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  • 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.

  • Access Fund Announces 2013 Sharp End Award Winners

    Annually, the Access Fund rewards the individuals, organizations, and businesses that exceed expectations in their efforts to maintain the climbing environment.

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    Caballero Sends Meadowlark Lemon Stand (V13) in Red Rock

    1/6/14 - The not-quite-13-year-old Mirko Caballero has climbed his second V13 with the stand start to Meadowlark Lemon. (The sit start is the V15 that Paul Robinson established.)

  • Nine-year-old Angie Scarth-Johnson stands a little over 4 feet tall but has redpointed 5.13d. Photo by Simon Carter /

    What's Next for 9-Year-Old Angie Scarth-Johnson?

    12/31/13 - When 9-year-old Australian girl Angie Scarth-Johnson redpointed Swingline at the Red River Gorge in November, she became the youngest person ever to climb 5.13d.

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    Golden Pitons 2013 - Community

    Englishman John Ellison was diagnosed with cancer in late 2011 and given only a few years to live. Ellison had been judging climbing comps for about a decade, and at the world championships in Paris, nearly a year after his diagnosis, he had an epiphany: The climbing community was like a vast and yet very close family.

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    Golden Pitons 2013 - Bouldering

    From the Deep South last winter to Europe in the spring, and then on to South Africa in the summer and Colorado in the fall, Jimmy Webb seemed to be everywhere and climbing everything, usually in blazing speed.

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    Woods Makes V15 First Ascent, Webb Quickly Follows Suit

    12/19/13 - Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of The Nest in Red Rock, Nevada, calling it V15.

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    V15 Ascents at Fontainebleau, Chironico

    12/9/13 - Italy's Gabriele Moroni has climbed his first V15 with Insanity of Grandeur in Chironico, Switzerland.