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2007, a golden season for our youngsters

Competition 2007, a golden season for our youngsters

Two weeks ago was the ending of the international competition season. A season that saw Mathilde Brumagne win the European Youth Series in the junior category. André Deba


Belgian Youth Championship

Competition Belgian Youth Championship

They won gold this Saturday during the Belgian youth Championship in the gym Altitude CCM: Mathilde Brumagne and Raphaël Fernandez (Junior), Hélène Dosseray and Siebe Van


Bleau Open 2007: results of a sensational competition

Competition Bleau Open 2007: results of a sensational competition

The Bleau Open Bouldering Sensations 2007 held all its promises. A competition at the international level with an international podium. Among the women, our invincible Ch


Mathilde Brumagne wins in Kranj

Competition Mathilde Brumagne wins in Kranj

By being the only one to top out the final route of the Slovenian round of the European Youth Series, Mathilde Brumagne does better than winning that comp in Kranj. She t


Muriel Sarkany ends up with bronze in Kranj

Competition Muriel Sarkany ends up with bronze in Kranj

In Kranj this weekend, Muriel Sarkany ends her 15th season at the highest international level. Despite an 8th place in the finals, she gets a bronze medal in the general


Chloé Graftiaux 23rd in Brno

Competition Chloé Graftiaux 23rd in Brno

The season ends less well then it started for Chloé Graftiaux. During the final round of the bouldering World Cup this weekend in Brno in Czech Republic, she ends 23rd. W


The militaries have fun in Chamonix

Competition The militaries have fun in Chamonix

Like each year, the climbers of the Belgian military team went to Chamonix for the Climbing military championship 2007 (7 & 8 November). Result: plenty of medals: 4 g


Back on the World Cup in Valence

Competition Back on the World Cup in Valence

Valence proved once more during the last World Cup that France was really at the top considering the organization. At only one round of the end of the World Cup the fight


Sarkany 4th in Valence

Competition Sarkany 4th in Valence

With a 4th place in Valence, Muriel Sarkany gets closer and closer to the final podium of the lead Climbing World Cup. The fight for the win is really tight for the women


Brumagne, 1st in Linz

Competition Brumagne, 1st in Linz

After her victory in Warsow, Mathilde Brumagne confirms her domination in the juniors of the European Youth Series. In Linz (Austria) he ended up 1st far ahead of her opp


Muriel Sarkany 8th in Japan

Competition Muriel Sarkany 8th in Japan

15 years have passed since Japan hosted their last international climbing competition. This week-end the World Cup in Kazo took place with 27 women and 33 men. Muriel Sar


Back on the Worldcup in Puurs

Competition Back on the Worldcup in Puurs

Already two weeks have passed for Klimax II since its first big event. A Worldcup that had everything we expected. We were there: report signed Hubert.


Sarkany, 5th in Puurs

Competition Sarkany, 5th in Puurs

Good atmosphere but bad weather. That?s what we will remember of the 4th edition of the Worldcup in Puurs. Protected by the ultra-steep wall of Klimax II, Muriel Sarkany


Chloé and Muriel are done with Aviles, their impressions

Competition Chloé and Muriel are done with Aviles, their impressions

The 6th and last day of the World Championships was for bouldering. For her 4th day competing, Chloé Graftiaux fought well. Unfortunatly, a couple a centimeters missed in


Muriel Sarkany in silver in Aviles!

Competition Muriel Sarkany in silver in Aviles!

Muriel Sarkany did a good job this Saturday in Aviles. After a final topped out with the strength of her will, she wins the silver medal in the super-final of the Lead Cl


World Championships, bouldering qualification results

Competition World Championships, bouldering qualification results

Another day full yesterday in Aviles. This time it was because of the bouldering qualifications with 77 women and 130 men. And only 20 can stay in course! At that little


World Championships, lead qualification results

Competition World Championships, lead qualification results

Everyone is turned to Aviles where the World Climbing Championships are take place this week. For the lead qualifications, 115 men, 68 women and 52 nations... After two d


Loïc Timmermans begins the competition season brilliantly

Competition Loïc Timmermans begins the competition season brilliantly

The youth competition season began the weekend in The Netherlands. The first stage was at the gym Mountain Network in Nieuwegein for 7 young Belgians. Notice the performa


The Belgians on the Dutch coast

Competition The Belgians on the Dutch coast

Boulderen aan Zee took place in The Netherlands last weekend. Bouldering near the sea and with the sunshine, we don?t see that every day. Concerning the Belgian?s results


Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd at La Colmiane

Competition Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd at La Colmiane

Four weeks before the World championship in Avilès (Spain) Chloé Graftiaux made one of her last competition this weekend during the International bouldering Open of la Co


After BAK, BAZ...

Competition After BAK, BAZ...

At the end of June, on the docks of Antwerp stood a new kind of event in Belgium: Boulderen aan de Kaai (BAK). On the 25th and 26th of August it will be the BAZ - Boulder


Sarkany misses the podium in Qinghai

Competition Sarkany misses the podium in Qinghai

The result was played on a single move during the 4th round of the IFSC Lead Climbing Worldcup de Qinghai. 4th, Muriel Sarkany. This looks good for the World Champio


Chloé Graftiaux, 4e in l'Argentière la Bessée

Competition Chloé Graftiaux, 4e in l'Argentière la Bessée

Due to its success, the number of participants at the International bouldering Open of l'Argentière la Bessée (FR) was 240 last weekend. Among them only one Belgian, Chlo


Sarkany, 9th in Serre-Che

Competition Sarkany, 9th in Serre-Che

This Sunday at 2pm the finales of the 18th Internationaux d'escalade took place in Serre-Chevalier. Odd schedule for a finale caused by the water flood whi


Brumagne wins in Warsaw

Competition Brumagne wins in Warsaw

Two weeks after Leipzig where she finished 2nd, Mathilde Brumagne finally won her first international competition. During the 4th stage of the European You


Sarkany, 2nd on the foot of the Mont Blanc

Competition Sarkany, 2nd on the foot of the Mont Blanc

15.000 spectators staged this friday the 3rd round of the IFSC Lead Climbing Worldcup in Chamonix. Once again a succeeding competition for Muriel Sarkany who finished 2nd


Brumagne leads the youth delegation in Leipzig

Competition Brumagne leads the youth delegation in Leipzig

Thanks to her great experience Mathilde Brumagne leaded once again our youth team during the third round of the European Youth Series in Leipzig. 2nd among the juniors, s


The docks of the Escaut on fire!

Competition The docks of the Escaut on fire!

Great success for the organizers of Boulderen aan de Kaai. Public, music and a good weather ensured the success of the event. 92 competitors and climbers from all around


Graftiaux, 6th at Fiera di Primiero

Competition Graftiaux, 6th at Fiera di Primiero

Chloé Graftiaux alternates good and bad. Two weeks after Grindelwald where she missed the semi, she gets a 6th place in the finale of the stage at Fiera di Primiero. At o


No final for Muriel in Zürich

Competition No final for Muriel in Zürich

Did the passing of torch occur this weekend in Zürich? One could believe it seeing the finalists list of the second round of the IFSC Lead Climbing Worldcup. Six of them


Belgians in difficulty in Grindelwald

Competition Belgians in difficulty in Grindelwald

None of our climber gone to Grindelwald this weekend could manage the boulders proposed during the qualifications. A Swiss stage of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup to


Becoming international judge, easy...

Competition Becoming international judge, easy...

One week after presenting the work of of two aspirant route setters, it was time for us to introduce the most thankless job of a competition: judge. Masters of the rules,


Chloé Graftiaux explodes the holds in Argonay

Competition Chloé Graftiaux explodes the holds in Argonay

It has become a habit. Each time Chloé Graftiaux takes part in a competition in France, she beats the best bouldering climbers of the country. This time it was during the


International routesetter, not just a game!

Competition International routesetter, not just a game!

Belgium is full of talents. Girls on the top levels, plenty of international judges and quite many quality routesetters. Among them Jérôme De Boeck and Olivier Coenen dec


The benjamins in Imst this time

Competition The benjamins in Imst this time

Every weekend is full in Imst; Two weeks after the worldcup and one week after the juniors, it was the benjamins' turn to climb during the Youth Color Climbing Festival t


A trip to Ukraine for Chloé Graftiaux

Competition A trip to Ukraine for Chloé Graftiaux

Trips forges our caracter. Invited as guest for the Ukrainian Verticals in Kiev, Chloé Graftiaux made that experience. She ends 8th of competition with quite odd rules. O


Muriel Sarkany, 2nd in Imst

Competition Muriel Sarkany, 2nd in Imst

For her return to the international competition, Muriel Sarkany did a great performance this Saturday. She gets a second place at the inaugural round of Lead climbing Wor


Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd on the island of la Réunion

Competition Chloé Graftiaux, 2nd on the island of la Réunion

For the first time in the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup?s history, the intention to become an Olympic sport encouraged the authorities to organize a round of the Worldcu


Hall, a round to forget for Chloé Graftiaux

Competition Hall, a round to forget for Chloé Graftiaux

The sloppers took away the hopes of Chloé Graftiaux during the third round of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup this weekend in Hall (Austria). 21st, far behind the


Graftiaux misses the final at Sofia

Competition Graftiaux misses the final at Sofia

At Sofia for the second stage of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Worldcup Chloé Graftiaux misses the final for little. One attempt too much in the qualifications offers her a&n


Brumagne, 1st at Marseille

Competition Brumagne, 1st at Marseille

Mathilde Brumagne wins among the Juniors at l'Open International Jeunes of Marseille. Nice when we know she is ahead of all the French girls who are in their selections f


Graftiaux 3rd in Erlangen

Competition Graftiaux 3rd in Erlangen

One year after her first steps on the international circuit, Chloé Graftiaux get last saturday her first podium: 3rd at the initial round of the IFSC Boulder Climbing Wor


Muriel Sarkany, 3rd at Shenzen

Competition Muriel Sarkany, 3rd at Shenzen

When her compatriots where fighting for the Belgian title at Puurs, Muriel Sarkany was kindly invited in China for the Shenzen International Masters. Goodlooking for 2007


Brumagne and Favresse Belgian Champions 2007

Competition Brumagne and Favresse Belgian Champions 2007

Nicolas Favresse succeeded his comeback. After being two years away from the Belgian competitions, he took back his title by realizing on sight the finale of the Belgian


Vertical Event 2007, a nice demonstration

Competition Vertical Event 2007, a nice demonstration

The Vertical Event was once again climbing?s party last Saturday at Entre Ciel et Terre in Louvain-la-Neuve. The x-treme route and the Joutes allowed some hundred climber