There were a lot of fun comps this weekend, but Canadian Bouldering Championships stole the spotlight! Tons of amazing climbing for two days, see full results for all rounds below.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friction Fest – Spooky Nook, Manheim, PA Results
SCS Local – Gravity Vault, Upper Saddle River, NJ Results
Citizens Comp – Gravity Vault, Upper Saddle River, NJ
SCS Local – Peak Experiences, Midlothian, VA Results
Send or Surrender – MetroRock, Essex Junction, VT Youth Results Citizens Results
Saturday, February 21 – Sunday, February 22, 2015
CEC Open National Championships – The Bloc Shop, Montreal, QC
Finals: Results Photos
Quals: Men’s results Women’s results
More photos: Quals/Semis All weekend
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Flashpoint – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA Results
I was fortunate enough to be able to climb at the Canadian Bouldering Championships, but sadly it did not go well for me. I believe the exhaustion of a grueling season, plus nagging injuries large and small, finally caught up with me. I was hoping that my body would hold out until the season was over, but it seems to have come up just short.
As if my abysmal performance wasn’t enough of a bummer, the weekend went from bad to worse when my car was broken into Saturday night…and the only thing they took was my climbing bag. As I had just finished climbing at Nats, this bag had almost everything important to my climbing in it. I lost 5 pairs of climbing shoes (2 brand new and 3 recently resoled), my gear bag, my harness, 2 chalk bags (including the one I won at the first bouldering comp I ever went to), my chalk bucket (which I had just put fun patches all over and had just filled up), my rolling muscle stick, my mp3 player and headphones, and tons of little things like a bunch of tape, liquid chalk, hold brushes, food, cash, etc.
I had to drive home from Canada in 15 degree (Fahrenheit) weather with one window missing. My cheeks are still recovering from the cold and wind burn. I’ve spent the past two days dealing with insurance claims and related fallout from the incident. I’ve also woken up every morning since it happened with a panicked feeling, then realizing it’s because I’ve lost all my climbing gear. While the monetary loss is sizable (and I definitely can’t afford to replace all of the stuff right away), it is the sentimental significance of the lost items that I am most upset about. As I’m sure most climbers will understand, I’ve had a lot of great times with that gear and there were a lot of memories.
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