Climbing World Cup Deep Dives, Olympic Prep, and Fun Climbing Gym Sessions

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Welcome to Behind The Wall, a weekly newsletter published every Saturday.

Each week, I highlight the favourite things I’ve watched, read and listened to from the world of indoor and competition climbing. I also track where you can buy competition tickets during the World Cup season.

This week, we caught up on all that happened at the IFSC World Cup in Salt Lake City and the Paraclimbing World Cup two days later. You can find replays on the Olympic Channel, the IFSC YouTube Channel (geo-restrictions apply) and Eurosport.

This week, there was a lot to watch. We saw a string of YouTube collaborations as Magnus visited Akiyo and Tomoa’s gym in Japan, Emil and PewDiePie visited B-pump and Emil and Brandon from ClimbingStuff explored Karma in Fontainebleau.

We got a detailed comp analysis from Plastic Weekly and went behind the scenes at the World Cup with Matt Groom and the IFSC team. Madison Richardson broke down her performance at the North American Cup the week before, and we got a look behind the scenes at Jim Pope’s training for the OQS.

We also learned more about Matteo Zurloni and Josh Bruyn’s different journeys to qualifying for the Olympics and how Jesse Grupper is preparing for the Olympics.

I know there is lots of great content that I don’t know about. Let me know at, and I’ll give you a shout-out if I feature it.

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International Climbing Competition Tickets

The competition season has started, so here is the rundown of where you can find World Cup and OQS tickets.

That’s a Wrap

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See you next week!

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