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Highline Highball Rundown + Media Links + Slackline & Comp Results + Setting Update

Matty Hong qualifying well in the Men's Open category. He took 2nd in Finals.

Highline Highball 2011 – The Rundown

The SBS 7 Highball Highline Comp fell on a cold and snowy weekend in the beginning of December. We were a little worried the bad snow conditions would limit attendance, but climbers can’t seem to spend a full day without activity and so people braved the icy roads and the comp was packed.

The problems were a mix of styles, with R10 involving a balance move at the top, I2 being a little steep but very juggy and flowy, I6 involving a trust move, I8 a technical pressing slab, I10 also a little steep and dynamic, A1 a balance-fest, A8 an incredible journey through the Dojo roof (don’t forget to clip!), A9 a stem, A10 involving a small dyno, and the Opens running the gamut from slopey and steep to the near-vertical volume testpiece of O10 on the right river wall.

A competitor fights for it on A4 at the Highball Highline Comp

When the dust from both sessions had settled the Highliners demonstrated their skills for the crowd (who were feasting on Wahoo’s tacos, pizza, and Avery beer) and we frantically added up scores to find out who our open finalists would be. It turned out that once again junior climber Megan Mascarenas from Colorado Springs had the most points in the female category so she qualified for open finals in first.  Alex Johnson barely beat out Alex Manikowski and Matty Hong to qualify in first for the men.  Both held on to their leads in finals to win the comp.  For the full rundown on the finals click the Open Finals Results link below.

Here are the final results from the rest of the Highline Highball Comp in the Youth and Adult categories. I will write top competitors here and the rest can be seen at the links to the full results.

Adult

Recreational Female

1. Sarah Josey

2. Ali Schultz

Recreational Male

1. Matt Melton

2. Raleigh Burrell

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Intermediate Female

1. Tracy Ng

2. Jade Sevelow

Intermediate Male

1. Luke Shaack

2. Russell Teabeault

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Advanced Female

1. Becca Bossert

2. Megan Cerise

Advanced Male

1. Brian Moore

2. Cletus Blum

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Open Female (pre-open final, adult session scores only)

1. Nina Williams

2. Tiffany Hensley

Open Male (pre-open final, adult session scores only)

1. Alex Johnson

2. Alex Manikowski

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Masters Female

1. Bobbi Bensman

2. Diane Nickerson

Masters Male

1. Pete Youngwerth

2. Rob Gilbert

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Full Adult Results

Open Final Results

Slackline

The Highline event was another fun demonstration from some very brave and balanced individuals. This year’s winner was none other than Emily Sukiennik (below) who won over the crowd with her skillful slacking.

Highline winner 2011 - Emily Sukiennik | Photo by Jay Droeger

He didn't land it, but it was a good effort!

Youth Climbing Results

Girls Junior

1. Katelyn Hudspeth – Team BRC

Boys Junior

1. Sean Morgan – Team Spot

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Girls A

1. Laurel Todd – Team ABC

2. Tika Anderson – Team Spot

Boys A

1. Matt Lubar – Team ABC (Matt also got 6th in the Open Final)

2. Remi Arata – Team BRC

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Girls B

1. Megan Mascarenas – Team ABC (Megan also won the Open Final)

2. Isabelle Goodacre – Team ABC (Isabelle placed 4th in the Open Final)

Boys B

1. Austin Lankford – Team ABC

2. Pierce McCrerey – Team ABC

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Girls C

1. Ivy Todd – Team ABC

2. Felina Jaeger – Team Spot

Boys C

1. Timmy Dolan – Team ABC

2. Ethan Kruteck – Team ABC

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Girls D

1. Brooke Raboutou – Team ABC

2. Stella Noble – Team ABC

Boys D

1. Joe Goodacre – Team ABC

2. Liam O’Brien – Team ABC

Full Youth Results

Said Parirokh looking stylish, as usual.

Setting Update

As usual, we set every day last week to get hundreds of new problems up for you to climb on. Every wall has been reset and next week we will continue to fill in. Setting will be light through the holidays and pick up to regular speed and density again shortly after the New Year.

Don’t forget to pre-register for Gladiator Finals! This last and best comp of SBS 7 will be held on February 4th.  Click here to sign up or get more info: SBS 7 ~ Registration.

Highline Highball Media

2011 Spot Bouldering Series: Highballs and Highlines Photo Gallery from Climbing Magazine

The Spot Gym Facebook Group

Highballs & Highlines 2011 on The Spot’s Facebook Page

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