Last Saturday in City Lizard the finales of the Belgian Championship Bouldering took different colors. A real thriller for the mens and a kindly contest for the womens. In gold, Jonathan Thomas and Mathilde Brumagne.
To discover the lastest news about Chloé Graftiaux you will be able from now to connect on her new website. A good way to teach that Chloé is a various climber.
They came from the South and with much merit considering the layer of snow which covered Belgium this weekend. Chloé Graftiaux wins her 5th Bleau Open. The French Kevin Lopata, his 1st. Congratulations to the 159 other competitors.
Victorious last week-end in Kranj Mathilde Brumagne got the gold medal of the European Youth Series for the second year in a row.
After the Goldfinger and the Piolet d'or, here is the Golden Climbing Shoe Award. A trophy delivered for the first time last Monday in Seoul to the best Asian sportclimber: Shin Yoon Sun.
The citizens of Brussels who were connected on Télé Brussels this Monday evening could discover a new performance of the Villanueva/Favresse pair. Live on tv please!
Thanks to her 2nd place ex-aequo acquired in Annecy, Mathilde Brumagne maintains her advantage at the provisional ranking of the European Youth Series. The title will be decided in Kranj within 3 weeks.
De Boeck is back! Fresh installed in Santa Linya in Spain, he got his first 8b onsight with El Archeologico. Discover also his video in Dédale, 8c (Kronthal).
Jérôme De Boeck put on line his new website. Have a look and review his climbing trips, his tick list and be up to date with his current news.
Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva have freed last friday a new route on El capitan: The Secret Passage. 15 pitches with a difficulty till 5.13c.
Her week was heavy but it finishes rather well. Chloé Graftiaux got the 4th place in boulder climbing at the European Championships in Paris.
The Bleau Open Bouldering Sensation will take place next 22 & 23 of November. Sharpen your climbing shoes because that will again heat in the Bleau climbing gym of Ghent.
The tick list of Nicolas Mathieu grows every week. Last weekend in Magic Wood (Swiss) he made Jack's broken heart, his second 8a+ boulder.
Maja Vidmar and Ramon Julian Puigblanque win the Belgian round of the Lead climbing Worldcup in Puurs. The Slovenien with a small advantage, the Spaniard by atomizing his competitors.
Pleasure comes after work. After having coached the Belgian youngsters in Sydney, Stéphane Hanssens spent a few weeks in Australia with Punk in the Gym, 8b+, as result.
Muriel Sarkany and Jérôme De Boeck finished respectively 5th and 15th of the Austrian stage of the World cup. A promising result one week before Puurs.
Mike Lecomte sent Les Nelwins, his first 8c, in the small cliff of Vercorin (Switzerland). This performance crowns long months of training.
After having to cancel their trip last year because of a mountaineering accident, Wim Debruyn and Peter Vanhoof flew of last Tuesday for the snowy slopes of Chili.
We already knew Chloé Graftiaux was addicted to bouldering, we know a bit less that she is also addicted to mountaineering.
David Truyens and Koen Dockx did last week Hasse-Brandler a route on the Cima Grande (2999 meters) in the Dolomites. 500 meters grading VIII/7a+.
It's a great day. Belclimb celebrates today its 9th anniversary. We would like to thank you all for your incredible fidelity.
Jérôme De Boeck makes fun in South of France. A week after his friend Gabor Szekely he sent Ultimate sacrifice, 8c+ (his first), and two other 8c.
After competition comes pleasure. Staying in Mallorca for a few days Muriel Sarkany tried Psycho bouldering. Scary!
It is done. After a few days and many attempts Nico Favresse made the second ascent of the Cobra Crack, 5.14 b/c (8c/c+) in Squamish.
Second round of the Lead climbing World cup this weekend in Chamonix and second finale for Muriel Sarkany which finishes 8th.
The two biggest Big Wall eaters of Belgium set out again in ramble. Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva landed recently in Squamish (Canada) and seem to make a lot of fun.
In the french Montauban, climbers need to send 4 semi-final routes to reach the ultimate stage. Unfortunately for Chloé Graftiaux, she only topped two of those. She finished 17th.
Nice start of the season for Muriel Sarkany with a 7th place during the first round of the lead World Cup in Qinghai in China. On the front rows, the youngsters from Austria.
Belclimb recently subscribed to the climbing website network Climbweb.net. The purpose of the network is to exchange informations and pictures between websites.
A few days before their departure for Canada, we finally know the real story of the stay of Sean Villanueva and Nico Favresse in Wales, the motherland of traditional climbing.
Last Friday Klaas Willems managed to climb Esperanza, 8b+ at his tenth try.
Chloé Graftiaux finished 11th during the 5th round of the Boulder climbing Worldcup in Fiera di Primiero last weekend.
A nice trip for Nicolas Favresse to Arco. He also took advantage out of the extraordinary conditions in the North of Italy last week to realize two routes opened by Rolan
The cliffs of Presles could be closed by a small amount of local owners. If you like this cliff a petition is available online: www.vtno.org/petition.
Chloé Graftiaux started ice competition this weekend. It was during the Ice Climbing Festival of Kandersteg in Switzerland.
The first projection of the expedition CAB Pakistan Project will take place Thursday 10th of January at 8 pm with the whole teal. Meeting place, the Don Bosco?s auditoriu
This week a couple of Belgians went for the holidays to Albarracin taking advantage of the cold winter conditions. Didier Mottart accomplishes his first 8a Quebra Mentes,
Researches on Internet to discover tips to climb in Wadi Rum will make you discover a real gold mine. The Jordanian pearl is advised for its opportunities of trad climbin
Belclimb?s redaction team wishes you a happy new year with plenty of satisfaction. Let good health and crazy project fill 2008 for everyone!