Yesterday at Padaro in Arco, Italy, Laura Rogora claimed the first repeat of The Bow, a 9a+ established in July by Stefano Ghisolfi. Julia Chanourdie and Eva Hammelmüller for their part have both repeated 8c+.
Belgian climber Seb Berthe reports about his first 9a+ redpoint, Super-Crackinette at Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux in France. Success came about after a relentless summer on some of the hardest multi-pitch climbs across the Alps.
Yesterday at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France Julia Chanourdie climbed Eagle-4, becoming only the third woman in the world to climb a 9b after Angela Eiter and Laura Rogora.
At Briançon in France Laura Rogora from Italy and Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic won the first and probably only stage of the Lead World Cup 2020. Rogora is only the second Italian woman to win gold in a Lead World Cup stage after Luisa Iovane who won in Yalta in 1989.
The first and potentially last stage of the 2020 Lead World Cup is currently taking place in Briançon, France, today and tomorrow. Live streaming from today’s semifinals at 19:30 today, and from the finals tomorrow evening at 19.30.
Interview with Laura Rogora who redpointed Pure Dreaming Plus at Massone close to Arco, Italy and became the first Italian woman to climb 9a+.
At the crag Massone in Arco, Italy, Laura Rogora repeated Pure Dreaming Plus, a 9a+ sports climb first ascended by Adam Ondra. The Roman climber is now the first Italian woman, and only the fifth woman in the world after Margo Hayes, Anak Verhoeven, Angela Eiter and Julia Chanourdie to climb 9a+.
Published below is the press release of the Arco Climbing Club announcing that, due to the Covid-19 crisis, Rock Master 2020 has been cancelled. After having laid the foundation with SportRoccia in 1985 and 1986, this annual climbing competition in Arco, Italy has transformed into the oldest and most famous climbing competition in the world.
France’s Anouck Jaubert and Italy’s Michael Piccolruaz have earned tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The International Federation of Sport Climbing has announced that the European Climbing Championships will take place in October, while the first three stages of the Lead World Cup 2020 scheduled for July have been postponed.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the XXXII Olympic Games scheduled to take place this summer in Tokyo, Japan, have been postponed. The date is yet to be announced but will take place by summer 2021.
Interview with French climber Julia Chanourdie who redpointed her first 9a+ last week, Super Crackinette at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France.
French climber Julia Chanourdie has climbed her first 9a+, Super Crackinette at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France.
Awaiting official Olympic Committee confirmation, Laura Rogora, Julia Chanourdie, Iuliia Kaplina, Kyra Kondie and YiLing Song qualified in Toulouse yesterday for the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games while Lucka Rakovec and Mia Krampl will battle it out for the remaining nation quota tomorrow afternoon. The men’s Combined Qualifier final takes place this evening.
The second, decisive Olympic Qualifying Event for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games continues today in Toulouse, France, with the women’s qualification. Live streaming starts at 11:00 with Speed, followed by Boulder at 13:00 and Lead at 16:45. Those who got a pass yesterday are Adam Ondra, YuFei Pan, Alberto Ginés López, Jan Hojer, Bassa Mawem and Nathaniel Coleman
The second and decisive Olympic Qualifying Event for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games begins today in Toulouse, France. Live streaming of the Qualification tournament starts at 11:00 with the male Combined Qualifier.
Climbing competitions: the 2019 Lead World Cup was won yesterday in Xiamen, China, by Adam Ondra demo the Czech Republic and Chaehyun Seo from South Korea. Both won the penultimate stage, while Taisei Homma and Akiyo Noguchi took silver and Tomoa Narasaki and Jain Kim took bronze. The last stage of the Speed World Cup 2019 was won by QiXin Zhong and Aries Susanti Rahayu, who set the new world record at 6.99 seconds. The overall Speed World Cup 2019 was won by YiLing Song and Bassa Mawem.
The Rock Master Duel was won in Arco, Italy, on Saturday night in front of a huge crowd by Mia Krampl from Slovenia and Jakob Schubert from Austria.
The Climbing World Championships 2019 came to an end at Hachioji in Japan earlier this week with the Combined World Championship, the intense one-day mix of Lead, Boulder and Speed for the best 8 won by Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Narasaki. Akiyo Noguchi and Jakob Schubert claimed silver, Shauna Coxsey and Rishat Khaibullin bronze.
The Combined World Championship is currently taking place at Hachioji in Japan and as a result of the qualfiers, the first athletes to qualify for Sport Climbing taking part in the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 have already been decided.