Sunday, 6 June 2010

3rd Boulder World Cup Vail

Straight from Vienna the Austrian Bouldering Team (Anna, Katha, Killi, Johanna, Lukas and me) + Stew, Heiko (Coach) and Klaus (Physio) went to America for the 3rd Boulder World Cup in Vail (Colorado). Before we drove to the 2500m high valley of Vail we had a few relaxing days in Boulder, where we went shopping, swimming, training, had some physio treatments and tried to coupe with the jet lack. In Vail the air was thin and the problems long and powerful, not the best combination for me. However I was happy that I qualified for the Semifinal and finished in an alright 16th place.
On the other hand our team suffered from bad luck with Kili hurting his toe a day before the Qualification round and had a battle with his health, Johanna hurted her ankle on the last Qualification problem after an astonishing performance, Katha had a psychological fight after an old injury and Stew could not coupe very well with the height and got a cold a day before the Semifinal round. The results men: Kili 3rd, Stew 10th, Lu 36. Results female: Anna 2nd, Johanna 20th, Katha 24th