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John Burgman
I write about rock climbing
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John Burgman Sep 14
How hard are these climbers working at the World Championships? Well, the commentators just had to note to viewers that the competitors aren't actually allowed to bleed on the handholds.
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John Burgman Sep 14
Great shot of Stasa Gejo chilling backstage after Boulder 1 with her headphones and her Rubik's Cube.
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John Burgman Sep 14
Lots of clock weirdness going on right now at the women's bouldering finals.
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Jimmy Chin Sep 12
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John Burgman Sep 10
The various rounds of the lead climbing World Championships this past weekend were great, but they were not without some controversy. Here's the deep-dive from , always fantastic at breaking down these sorts of things.
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John Burgman Aug 30
Replying to @ilikezooey
Chalk. Climbing shoes. Clif Bar.
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John Burgman Aug 23
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Tom Chiarella Aug 16
Very kind notice about my writing from a thoughtful writer and thinker. RT : Ho‘ohanohano Chiarella
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John Burgman Aug 13
If you're in the mood for a travel memoir, I wrote a book, "Island Solitaire," about my time living on Jeju Island in South Korea...a wonderfully complex and breathtaking little place.
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John Burgman Jul 30
Another takeaway from the World Cup at Arco is what an incredible season Slovenia's Janja Garnbret is having--again. She won six lead World Cup events last year...and is on pace to repeat that again this year. Phenomenal.
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John Burgman Jul 30
Team USA showed some nice depth at last weekend's World Cup in Arco, Italy, with Claire Buhrfeind doing great in the women's Lead portion, Sean Bailey barely missing out on the Finals for men's lead, and Piper Kelly cruising in Speed. Here's the recap I wrote for
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John Burgman Jul 23
has already held three lead climbing competitions for this year's World Cup--an exciting blitz, and some discernible patterns and themes are emerging. Here's a recap I wrote of last weekend's event in Briançon, France. The next event is this weekend in Arco, Italy.
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Udo Neumann Jul 17
@steghiso victory at was a triumph of smart pacing! Much in line with analyses of the hardest rock climbs of 2017 - Pacing Rules!
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John Burgman Jul 14
I'm a little surprised that putting beats behind Poffo's poetry is yet to become a thing on the Internet. Could easily see it being a viral trend.
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John Burgman Jul 13
Stefano Ghisolfi read the route flawlessly. His transitions from rests to power moves were smooth, and he never really looked out of sorts in the slightest.
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John Burgman Jul 13
Will Bosi is fun to watch. He has a lot of charisma, and he plays to the crowd. Good personality to have on the circuit.
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John Burgman Jul 13
Pretty remarkable poise from Shuta Tanaka...only 18 years old, and taking part in his first World Cup lead final. Fought hard up there. Solid climb.
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John Burgman Jul 13
It should be noted that Matt Groom has been a great addition to the commentary for this event. He and Charlie Boscoe have a really nice, natural dynamic.
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John Burgman Jul 13
Jessica Pilz just admitted to being a little sick. Amazing that she still managed to climb so well--and win the comp!
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John Burgman Jul 13
Hard to imagine a World Cup final round playing out better than that--with several tricky spots, and the final competitor being the only top. Congrats to Jessica Pilz, and bravo to Janja Garnbret and Jain Kim on the podium. Shiraishi was great too...4th Place for the USA.
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