IFSC Climbing World Cup Grindelwald 2014: Jan Hojer grabs his 2nd gold

This weekend, May 10-11, saw our boulder World Cup climbers united in the petite Swiss town of Grindelwald, perched amongst the Swiss Alps. As promised, the route-setters came up with some perplexing boulder problems that made for a phenomenal show.

Jan Hojer in Grindelwald 2014 Grindelwald's first IFSC World Cup, only the third stop in the whirlwind World Cup series, stood out by the record number of competitors (139 in total) and the quality of the climbing, with tough problems and a variety of power, precision, and dynamic moves, allowing our climbers to truly battle.

Battling back from Baku dab

The women's competition was electric until the end, with Austria's Anna Stöhr and Great Britain's Shauna Coxsey battling it out to the last boulder. In the end, Coxsey edged out Stöhr and took gold with 4 tops in 10 attempts, 2 less than Stöhr. Germany's Jule Wurm took bronze with 3 tops. Despite not topping any of the boulders in the finals, Switzerland's Rebekka Stotz proudly defended her home turf in Grindelwald.

The men's final consisted of only five climbers due to the late arrival of Slovenia's Jernej Kruder to isolation. Big dynamic moves combined with tiny holds requiring a lot of precision made for a great show with different approaches from almost every climber Germany's Jan Hojer secured his second gold of the season with three strong tops, followed closely by Russia's Dmitrii Sharafutdinov in second and Austria's Kilian Fischhuber in third. IFSC Climbing World Cup Grindelwald 2014 Replay Finals

Next stop: Innsbruck

The next IFSC World Cup will be a solo Bouldering competition held in Innsbruck (AUT). Nestled in the impressive panorama of the Nordkette, the Marktplatz in Innsbruck has always been the vibrant center of the Tyrolean capital. Recently announced host for the 2018 IFSC World Championships, Innsbruck consistently puts on a great show, and its Boulder World Cup is one of the most memorable of the season.

The Innsbruck IFSC World Cup will be streamed live on Red Bull TV, and the feed will also be embedded on www.ifscclimbing.org

More information on the event, as well as rankings, replays, and photos, at: www.ifsc-climbing.org

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


1 Coxsey Shauna GBR 4t10
2 Stöhr Anna AUT 4t12
3 Wurm Juliane GER 3t11
4 Noguchi Akiyo JPN 2t3
5 Puccio Alex USA 1T3
6 Stotz Rebekka SUI 0T0

1 Hojer Jan GER 3t7
2 Sharafutdinov Dmitrii RUS 3t10
3 Fischhuber Kilian AUT 2t7
4 Sugimoto Rei JPN 2t23
5 Hori Tsukuru JPN 2b11
6 Kruder Jernej SLO –

QuelleMeriwether Burruss (IFSC)