We focused on the Japanese Climbing Team at the Boulder Worldcup in Sheffield. Akijo Noguchi and Tsukuru Hori reached the third and the sixth place.■Climax.tv spotlight on Japanese Team at the Boulder-Worldcup Semi-Finals in Sheffield
We joined the Japanese Team at the Boulder-Worldcup in Sheffield. Akijo Noguchi and Tsukuru Hori did their best and went into the finals.■IFSC Boulder World Cup Sheffield
You can watch the finals in another post.
Video from the finals of the IFSC Boulder World Cup, that took place for the first time at the Cliffhanger festival, Sheffield. Footage captured by Lukasz Warzecha and Matt Pycroft.■Adam Ondra at the Cliffhanger World Cup
Edited by planetFear.
Highlights from the Bouldering World Cup round at Cliffhanger in Sheffield summer 2010. Featuring Adam Ondra crushing the competition!■World Cup Bouldering at Cliffhanger 2010
The last five climbers on the fourth and final problem in the World Cup Bouldering event at Cliffhanger 2010. Going into this last problem, Adam Ondra was way ahead and only needed to complete the problem to keep ahead of Cédric Lachat, who is already secure in second place. Third place in the mens comp was still up for grabs. In the women's comp, it was a three way fight between Chloé Graftiaux (slightly ahead), Alex Johnson and Akiyo Noguchi who could all win going into this last problem.■Boulder WC 2010 report #6 - Sheffield
The Sheffield Boulder World Cup 2010 was a lovely event taking place in a circus tent on a grassy fairground. Fortunately weather forecasts were wrong and we enjoyed perfect english boulder conditions!
Good news for the last BWC in Munich on the last weekend of July: almost every outcome is still possible with Adam Ondra winning and Kilian Fischhuber not being in the finals for the first time this year! Same is true with the girls where Sheffield winner Chloé Graftiaux, third place Akiyo Noguchi and Anna Stöhr (not in the finals this time) all still can win the Boulder World Cup 2010!
We were not entirely happy with the route setting this time and show longer takes of the actual climbing than on previous "Boulder WC reports" to make our point. Specifically, we thought the girls' problems were too reach depended and we are not excited about those "pro-forma-two-hands-on-something-pseudo-tops" (watch for the yellow dihedral and Anna Stöhr falling off three times in the clip!)
If you think differently, please join the discussion about route setting. Also stay tuned for our thorough analysis of the "State of the Art of route setting" later this year!
On another technical note concerning our "Boulder World Cup 2010 reports" - they walk a fine line between being "fast out" and "interesting & informative". Yes, lower thirds with competitors names would be nice, but mind you, these clips are edited by me immediately after returning from the very draining comps and are meant to give an inside view into how boulder problems were solved and to show differences among the competitors. You can always look up how the comp went as well as the actual rankings on http://www.ifsc-climbing.org if you don't know the faces by now.
Stay posted for a "Making-of the Boulder WC 2010 reports" with lots of background footage after the last World Cup in Munich on www.udini.com too!
■BWC Celemony Women
■BWC Sheffield Award Celemony
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Akiyo Noguchi P1
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Akiyo Noguchi P2
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Akiyo Noguchi P3
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Akiyo Noguchi P4
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Kilian FischhUber P1
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Tsukuru Hori&Adam Ondra&Sean MacCole P1&P2&P3
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Tsukuru Hori & Adam Ondra P2&P1
■BWC Sheffield Semi-Final Adam Ondra P4
■BWC Final Observation
■BWC Sheffield Final Akiyo Noguchi P3
■BWC Sheffield Final Akiyo Noguchi P4
■BWC Sheffield Final Adam Ondra P3
■BWC Sheffield Final Tsukuru Hori P3
■BWC Sheffield Final Adam Ondra P4
■BWC Sheffield Final Tsukuru Hori P4