The IFSC Pan-American Championships are finally here. Probably the most eagerly awaited of the five continental championships, as this is the final chance for American and Canadian athletes to earn their qualifying spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Climbing’s debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be cancelled!
The full Olympics 2020 event is threatened by the Coronavirus. Dick Pound of the International Olympic Committee warned of cancellation in a stark but hopeful interview.
We will know for sure by May
Giorgio Tomatis of Italy has climbed his first 9a at only 16 years old. This makes him one of the youngest people to climb 9a.
Another incredible Championnat de France de Bloc 2020 – AKA the French Bouldering Championships – just took place. Watch the videos and see the problems!
Without proper consultation with local access groups or previous warning, Bitterroot National Forest have effectively banned new climbing routes.
Alex Puccio has been out of action for five months after a big injury during a competition. After surgery and a huge hiatus she is back with two V13’s!
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Kazuma Ise of Japan has climbed the 8C / V15 “Byaku-dou” in Horai at only 17 years old. The route is a Dai Koyamada project originally put up in 2003 featuring a steep overhanging set of terrible pockets.
The Coronavirus has had over 31,000 cases and 637 deaths so far. The IFSC have just announced they may cancel or move World Cup and Asian Championship events due to the emergency. They have also sent 10,000 breathing masks to help the situation
William Bosi has sent his first 9b at Siurana with the route “La Capella”. The route is 15m of bouldery pockets, crimps and underclings and took him just three days. Will Bosi is a Team GB athlete and native of Edinburgh, Scotland