At the IFSC Combined World Championship, Brooke Raboutou qualified to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is the first official climber on Team USA.
Adam Ondra seeks vengeance, the US team has a mixed performance, and Janja Garnbret is running out of records to break.
The World Championships kick off on August 11. Here's what fans and analysts are wondering as we approach the first climbing event with Olympic implications.
While many competition climbers have impressive outdoor resumes, including 5.15 and V15 ticks, that doesn't mean much when we talk about their plastic performance.
The US team improves in the ranks with Ashima Shiraishi and Sean Bailey in finals, Chaehyun Seo continues her meteoric rise, and Japan dominates in the men's field.
Watch lead semi-finals and finals and speed finals live from the Briançon event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
The US team reaches lead and speed finals, Adam Ondra competes in top form, and 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo has a breakout performance.
Watch lead semi-finals and finals and speed finals live from the Chamonix event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
Janja Garnbret continues her historic, undefeated World Cup season (sans chalk, even), new names stand on the podium, and Team USA misses finals once again.
Watch lead semi-finals and finals and speed finals live from the Villars event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
With the World Cup season in the books and the Olympics on the horizon, John Burgman argues that national squads are more compelling than their individual members.
Croatia's unique climbing competition includes hip belays and big wall speed climbing on real rock, but the athletes want more international competition.
The Paris 2024 Olympics will include speed and bouldering/lead as separate events, and increase the number of climbers to 72.
Janja Garnbret sweeps the bouldering season, Tomoa Narasaki beats out Adam Ondra for the overall title, and the American team has their best performance of the year.
Watch bouldering semi-finals and finals live from Vail, the only US event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
Janja Garnbret secures the bouldering season championship, while Adam Ondra loses his lead on the very last problem.
After two seasons of mixed climbing, Corey Buhay applied for a spot on the US Ice Climbing Team. She didn't expect to get it.
Watch bouldering semi-finals and finals live from the Munich event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
Miho Nonaka returns to competition, Janja Garnbret inches closer to an IFSC record, and Japan dominates the men's bouldering division.
Watch bouldering semi-finals and finals and speed finals live from the Wujiang event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
Janja Garnbret continues her streak, YiLong Song sets a new speed climbing record, and the US team inches closer to reaching a finals round. Read our full event recap.
Watch bouldering semi-finals and finals and speed finals live from the Chongqing event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
On April 22, 2019, the American Arbitration Association upheld the decision of a USA Climbing Hearing Panel to suspend an athlete until September 1, 2020.
World champion. First British woman to climb V12, V13, and V14 outside. The third woman ever to climb V14. Now Shauna Coxsey has her eyes on Olympic gold.
An in-depth look at the keys to good climbing commentary in five categories, and how ESPN is faring.
The combined climbing events will begin on August 4, 2020, in Tokyo's Aomi Urban Sports Park, a facility that has been constructed for the Games.
At the second 2019 World Cup event, Janja Garnbret continued to dominate, while Adam Ondra was unable to secure a second victory. Read our full event recap.
Watch bouldering semi-finals and finals and speed finals live from the Moscow event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
As Olympic ambitions take root, it's worth examining the merits of having kids compete at climbing at a young age.
The 2019 World Cup season kicked off in Meiringen, Switzerland, and to say that there is a lot riding on this season would be an understatement of epic proportions.
Watch bouldering semi-finals and finals live from the first event of the 2019 IFSC season.
A recap of this weekend's Sport and Speed Nationals, with commentary and results.
The best competition ice climbers in the world travelled to Colorado for the final event of the 2019 Ice World Cup season. It was the first UIAA final to be held on US soil.
Watch speed finals, lead semi-finals, and lead finals live from the final event of the 2019 Ice Climbing World Cup season.
If the proposal is confirmed, the 2024 Olympics will expand to include more climbers and isolate speed from lead and bouldering.
A weekend of V-point accumulation, dyno comps, and dancing at Hueco Tanks State Park.
An in-depth look at the busy schedule of climbing events that will determine the roster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
A recap of this weekend's Bouldering Nationals, with commentary and results.
A recap of this weekend's Combined Invitational, the first US event in the Olympic format, with commentary and results.
Find out where and when to watch the 2019 USA Climbing National comps here.
In the US, comp climbers are often disparaged for “not climbing on real rock.” It's time we changed our attitude.
2019 is the first time the Ice Climbing World Tour has come to Denver, Colorado and the first time a World Cup Finals event has been held in the USA.
With two major combined-format climbing competitions behind us, we can start making some predictions about what we'll see in the 2020 Olympics.
The final event of the 2018 World Cup season takes place in Xiamen, China, this weekend. Watch speed finals and lead semi-finals and finals live here!
An old-school former climber tours Boulder’s youth comp scene and learns why it might be the best thing happening in the sport.
Watch speed finals and lead semi-finals and finals live from the Wujiang, China World Cup.
Watch Lead Semi-Finals and Finals live from the Kranj, Slovenia World Cup.
Adam Ondra, the IFSC, Black Diamond, and the climbing media weigh in on a range of topics including Olympic expectations, the competition's format, and more
Watch a stacked roster compete in one of the year's biggest invitational bouldering comps.
Check out the results for all disciplines of the 2018 World Championships in Innsbruck Austria, and see where the U.S. competitors finished.