Gallery: 12 Photos From the 2017 IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup


All photos by Chris Thai. Instagram: @thaifighter3.14

On June 3, the world's strongest competition climbers faced off in Vail, Colorado during the IFSC Bouldering World Cup's only U.S. stop. The women's division saw close competition. The four leading women all topped three problems, with the results coming down to number of attempts. In the men's division, Japan thoroughly dominated. While Korea's Jongwon Chon took first, Japanese climbers claimed seven spots in the top 10. Alex Puccio placed highest among U.S. competitors, landing in fourth place in the women's division. Sean Bailey lead the American male climbers, landing in 11th. For a full replay, check out the video below.



  1. Jongwon Chon (Korea)
  2. Meichi Narasaki (Japan)
  3. Yoshiyuki Ogata (Japan)
  4. Aleksei Rubtsov (Russia)
  5. Kokoro Fujii (Japan)
  6. Keita Watabe (Japan)
  7. Tsukuru Hori (Japan)
  8. Jernej Kruder (Slovenia)
  9. Tomoa Narasaki (Japan)
  10. Rei Sugimoto (Japan)


  1. Shauna Coxsey (Great Britain)
  2. Akiyo Nogushi (Japan)
  3. Miho Nonaka (Japan)
  4. Alex Puccio (USA)
  5. Katja Kadic (Slovenia)
  6. Petra Klingler (Switzerland)
  7. Janja Garnbret (Slovenia)
  8. Sal Sa (Korea)
  9. Brooke Raboutou (USA)
  10. Michaela Tracy (Great Britain)