz Welt on New Frankenjura V14

March 30th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch Moritz Welt on New Frankenjura V14

Moritz Welt, 17, has made the first ascent of Royal Flush V14 in Frankenjura, his fifth of the grade. “The full line on the boulder starting like Mutant and going all the way up […]


Another V15 for Webb and a List of this Hardest Sends

March 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News | Comments Off on Another V15 for Webb and a List of this Hardest Sends

Jimmy Webb, who’s one of the best boulderers in the world, has climbed Dave Graham’s From Dirt Grows the Flowers V15 in Cresciano, Switzerland. “Amidst all the hard and amazing lines/projects we’ve been trying […]


Watch First Ascent of V14 in Switzerland Forest

February 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of V14 in Switzerland Forest

Cresciano Classics takes you through the new and old classics of Cresciano, Switzerland. Filmed and edited by Giuliano Cameroni for Mellow Climbing. The Swiss bouldering venue of Cresciano is world famous for hard problems […]


Keenan Takahashi Wins Hueco Rock Rodeo 2019

February 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Comps, Events, News | Comments Off on Keenan Takahashi Wins Hueco Rock Rodeo 2019

The 26th annual Hueco Rock Rodeo took place over three days in February


Watch First Ascent of Sleepwalker V16 by Jimmy Webb

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of Sleepwalker V16 by Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and Keenan Takahashi battled against one of the hardest undone projects in the U.S. in December. On Dec. 15, 2018, after 11 days of effort, Webb completed the first ascent […]


Saturday Send: Hans Montenegro Sends Squamish V12

January 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Saturday Send: Hans Montenegro Sends Squamish V12

West coaster Hans Montenegro started 2019 with a send of The Method V12 in Squamish. The technical problem climbs a near vertical face just off the Apron trail. It is considered one of the […]