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Innsbruck European Boulder Championships 2015 – Men’s Qualifiers

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

European Championship Bouldering 2015 Innsbruck Austria Jan Hojer

YES! The World Cup Bouldering season has nearly started with the European Boulder Championships in Innsbruck. Unfortunately there is no live feed but Udo & co of Stuntwerk made a nice little video of men’s qualis which you should definitely watch as it just shows one man crushing each boulder. There were two heats so there are 10 boulders total.

Rustam Gelmanov sporting a killer mullet and short shorts as he destroys qualifiers.

Rustam Gelmanov sporting a killer mullet and short shorts as he destroys qualifiers.

The Russians Dmitrii and Rustam are looking crazy strong this year. They qualified in 4th and 5th so it’s gonna be interesting to watch semis and see what their weak points are (if any) and it’s gonna be interesting to see who can beat them. From men’s quali results it seems like Gui-Gui, Adam Ondra, and newcomer (to me at least) Michael Piccolruaz from Italy definitely have a chance.

Men’s Quali Results:

1. Gui-Gui tied with Ondra tied with Michael Piccolruaz

4. Dmitrii

5. Rustam tied with Jakob Schubert

3 way tie for 7th: Alban Levier (FRA, new to me), Roands Rugens (LAT – last year he did quite well in one event) and everyone’s hero Jorg Verhoeven (NED)

10. Dave Barrans (GBR)

11. Alexey Rubtsov (RUS) is back and tied with strong young Domen Skofic from Slovenia

13. Two guys I’ve never heard of, Mickael Mawem from France and Andrzej Mecherzynski-Wiktor from Poland.

15. More newcomers to me, Stephane Hanssens from Belgium and Gregor Vezonik from Slovenia

17. Jan Hojer and Martin Stranik (CZE)

19. Mathias Conrad (GER) and Stefan Scarperi (ITA)

Don’t think they get through to semis but two of my personal favorites, Jernej Kruder and Anthony Gullsten, tied for 21st in qualis.

Also out: Jeremy Bonder in 23rd, Nicky De Leeuw (NED) in 31st tied with Lukas Ennemoser (AUT), Benjamin Blaser (SUI) in 33rd, David Firnenburg (GBR) in 40th, Klemen Becan’s little brother Jure Becan (SLO) tied for 41st with Gabri Moroni (ITA), young Brit Nathan Phillips in 47th tied with Elias Weiler (AUT), and Emiliyan Kolevski (BUL) tied for 69th with 3 other guys. That’s everyone I know on the list but there were 86 competitors total, some from countries rarely seen on the WC Circuit, so this could be a very fresh season if they keep competing.

Full Men’s General Results


2011 IFSC Lead World Cup Highlights Video from LT11

October 12, 2011 1 comment

2011 IFSC Lead World Cup Finals Videos

October 12, 2011 1 comment

Here are some videos from the finals. They are all from Youtube user sicksbit. Click on one for all 8, but here are a couple from the finals.
Matty Hong!

Sasha DiGiulian!

Click here for a video of Johanna’s winning climb: BoulderPage’s Channel – YouTube

2011 IFSC Lead World Cup in Boulder – More Photo Links + Women’s Route Photo for Herman Egbers UPDATED with more!

October 11, 2011 2 comments

Mina Markovic of Slovenia at the crux of the Women’s Final by Klemen Becan. Mina will move her left hand in to the hold she is staring at, scored as hold 41, and then have to move up and right around the corner. Herman–on the right you can see the lower set of two holds around the corner. Maja controlled the top hold of that set. The sloper/undercling (hold 42) is just out of the frame above. I will try to find another picture of it. For more pictures from Team Slovenia click this photo.

You can see the #42 hold at the top of the frame. It is set up as a sidepull/hamhock. I’m pretty sure it is a Teknik fat lip.

A slightly different take on things, by photographer Eric Ian. Click for more from him.

Mario Lechner of Austria on Men’s QA by Heiko Wilhelm. The Ruckus cone on this problem seemed to get quite slick and gave some competitors a major problem. Click this photo for 159 more shots of all rounds of the comp from this talented Austrian photographer.

Here is one of Maja Vidmar from the American Alpine Club. For more from the Semifinal Round click this photo.

IFSC World Cup Climbing Competition | Denver Post Photo Gallery


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2011 IFSC Lead World Cup Finals Videos

World Cup Photos from Master Photographer Greg Mionske! UPDATE – Link fixed

October 10, 2011 3 comments

Our buddy Greg Mionske (click to check out his sweet site!) has been working his way up the ranks of outdoor photographers and his work is certainly impressive. There were tons of photographers at the World Cup and these are some of the only photos I’ve seen so far, but Mionske’s ability to capture such dynamic moments as perfect still clips combined with his eye for the dramatic has resulted here in some fantastic images that bring action and emotion together and really give you a feeling for what it was like to be at this event.

Canada's Sean McColl all alone before he tries to better his 2nd place tie with Ramón Julian and win the comp. | Greg Mionske

Maja Vidmar's foot slipped and sent her flying unexpectedly. | Greg Mionske

Akiyo Noguchi rallying the crowd mid-final. Loud cheering continued for the rest of her climb and it seemed to give her energy to continue. | Greg Mionske

You can see more pictures from Greg on his facebook album, and don’t forget to click his name at the top to check out his website!  UPDATE – apparently the facebook link is broken. Try THIS ONE.

More from other talented photogs – 2011 IFSC Lead World Cup in Boulder – More Photo Links + Women’s Route Photo for Herman Egbers « The Spot Route Setting Blog

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