World Cup 2010

Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 by in News

The World Cup in Vail was once again an amazing event, with spectators watching some of the best climbers from all over the world. The organization of the event was excellent, the wall was again amazing and the padding is one of the best systems for competition climbing in existence. The problems were great, as Qualifiers and Semi-Finals were two of the best rounds of climbing competition I have set or been involved with in a while. A couple of the Men’s problems were a little too hard in Finals, but Daniel Woods provided a stunning final moment that brought the crowd of around 3,000 people to a roar. The IFSC officials who were in attendance, Tim Hatch and Graeme Alderson were mostly very pleased with how the whole event ran. I don’t think I’ve ever been involved with a competition that there wasn’t room for improvement, but overall I feel good about how everything went. I will be posting a competition review from Head American Setter Chris Danielson in the next few days. I am psyched to have been part of such a great event again.

4 Responses to “World Cup 2010”

  1. christian

    07. Jun, 2010

    regardless of what you think of the setting, daniel woods sticking the big all points off dyno on men’s #4, over the deafening roar of the crowd, was one of the coolest moments i’ve ever had in climbing. credit to daniel for digging deep on that one. he is climbing incredibly well right now. he looked so much stronger than everyone else in the comp…

  2. John Meget

    08. Jun, 2010

    What grades would you say the problems were, in the men’s and women’s finals? Thanks…

  3. B3

    08. Jun, 2010

    I was more familiar with the Men’s Problems than the Women’s, but Men’s 1 was probably hard V9, Men’s 2 was probably V10, Men’s 3 was probably hard V9 or V10 and Men’s 4 was probably V10 as well. It’s difficult to assign outside grades to comp problems, especially with moves as different as these. All of the moves in the Men’s problems were done by forerunners who climb V12 or less.

  4. futurepope

    08. Jun, 2010

    JE downgrades V15’s in Hueco
    I confirmed

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