Kai Lightner

Kai Lightner

2016 Bouldering US Open National Championship - Top Ten Moments (c) USA Climbing

On January 29th and 30th - USA Climbing and founding partner, The North Face, brought you the biggest names in climbing at the 2016 Bouldering Open National Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. Here are the top ten plays featuring the most heart stopping and event shaping moments from the final round.

Generation Up - Ashima Shiraishi & Kai Lightner (c) Clif Bar & Company

The future is here. Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner head to Flatanger Cave, Norway to test themselves on some of the hardest sport routes in the world. "It's definitely interesting to see this new wave of climbers, these kids that are doing the craziest things," Chris Sharma says in the video.

Kai Lightner in "Era Vella" (9a) (c) Evolv Sports

Der 15-jährige US-Amerikaner Kai Lightner nahm sich Anfang 2015 gerade einmal 10 Tage Zeit, um zum ersten Mal auf einen Klettertrip außerhalb der USA zu gehen und dort seine bis dato schwierigste Route zu versuchen.