The 4th stage of the Lead World Cup 2012 was won last weekend by Jain Kim from Korea and Ramon Julian Puigblanque from Spain. Reigning World Champion Jacob Schubert was disqualified for having used a means of communication while in isolation.
The 12th World Climbing Championship took place in Paris last week. Lead was won by the Austrians Jakob Schubert and - for a record breaking fourth time - Angela Eiter. Boulder was won by Mélanie Sandoz from France and - for the third time - Dmitry Sharafudtinov from Russia. Yuliya Levochkina from Russia won the Speed event and her counterpart Qixin Zhong from China was crowned World Champion for the fourth time in a row. The full report by Franz Schiassi.
Paris is hosting the World Climbing Championships 2012 from 12 - 16 September.
The Ennio Lattisi Trophy, alias the Duel, was won by Jakob Schubert and Dinara Fakhritdinova who beat Adam Ondra and Angela Eiter respectively.
Angela Eiter from Austria and Ramón Julian Puigblanque from Spain have won their 6th Rock Master Lead. No one ever before has done better than them. Christine Schranz and Jacob Schubert from Austria placed second, Evgenia Malamid from Russia and Jorg Verhoeven from Holland placed third. Italy's Jenny Lavarda finished an excellent 4th.
Angela Eiter and Ramon Julien Puigblanque qualify for the Rock Master Lead with today's only two tops. All the best qualify for the Lead final including Adam Ondra (2°), Jakob Schubert (3°), Jorg Verhoeven (4à). Italian hopes high for Jenny Lavarda (3a) and Silvio Reffo (7°).
On Friday 31/08/2012 during the VII edition of the Arco Rock Legends Sasha DiGiulian won the Salewa Rock Award, while Anna Stöhr received the La Sportiva Competition Award. Stefan Glowacz was awarded with the Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil prize.
The results of the Rock Master International Open Lead: Malamid, Fakhritdinova, Dufraisse, Rosero, Kremer and Primozic, Becan, Reffo, Ravanal and Camacho all qualify for the legendary Rock Master.
The Rock Master Festival 2012 kicks off on 25 August. This weekend starts with Rock Junior, followed by Rock Master Lead and Boulder, the Speed World Cup, the Paraclimbing Cup and Arco Rock Legends. Nine intense days climbing and outdoors in the Garda Trentino region, with sport climbing champions and special guests such as Paul Pritchard, Stefan Glowacz and Vladimir Netsvetaev.
On Saturday 11 August the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2012 was won by Jorg Verhoeven and Momoka Oda.
The nominations for the VII edition of the Arco Rock Legends, the sport climbing Oscars which will take place on 31 July 2012 during the Rock Master Festival 2012 and award the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award. Those nominated for the Salewa Rock Award are: Sasha DiGiulian, Dave Graham, Adam Ondra, Iker Pou and Daniel Woods, while Kilian Fischuber, Jakob Schubert and Anna Stöhr are the candidates for the La Sportiva Competition Award. Stefan Glowacz will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil award.
The Lead World Cup 2012 begins in mid July with the first stage in Chamonix, France.
Rock climbing around Imst in the Tyrol, Austria, advertised on a special lorry.
Interview with the American climber Emily Harrington who reached the top of Everest on 25 May 2012
The last stage of the Lead World Cup 2011 was won in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday night by Ramón Julian Puigblanque, while the women's event was tied by Angela Eiter, Jain Kim and Mina Markovic. The overall Cup was won by Jakob Schubert and Mina Markovic, while Ramón Julian Puigblanque and Jain Kim finished second and Sachi Amma and Maja Vidmar third.
The penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup took place in Kranj, Slovenia last night and was won by Sean McColl from Canada and Jain Kim from Korea. Jakob Schubert from Austria and Mina Markovic from Slovenia have won the Lead World Cup 2011, one one stage ahead of schedule.
The ninth stage of the Lead World Cup 2011 will be held in Kranj, Slovenia on 19 and 20 November.
The 8th stage of the Lead World Cup 2011 was won in Valence, france, by Ramón Julian Puigblanque from Spain and Johanna Ernst from Austria.
The sixth stage of the Lead World Cup 2011 took place in Boulder (USA) last weekend and was won by Austrian Jakob Schubert and his teammate Johanna Ernst
The 5th stage of the Lead World Cup 2011 took place in Puurs, belgium last weekend and was won by Jakob Schubert from Austria and Jain Kim from Korea.