Route Setting Battles, Olympic Training and a Handstand Boulder Problem

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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.

The Shanghai Olympic qualifier series event finished last weekend. You can watch replays on the Olympic OQS website. You may have to go digging down the page to find them. Athletes will compete again in Budapest (Hungary) in June, where 38 athletes will win their Olympic tickets.

This week, we saw two routesetting battle videos from Bouldering Bobat and Josh Rundle. We also saw a pair of collaborations between Louis Parkinson (Catalyst Climbing) and Stefano Ghisolfi in Innsbruck. We also had podcast interviews with competition climbers Ben Hanna and Alannah Yip.

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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