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Here’s Who’s Competing in the Women’s Boulder World Cup Final Tomorrow

Some of bouldering's biggest names will be going head-to-head in the last Boulder World Cup final of the year

Photo by: Jan Virt/IFSC

The last women’s IFSC Boulder World Cup semi-final was held today in Innsbruck, Austria. Twenty of the world’s best competition climbers faced off on four problems. All four boulders strongly showcased comp-style bouldering elements – coordination moves, big dynos, and techy footwork across slabby volumes. Brooke Raboutou came out on top, being the only athlete to top all four problems. Janja Garnbret looked like she was gunning for the top spot, but she was unable to reach zone on the final problem of the evening.

Japan, the United States, and Slovenia will be represented in tomorrow’s finals. Futaba Ito, Miho Nonaka, and Ai Mori are all moving on to the finals, as is Natalia Grossman – the current top-ranked athlete of the women’s bouldering season. Raboutou is currently ranked third, Nonaka fourth.

No Canadian competed in today’s semi-finals, as all placed higher than 20th in the qualifiers. Madison Fischer came in 31st, Alannah Yip 47th, Indiana Chapman 49th, and Rebecca Frangos 73rd.

Who will win the overall season in women’s bouldering? Will Grossman, Raboutou, or Nonaka win another gold in Innsbruck? Or will Garnbret return to her winning ways? We’ll be covering the results so be sure to check back in to Gripped Indoor Climbing for the latest news.

Photo by Jan Virt/IFSC.

Semi-Final Top 6 Moving On to Finals

  1. Brooke Raboutou (4T4z 19 19) [USA]
  2. Futaba Ito (3T4z 6 7) [JPN]
  3. Miho Nonaka (3T4z 7 15) [JPN]
  4. Janja Garnbret (3T4z 9 12) [SLO]
  5. Natalia Grossman (3T4z 9 14) [USA]
  6. Ai Mori (2T3z 5 6) [JPN]

Schedule and Livestream

The women’s Boulder finals are being held tomorrow, Thursday June 15. The livestream, which can be viewed below, begins at 1:30pm ET (10:30am PT).

You can watch a replay of today’s semi-finals here:

Lead photo: Jan Virt/IFSC