Vail World Cup 2012 – Women’s Finals 3 & 4
Because there are so many pictures I am dividing these into problem sets. This is Women’s 3 & 4. 1 & 2 and Men’s coming soon.
Women’s Final 3
This problem involved some steep moves and sequence reading to a committing dyno. The cross under looked powerful, and grabbing two left-facing bubble wraps and jumping out left to the two huge teknik blocs was somewhat intimidating to watch. The dyno produced the correct effect of wild swings and drama for the crowd. From there it was either a long lock off (Alex), a mantle/lock-off (Shauna) or use the arete and stand up (lurch for Anna, casual heel-hook for Jule) to the finish.
Problem 3 Performance:
Anna, Shauna, Alex Johnson – Flash
Jule – 2nd go (fell at dyno first go)
Alex Puccio, Mélanie – flash to bonus, no top
Women’s Final 4
This problem had Team America written all over it. Powerful moves up a steep arete with a dynamic move to a bubble-wrap and a struggle to the finish. Alex and Alex clawed their way up it one after the other. The rest of the competitors had more trouble–with Anna Stöhr taking 5 tries to seal the deal. Shauna almost made it but was too tired in the end to do the last two moves. Jule, after leading through the comp, fell apart here and couldn’t even make it to the bonus hold.
Problem 4 Performance:
Alex Johnson – flash
Alex Puccio – flash
Anna Stohr – bonus 2nd try, top 5th try
Shauna Coxsey – flash to bonus, no top
Mélanie Sandoz – flash to bonus, no top
Juliane Wurm – no bonus, no top
Full Women’s Final Results from IFSC - IFSC – International Federation of Sport Climbing: provisional Resultlist Final W O M E N bouldering
Full Women’s Results for entire comp - IFSC – International Federation of Sport Climbing: General result W O M E N bouldering
Men’s Coming Soon!