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.
Yesssss!! One of my main goals of the trip is complete with the 3rd ascent of the ultra sick @dawoods89 test piece 'Creature from the black lagoon' V16. After 6 days of work gaining the necessary power, power endurance, and alpine fitness I was finally able to take it down. Feels so damn good to climb such a stunner!! Still got plenty of time left in the alpine and there's tons more to do. 💪🏽🍻 @hannahmichelled_ with the lovely 📸 #bouldering #rmnp @hippytree @fiveten_official @organicclimbing @metoliusclimbing
5. Alex Johnson has a good friday
I hope you’re as excited that it’s Friday as I was to get this clip. 😆🤘 Have a rad weekend! 📷 @bearcam • • • • • • • • #climbing #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #thailand #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climber #climbinglife #climbers #climbergirl #climblikeagirl #climbergirls #girlswhoclimb #climbing_is_my_passion #adventure #adventures #adventuretime #adventureawaits #getoutstayout #fun #explore #outdoorwomen #outdoors #outdoorlife #mountains #mountaingirls #travel #travelbug #travels
And with that – have a great weekend!