More Sports Apr 23, 2018

Tomoa Narasaki wins bouldering gold at World Cup in Moscow

Tomoa Narasaki claimed his first title in two years Sunday as he won the second round of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Moscow. Narasaki, the reigning men's combined World Cup champion, is aiming to represent Japan when sport climbing debuts at the 2020 Tokyo ...

Narasaki, Noguchi miss out on titles in World Cup bouldering finale

More Sports Aug 20, 2017

Narasaki, Noguchi miss out on titles in World Cup bouldering finale

Tomoa Narasaki and Taisei Ishimatsu finished second and third, respectively, behind German winner Jan Hojer on Saturday in the last bouldering competition of the World Cup sport climbing tour's season. Narasaki was unable to defend his men's overall title, finishing second in the season standings ...

More Sports Jun 26, 2017

Climbers Sugimoto, Nonaka settle for second place

Rei Sugimoto and Miho Nonaka took second in the men's and women's bouldering competitions, respectively, at the penultimate round of the IFSC Climbing World Cup tour held Sunday. Sugimoto finished behind South Korea's Chon Jong-won to secure a podium spot for the first time this ...

Bouldering, a remedy to climbing the walls

Travel Apr 4, 2015

Bouldering, a remedy to climbing the walls

by Davey Young

I emerged from Mitake Station, on the Ome Line, just after 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning amid a throng of day-tripping hikers easily identifiable by their heavy boots, seam-busting backpacks and seemingly standard issue trekking poles. Peppered here and there within this tribe was ...