Moon Blog / Bouldering / Competitions
As the title would suggest, I’ve being doing a lot of competitions lately……………………..
Right so the first competition was the Rocfest at Rockover climbing wall in Manchester. Firstly, the qualifiers were nails as there were 30 blocs that were mainly hard to do. The hardness of the climbs was only made harder by the time period we were given to do them and then made even harder by the amount of people battling to get on the climbs. HARD! After a slight mess up with the results I qualified through to the finals and managed to put in a fair performance finishing in 3rd place. Here’s a picture of me on final problem number 3.
I don’t know who Beanie Boy images is, but thank you for this cracking shot!
Next up was the Team selection competition at the Biscuit factory in London. Needless to say, this did not go how I wanted it to. I do have a whole host of excuses and whines I could unleash upon you but I hate reading peoples blog’s when they whine and moan, so instead I’ll just show you a picture of me on a qualification climb looking better than I actually did. Aahhh the beauty of photos.
The following weekend yet another competition was held at the biscuit factory with 25 qualification climbs, 3 semi-final climbs and 3 final climbs. After another long day I made it through the qualifiers, semi-finals and then into the finals where I attained the mighty position of 3rd again, which rewarded me with a cash prize of £200 and GIGANTIC biscuit which was cool.
Here I am trying to figure out the confusing second climb on bloc number 2 in the finals.
Finally, the CWIF, this competition has built up a rather good name for its self over the years as it has not only attracted the UK’s top climber’s but also international super wads such as Jerome Meyer, Jakob Schubert, Michele Caminati, Gerome Pouvreau, Johanna Ernst, ……….. Ned Fehally etc. I shocked myself into the finals of this comp last year where I ended up 6th (last) in the finals. I was happy to have made it in and didn’t expect anything else, so was shocked when I made it into the finals and again this year and upped my position to 4th and another £200 pay out, ooosh J.
Here are a few snaps courtesy of Alex Messenger –