First solo Boulder World Cup 2014 in Grindelwald

This week, the world's best boulderers will meet for their first solo IFSC World Cup of the season in Grindelwald (SUI). After a successful hosting of a European Youth Cup in 2013, Grindelwald (SUI) is stepping up to host a Boulder World Cup! Settlements have existed in Grindelwald since Neolithic times, and this Boulder World Cup should certainly be one for the ages!

First solo Boulder World Cup 2014 in Grindelwald After last weekend's nail-biter of a final in Baku, boulder fans can look forward to watching their favorite climbers fight through hard problems during a weekend completely dedicated to bouldering. We should be in for some breathtaking performances!

Fierce competition demands harder boulders Last weekend in Baku saw our 2013 overall boulder champions back on top after missing out on gold in Chongqing the week before.On the men's side, Dmitrii Sharafutdinov took gold, Jan Hojer silver, and Rustam Gelmanov bronze. Hojer and Sharafutdinov have quite a lead in the rankings, but the return of Canada's top boulderer Sean McColl could have quite an impact on the competition. IFSC Climbing Worldcup 2014 Grindelwald (Trailer)

In the women's field, the competition was remarkably close, with the top four women topping all four problems in Baku. As gold medalist Anna Stöhr remarked in a postevent interview, she is looking forward to harder boulders that will further separate the field, since "we would like to battle." Baku bronze medalist Shauna Coxsey is on the hunt for gold, and silver medalist Akiyo Noguchi is sure to put up a fight!

With such fierce competition, this first competition in Europe of the 2014 IFSC World Cup season will definitely be a game-changer.

Join in the action!

More information on the event, as well as live streaming of the semi-finals and finals on: www.ifsc-climbing.org

IFSC World Cup (B) 2014 Grindelwald (SUI) May 10 – 11, 2014
Provisional program (GMT+2)

Saturday, May 10
09h30 – 13h00 Bouldering qualification for men
15h00 – 18h30 Bouldering qualification for women

Sunday, May 11
10h30 – 13h00 Bouldering semi final for men & women
16h30 – 18h30 Bouldering final for men & women

As always, we are present on Twitter during competitions, so reach out with the hashtag #IFSCwc.

The next IFSC World Cup will be held in Innsbruck (AUT) and will also be a solo boulder competition.

For full results and a detailed schedule head to: www.ifsc-climbing.org

Current rankings ss of IFSC World Cup Baku (3-4 May 2014)

Women Boulder
1 Wurm Juliane GER 155.00
2 Stöhr Anna AUT 151.00
3 Coxsey Shauna GBR 145.00
3 Noguchi Akiyo JPN 145.00
5 Puccio Alex USA 102.00
6 Thévenet Marine FRA 90.00
7 Gibert Fanny FRA 74.00
7 Oda Momoka JPN 74.00
9 Markovic Mina SLO 67.00
10 Leslie-Wujastyk Mina GBR 48.00

Men Boulder
1 Hojer Jan GER 180.00
1 Sharafutdinov Dmitrii RUS 180.00
3 Kassay James AUS 98.00
4 Verhoeven Jorg Ned 89.00
5 Gelmanov Rustam RUS 87.00
6 Bonder Jeremy FRA 82.00
7 Glairon Mondet Guillaume FRA 73.00
8 Fujii Kokoro JPN 71.00
9 Fischhuber Kilian AUT 69.00
10 Rugens Rolands LAT 55.00