Alex Puccio (U.S.) finds pose on W4 of semifinals at the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado. She came in fourth place overall, with a score of 3t10 4b10 in finals.
Petra Klingler of Switzerland (left) and Shauna Coxsey of Great Britain battle it out in qualifiers. Coxsey went on to win the competition and Klingler placed sixth.
Sean Bailey (U.S.) goes no-hands on the balancey blobs of semifinals on his way to an 11th place finish.
Meagan Martin (U.S.) fights through the roof of WB3 in qualifiers. She made it into semifinals and finished in a three-way tie for 18th with fellow team member Lily Canavan and Leah Crane of Great Britain.
Jongwon Chon of South Korea bicycles a blob in semifinals on his way to overall victory. In finals, he dominated the field by topping all four problems—the only competitor to do so—in nine attempts.
Miho Nonake of Japan makes a top in semifinals. She took third place overall, behind Shauna Coxsey and Akiyo Noguchi, with a score of 3t7 4b7 in finals.
German strongman Jan Hojer sets a heel hook in semifinals. He placed 16th overall.
Petra Klingler makes her first of four tops in semifinals.
Shauna Coxsey eyes a finish hold in finals.
Alex Puccio crimps her way out of qualifiers and on to a fourth place finish.
Jongwon Chon rallies the crowd after a top in finals.
Team Japan dominated the men's field, taking seven of the top 10 places.
Women’s podium, from left: Akiyo Noguchi (second place), Shauna Coxsey (first place), Miho Nonaka (third place).
Men’s podium, from left: Meichi Narasaki (second place), Jongwon Chon (first place), Yoshiyuki Ogata (third place).