female speed climber preparing to start 2019 climbing world championships

Perfect Descent Sponsors Historic IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan

September 4, 2019

August 20, 2019 marked a historic moment in competition Sport Climbing as the first-ever Olympic climbers were confirmed during the Combined Finals in Hachioji, Japan.  This first ever Olympic Qualifying event followed more than a week of competition with over 253 athletes from 39 countries battling to take home the World Champion title in Lead,…

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Come See Us at the 2019 Climbing Wall Summit

May 8, 2019

You can find Perfect Descent in the exhibit hall at the 2019 Climbing Wall Association Summit May 15 through 17 in Loveland, Colorado.  It’s one of our favorite times of year when we get to reconnect with friends, colleagues, and customers across the indoor climbing wall industry.  This year’s keynote will focus on purpose driven leadership and…

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Womens' Speed Climbing World Cup Wujiang, China 2018

IFSC Speed and Lead Climbing World Cup – Wujiang, China 2018

October 26, 2018

At the IFSC Climbing World Cup Championship in Wujiang, China, Anouck Jaubert of France took home the season title for women’s speed climbing while the fastest time of the event was Juliia Kaplina’s 7.650 seconds race. Jaubert outperformed fellow teammate Aurela Sarisson of France in the opening race, bested Sari Agustina of Indonesia with a…

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Youth Olympic Games 2018 Recap

October 12, 2018

The first ever Youth Olympians of Sport Climbing has concluded at the Summer Youth Olympic (YOG) Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 10th. Sport Climbing featured 42 male and female athletes representing 25 countries. The field of athletes consist of the top 16 and 17-year-old Bouldering, Speed and Lead athletes competing for the first…

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World Climbing Championship 2018 Recap

October 12, 2018

After 10 days of competitions among six of the top-scoring men and women athletes, the Combined finals came to an end with the athletes facing off in a Bouldering, Lead, and Speed Climbing showdown for the Combined world title. The six women finalist went head-to-head in Speed Climbing with a bracket-style elimination, Miho Nonaka of…

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Sean McColl Professional Climber

Finding my Apex – Sean McColl

September 10, 2018

By: Guest Writer, Sean McColl With my path now firmly set on the 2020 Olympic Games, training for speed climbing becomes more and more important. My time needs to get faster and to do this I need more repetitions, more consistency, and more time on the competition Speed wall. I am the only competitor in…

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Why We’re Always Going to Be at the Climbing Wall Association Summit 

July 3, 2018

  The CWA Summit Doesn’t Disappoint Perfect Descent is a proud sponsor of the annual Climbing Wall Association Summit. We strongly support the mission of the Climbing Wall Association and contribute through direct sponsorship and the donation of Perfect Descent auto belays for the CWA raffle and silent auction.  For the last several years, Perfect…

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USA Climbing Changes Rules to Include Auto Belays in Speed Climbing Competition

June 1, 2018

Released June 1st, 2018 USA Climbing has amended a rule in their Speed Climbing Rules Handbook (Rule 7.2.1) to “eliminate the requirement that speed climbing routes are to be belayed from the ground”. Historically, the USAC has only approved team belays for Speed Climbing competitions. This change will now allow all USAC Speed Climbing Host…

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