Weekend Review: Jan 11 – 12

There was a lot of climbing this weekend!  The Divisional results are from the whole weekend and are not separated into first & second rounds.  Still waiting on results from Prime Climb…and now we have them!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Power Struggle 8 – Prime Climb, Wallingford, CT  News article with pics and video
PS 8 Results  Highlight Video

Tour de Bloc – Climber’s Rock, Burlington, ON Results!    Article from Gripped     Pics from Ruby Photo Studio     Pics from Dennis Barnes    Pics from Bonuel Photography
Video from Lucid Digital Media

Saturday & Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2014

ABS Youth Divisionals – Gravity Vault, Upper Saddle River, NJ   Div 5 Results 2013
Pics and more pics from many photographers

I went back to Climber’s Rock this weekend.  It was not my best climbing performance.  I went in having not slept at all the night before and recovering from a shoulder issue the week leading up to the comp.  My body does not do well on no sleep.  As always though, I tried my hardest once I was there.  The vibe was fun at this comp and I really enjoyed the setting.  I particularly enjoyed the cave problems and the slab problems.  Slab problems are too rare at comps and they are always fun to work.  The cave problems were unique and consistent with the rest of the comp.  (Often setters feel the need for all problems to end at the same height, even if they start in a cave, which can add several yards/meters of movement to a problem.  The CR setters did a nice job avoiding this pitfall.)  It was my first redpoint comp at this gym and that was fun.  As for that score I had to settle?  The score is now Walltopia monster 2 – Sue 0.  This time I left most of the skin of my left knee on the wall.  Sigh.  When’s the next comp at CR?  Third time is the charm….

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