Thursday, 6 October 2011

IFSC Climbing Comp - This Weekend

Yet another Competition, this time from the International Federation of Sport Climbing.

This Saturday, 67 of climbing's best athletes from 14 countries will descend on Movement Climbing + Fitness in Boulder, Colorado, in one of the last Lead World Cups to be held in 2011. (There will be four more after this weekend, two in France, one in Slovenia, and one in Spain.) -

The proceedings will be live-streamed on IFSC.TV.

Here's the plan for the competition (MDT times):


  • 11:30 am – Qualifiers


  • 12:00 pm – Semi-finals
  • 7:00 pm – Finals

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Alex Honnold - 60 Minutes Interview

Yet another video request! Special thanks to Paul for sending me the link to this CBS Interview with Alex Honnold. ClimbingNarc also made a post about this, check it out here : ClimbingNarc's Post. If you wish to send me a video that you would like to see on this blog send it at :

This video blew me away. It's achievements like this that makes you proud to considerer yourself a rock climber.

Feel free to visit this link to see the CBS Overtime with Alex.

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Saturday, 1 October 2011

UBC Pro Tour Highlights

It's been a couple days since I'v posted on this blog so here's a little treat for all those of you who missed out on the UBC Pro Tour Finals.

Special thanks to Jake for sending it to me by e-mail ! If you wish to send me a video that you would like to see on this blog send it at :

I am still trying to get in touch with an athlete from UBC but they're all so busy... I'll keep at it but no guarantees. Don't forget to add me on Twitter or Facebook for some cool stuff like videos and articles.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Ian Dory, Angie Payne - Winners of UBC Pro Tour The North Face Open

Well you saw it live folks. Ian Dory won the Men's Finals et Angie Payne won the Women's Finals. Congrats to the 2nd and 3rd place winners :

  • Ian Dory (1st)
  • Rob D'Anastasio (2nd)
  • Ty Landman (3rd)
  • Angie Payne (1st)
  • Lizzy Asher (2nd)
  • Alex Johnson (3rd)

Congrats again to the winners ! I will be trying to book and E-Mail interview with one of the winners. So stay tuned !

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Don't miss your chance to watch the LIVE FEED of the UBC Pro Tour today. Here's the direct link : Live Feed

The live feed will be airing at around 2:45 PM EST for the finals of the event.

Who can you expect to see ? A full list if the Men's and Women's results are available here : Results. But here is a quick peek at the some of the finalists.

Men's :
  • 1- Vasya Vorotnikov
  • 2- Mike Feinberg
  • 3- Ty Landman
Women's :
  • 1- Angie Payne
  • 2- Sasha DiGiulian
  • 3- Lizzy Asher

As said before in my previous post, is present at the even and he is covering the entire Event with a live blog. Check it out here : Live Blog

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 22 September 2011

UBC Pro Tour - Qualifiers/Finals Event

This beginning weekend (Friday and Saturday) will be start of the qualifiers and finals of the 2011 UBC The North Face Pro Tour. After a successful event in New York City, The UBC Pro Tour is gaining recognition fast. UBC recently announced (on their Facebook) that they will be broadcasting the entire event live at and this Saturday.

It is said that climbers like Paul Robinson, Dave Graham, Ty
Landman, Ethan Pringle, Alex Johnson and Angie Payne will be present at the Burlington and Lake Champlain outdoors competition.

The finale will take place on the center stage of the 2011 Nor'easter Sports/Music Festival. Tickets are sold out last time I checked (don't quote me on that because I'm not certain), so the only real way to assist the event is by the watching the Live Stream. Here's a quick look at the competition schedule planned for this weekend :

Friday 9/23
  • Qualifiers: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday 9/24
  • Semi-finals: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Finals: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The blog ClimbingNarc will be covering the 2 day event :

[...] I will actually be in Burlington to cover the event and will have live blogs going throughout the day on both Friday and Saturday. I’ll be doing my best to bring you words and pictures throughout the weekend about not only the comp but also the music festival and whatever else I come across in Burlington, so be sure to check back early and often.

Thanks for reading, stay tuned for more info !

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Fred Nicole Still Getting It Done

In an update on sponsor Prana’s website, 41 year-old bouldering legend Fred Nicole provides a brief update on a hard new boulder problem he did earlier this year in Switzerland. The problem, called Le Boa, climbs a “big snake like looking structure” using powerful moves on pockets leading into the existing V11 Mosaik. He had this to say about the difficulty of the line:

Most of the time I don’t grade my boulders anymore, but people are still curious what they could be. On this one my feeling lies around 8c boulder, as it felt as the hardest boulder I ever did on pockets. For sure the hardest thing since “L’isola che non c’é” and reckoning the time spent on it anyway an important line for me.

You can see some footage of the beginning of the problem starting around the 5 minute mark of this video.

Thanks for reading !
- UR
[SOURCE : ClimbingNarc]