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Posted on 31. May, 2010 by in News

I arrived in Vail last night to set the third bouldering World Cup in Vail, CO. The head setter is Manu Hassler, who has worked under Jackie Godoff, the legendary French coursesetter. Manu is from Biel, Switzerland. Chris Danielson is the American Head Setter and working under him will be myself, Scott Mechler (who was the head setter at the ABS National in Virginia, and the head setter of all the PCA competitions) and Mike Helt (who has been the head setter of Junior Nationasl for the last few years). It’s a motivated a extremely qualified group. The wall is the same as last year, although some angle changes have been made to spice things up and we have over 50 volumes and features to choose from. Time to get to work…

10 Responses to “Vail”

  1. campusman

    31. May, 2010

    thats a nice picture

  2. Luke Bertelsen

    31. May, 2010


  3. anonymous

    31. May, 2010

    will this be streamed online? please say it will be…

  4. Quentin

    01. Jun, 2010

    Hello, i’m very pleased to read about Manu Hassler. As I used to climb on his hold -flathold- and have the honor sometime to climb with him in Biel. I just wanted to say how talented he is and hope he will soon have recognition for his extremely esthetic vision of climbing. He’s not climbing, he is dancing !

    Oh and just check where we train…. some underground bouldering.

    Thank you very much for your very interesting blog. Climbing doesn’t stop where the rock ends ! Is’n it ?

    Quentin Blanchard

  5. Adam M

    01. Jun, 2010

    Can’t wait man. Weather is looking to be perfect! super psyched for your routes! (I’ve been spying the beta with binoculars…) 😉

  6. campusman

    01. Jun, 2010

    nice comment Quentin

  7. Ange

    02. Jun, 2010

    Photos???? @Luke this is the world cup! can’t have any cheetahs….keep those in africa! 😉

  8. jesse

    02. Jun, 2010

    Hey Jamie, I am very curious about setting at such a high level. Do you set the problems based on the competitors? For example do you try and set problems based on the weaknesses and strengths of the specific attending competitors or do you just set all around tough problems? Do you find it easier to set for a certain gender (men vs women)?

    Also when you work with multiple setters do you each make a certain number of problems or do you collaborate on each one?

    Sorry to bombard you with so many questions, I’m just interested on what goes on behind the scenes of World Cups. Good luck with your setting and thanks for keeping this blog!

  9. Adayak

    02. Jun, 2010

    It’s going to be an awesome World Cup in Vail. So many elite climbers all in one place.

  10. campusman

    03. Jun, 2010

    if only the world cup was in GL. thirty minutes before the comp, my cup would be full of oatmeal, honey, and walnuts…a monkey with Adenosine-5′-triphosphate climbs harder!

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