Five Things Friday – 25th August 2017

Welcome to the first installment of Five Things Friday! A quick round-up of some of the week’s climbing news, videos, announcements and some fun stuff – perfect for the post-lunch weekend build up! Remember to follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram to keep up to date on Five Things Friday and see some amazing photos from climbers around the world on this weekend’s trips.

1. Bouldering World Cup Final results

This year’s Bouldering World cup was finished in high style in the final event – hosted in Munich, Germany – with Janja Garnbret and Jan Hojer finishing 1st in the Men’s and Women’s respectively. Check out the highlight reel from below.

2. Sasha Digulian says hello from 1,400 feet

3. Arnaud Petit and Nina Caprez establish a new route in the Alps

L’or du temps is the newly created route on the Grand Capucin – a pillar in the Mont Blanc Massif, a mountain range in the French alps that is very popular with climbers. Arnaud Petit and  Nina Caprez are both seasoned Alps climbers, Arnaud on the French side, Nina on the Swiss. Back in 1997 Arnaud set the first route on the south face with Stéphanie Bodet, this new route takes the first couple of pitches from the original and moves away for a total in 12 pitches of hard free climbing. Awesome photos and videos below  from Arnaud’s instagram

 

4. James Webb tears through Chaos Canyon

Hard bouldering repeats for Jimmy Webb this week as he repeats  “Creature From the Black Lagoon” V16 and “Domestic Cat” V14, two problems set by the legendary Daniel Woods. Chaos Canyon is a beautiful bouldering area up in the alpine wonderland of Rocky Mountain National Park and I’m jealous asf.

5. Alex Johnson has a good friday

 

And with that – have a great weekend!

Petra Klingler takes first place at the IFSC Bouldering World Championships 2016

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