This week's Friday Night Video follow Nalle Hukkataival to the Argentinian bouldering mecca of Tuzgle. The area was first developed by a group of French and Swiss climbers in 2008. It is on a 14,00ft high altiplano at the base of a volcano and has great potential for development. As Hukkataival points out - 'if the boulders were in the States near a Whole Foods, they would be the most popular blocs in the world.'
This weekend the inaugural British Climbing Cup will take place at Rockcity, Hull, giving British athletes much-needed competition practice post lockdown. The invitational event will be contested by GB Climbing Team members and some of the country's top bouldering talent. A livestream of the semi-finals and finals will be available to watch on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer
John Gill is widely considered to be the father of modern bouldering and responsible for the introduction of dynamic movement to the sport of climbing. Whilst his peers were looking to the big walls of Yosemite and Patagonia, Gill began to look to small, difficult climbs in the mid-1950s. With a background in gymnastics, he was interested in pushing the boundaries of what the human body was capable of on rock.
The American Alpine Club has taken a retrospective look at Gill's short, but influential bouldering years in this short film: