Based on the Olympic format, this weekend's Combined Invitational will have climbers participating in speed, bouldering, and lead events.
While Adam Ondra's spot on the Olympic roster seemed, at first, like a foregone conclusion, his struggle to achieve it created a more compelling story.
A series of recent competitions, which chose to throwback the routesetting to the pre-parkour days, suggest a reverence for a bygone era.
After she won the first two National Cup events, we caught up with Natalia about her competition career, how she improved her head game, and how she avoids burnout.
Finals for Southern Grit, the final event of the 2019 USA Climbing National Cup series, start on December 7 at 5:00 P.M. MST. Watch the live here.
With the conclusion of Toulouse, we have 12 more climbers confirmed for the Olympics. Here are the best and worst moments from the event.
A look at the biggest names to watch in Toulouse, and how they might fare in the ongoing battle royal for the coveted 2020 Olympic invites.
How problems with the opaque Olympic qualification process have lead to lawsuits, angry fans, and sudden rule changes.
With the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup season, we look back to determine the best athletes, the best moments, the best events, and more.
The final event of the 2019 World Cup season saw new names in finals, a comeback, and a strong finish for the US team.
Watch a full replay of the lead competition from the Inzai event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
The rivalry of Janja Garnbret and Chaehyun Seo continues, Ondra's flawless lead season, and US athletes reach finals.
Watch lead semi-finals and finals and speed finals live from the Xiamen event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
Adam Ondra returns following a combined championship misstep, Chaehyun Seo continues her meteoric rise, and the US starts strong but falls behind.
Watch lead semi-finals and finals from the Kranj event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
Watch some of the world’s best competition boulderers battle it out at this annual invitational event.
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.
The US earns an Olympic berth, confusion surrounds Japan's Olympic slots, and veteran climbers shine at the combined event.
Adam Ondra seeks vengeance, the US team has a mixed performance, and Janja Garnbret is running out of records to break.
Drew Ruana leads the US competitors, Janja Garnbret caps off a legendary bouldering season, and men's finals see few tops.
The 2019 IFSC Climbing World Championships will take place on August 11-21 in Hachioji, Japan. This is the first climbing competition with Olympic implications. Watch it here.
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.
Learn how speed climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing will each be scored, and how the final standings will be determined, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic climbing event.
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.