29 Jun 2011

Boulder Worldcup Barcelona (ESP)

The 7th round of the 2011 bouldering worldcup was held in the beautiful city of Barcelona.

The event was unfortunately held indoors and it was a real challenge to stay focused when the temperatures seared through the roof. Towards the end of the event the heat in the builing had beaten most of the athletes and the air was thick with disappointment.

Looking on the positive side, the British Team climbed very well and we had 5 athletes in the semi-final. I finished 14th in the semi-final.

23 Jun 2011

Boulder Worldcup Eindhoven (NED)

Between spells of heavy rain the Worldcup in Eindhoven (NED) ran very smoothly. The competition was, yet again, a mega success with a great location and some of the best competition blocs I have ever tried - good work Cassidy and team!

Dave Barrans climbed very well and made his first final of the 2011 season finishing in 6th place. Fischhuber won yet another event and looks unstoppable. Woods pleased the crowd with a display of immense power. Akiyo Noguchi made some strange shapes on the wall and Anna looks like she is going to take the overall worldcup title.

I was very pleased to climb in the semi-final again where I finished 14th. The next round is in Barcelona.