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    Unbelayvable: The Best of the Worst of 2014! (Part 2)

    This week we're highlighting some of the must unbelievable Unbelayvable stories of 2014. It's one superlative you don't want to achieve.

  • Kipras Baltrunas of Lithuania digs deep for his hang time of 1:22. Competitors can choose to hang with straight arms or locked off. Courtesy of Zlagboard.

    How Long Could You Hang On?

    9/17/14 - Ramón Julian Puigblanque not only took a silver medal in the lead climbing world championships last weekend, he also claimed a new world record in hangboard time. Julian clung to a pair of one-pad holds for 2 minutes 44.34 seconds to shatter the old record, set by Alex Megos earlier in September, by more than 30 seconds.

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    Ondra, Wurm Win Bouldering World Championships, Puccio Takes Silver

    8/23/14 - Adam Ondra and Juliane Wurm won a dramatic Bouldering World Championships in Munich, Germany, on Saturday. American Alex Puccio finished second in the women's competition, needing just one attempt more than Wurm to finish three out of the four final problems.

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    Study Finds 'Fecal Veneer' on Gym Holds

    8/11/14 - The next time your gym partner says "That's a crappy hold!" she may mean more than size or texture. In a study published this summer in Current Microbiology, researchers found that every gym hold they tested had traces of microorganisms associated with fecal matter.

  • Jumper Dies at Deep Water Soloing Area in Mallorca

    7/17/14 - A 23-year-old died yesterday at a deep water soloing area on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. After jumping from the cliffs at the Dique del Oeste area, the man stayed underwater for 20 minutes for unknown reasons and presumably drowned.

  • Shauna Coxsey on New Base Line (V14), Switzerland. Photo by Luka Tambača (facebook.com/shauna.coxsey.3)

    Shuana Coxsey Climbs New Base Line (V14)

    7/12/14 - The British boulderer Shauna Coxsey has done New Base Line (8B+/V14) in Magic Wood, Switzerland, making her the third female to climb the grade.

  • Ashima Shiraishi Becomes Second Female To Climb V14

    7-11-14 Ashima Shiraishi has become the second female to climb V14 ever! Yesterday, Shiraishi sent Golden Shadow (V14) in Rocklands, South Africa. The route was originally put up by Fred Nicole in 2004 with a suggested grade of V15, but was downgraded as it saw further ascents. The 13-year-old climbing marvel also repeated Beta Move (V13) during her trip, which gives her five V13s in her impressive career this far.

  • Alex Puccio Breaks Into V13 With Top Notch In RMNP

    Alex Puccio sent her first V13 this week, on day two of working Top Notch in Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Puccio announced the send on Monday via her Facebook page.

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    Noguchi, Hojer Win 2014 IFSC Boulder World Cup

    After eight events spread across seven countries, this year’s IFSC Boulder World Cup has come to a close. Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi and Germany’s Jan Hojer are this year’s champions in the women’s and men’s divisions, respectively. It was an exciting season, that all came down to the final event in Laval, France.

  • Two V15s In One Day For Sachi Amma

  • Great Britain's Shauna Coxsey, second in the Chongqing World Cup. Photo courtesy of IFSC.

    Germans Top Podium in First 2014 World Cup

    4/27/14 - Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm won the first Boulder World Cup of 2014, in Chongqing, China. It was the second World Cup bouldering win for both German climbers.

  • Man Found Dead at Boulder Climbing Gym

    On Monday, January 27, a climber was declared dead after being found unresponsive at the Boulder Rock Club, according to the Daily Camera, a news outlet in Boulder, Colorado.