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Adam Ondra on his way to a win in the lead competition at the IFSC World Championships in Paris, France, in 2016, where he also took silver in bouldering. Ondra had won in lead and bouldering in Paris in 2014, becoming the first athlete to win both in the same year. Photo by Jan Novak
Charlotte André, a judge at the Tout à Bloc in 2017, an annual competition open to amateurs and professionals, held in L’Argentière-la-Bessée, France. Photo by Jan Novak
Viola Baptista of Italy takes flight at the Tout à Bloc. Photo by Jan Novak
Miho Nonaka takes the silver in bouldering at the 2016 World Championships, where 386 athletes competed at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris to a packed crowd. Nonaka was number one in the IFSC rankings in women’s bouldering for 2018. Photo by Jan Novak
In Munich in 2017, Monika Retschy (GER) celebrates her retirement from competition. Photo by Eddie Fowke
Four-time Youth World Champion speed climber Daria Kan (RUS) awaits her turn at the IFSC European Championships in Campitello, Italy, 2017. Phot
Kai Lightner (USA) at the 2017 Youth World Championships in Innsbruck in 2017. Despite suffering a ruptured ulnar collateral ligament and two avulsion fractures in his thumb, he went on to win two bronze medals. Photo by Eddie Fowke
Akiyo Noguchi (JPN) at the Moscow Bouldering World Cup finals in 2018. A fixture on podiums, she finished third in the event. Photo by Eddie Fowke
Yongsu Lee (KOR) leaps for the buzzer at the Chongqing, China, Speed World Cup in 2017. Photo by Eddie Fowke
Tomoa Narasaki (JPN) in the Bouldering World Cup finals in Hachioji, Japan, in 2018. He finished second. Photo by Eddie Fowke
Marie Laporte guns for the next move at the Tout à Bloc 2017, L’Argentière-La-Bessée, France. Photo by Jan Novak
Urška Repušič of Slovenia on her way to finishing in second place in the Tout à Bloc 2017, L’Argentière-La-Bessée, France. Photo by Jan Novak
Oriane Bertone, age 11, from Réunion Island, France. In early February 2018 Bertone at the age of 12 became the youngest person to boulder 8B+. Photo by Jan Novak
Swiss competitor Sofya Yokoyama eyes the prize in the Tout à Bloc 2017, L’Argentière-La-Bessée, France. Photo by Jan Novak
Hannah Meul , 17, the youngest member of team Germany and a member of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic team, placed 10th. Photo by Zach Mahone
Miho Nonaka (JPN) puzzles out the third finals problem in the Vail World Cup. After this shot, she took a scary fall, hitting her face on the volume. She placed second. Photo by Zach Mahone
Packed grounds at Vail for the sole World Cup held on U.S. soil. Photo by Levi Harrell
Jernej Kruder (SLO) gets creative with his beta on problem three during men’s qualifiers in Vail. Photo by Zach Mahone
Alex Puccio thanks the crowd after winning her second-ever World Cup gold, nine years after her first. She won the Arco Rockmaster in 2011. Photo by Zach Mahone
Akiyo Noguchi (JPN) mid-send on the third finals problem. She was the only woman to top it, and finished in third. Photo by Levi Harrell
Men’s podium at Vail (left to right): Tomoa Naraski (JPN), Rei Sugimoto (JPN) and Sean Bailey (USA). Photo by Zach Mahone

 

 


 

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