Alex Johnson Wins Bouldering World Cup In Switzerland

Alex Johnson Wins Bouldering World Cup In Switzerland

While the Battle in  the Bubble grabbed the attention of most comp climbing fans Saturday night America’s Alex Johnson was in Greifensee, Switzerland celebrating a victory in the first bouldering World Cup event of the 2010 season.  Johnson eked out a victory over a strong women’s field with Akiyo Noguchi finishing 2nd and Chloé Graftiaux coming in 3rd.

With this victory, Johnson now has two 1st place finishes and a 2nd place finish in her 3 World Cup bouldering appearances.  You can read a bit more about Johnson’s efforts at the comp and see a few pictures in this article at DPM.

On the men’s side, Kilian Fischhuber and Adam Ondra tied during finals with Fischhuber winning based on a stronger score in the semi-finals.  Christian Core came in 3rd and American Zach Lerner finished 49th (out of 81 competitors).

Full World Cup Greifensee Results

Event write-up at PlanetMountain

Update: Interview with Johnson at

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One Response to Alex Johnson Wins Bouldering World Cup In Switzerland

  1. Andrew May 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Nice to see some Americans crushing euro-side. Is Alex going to start a trend for young Americans climbing in more world cup comps? Specifically are we going to see more men? I suppose the US men tend to focus more outside instead of on comps.

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