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German Boulder competition in Munich

 
German Boulder competition in Munich
 
February 13, 2011 -  Monika Retschy    
 

The first German competition took place at the Munich Trade Fair last weekend. This event is popular with many people. Some just like to watch the climbers others like to participate. But everybody likes the intoxicating atmosphere. Never before did so many women participate in a German Boulder competition. More than 30 women came for bouldering and having fun. In the qualifying round the boulders were not too hard, but varied. This changed with the next round, in the semi-finals. It got harder and harder to reach the top.

 

I have been lucky to be one of the best six athletes of the preliminary who was qualifying for the final. In this round we had to climb four different boulders each with four minutes time. Two others and I could climb the first boulder. It was a bit complicated to find the right way for solving this boulder problem because we had to decide between a jump and the static variant.

The next boulder was really difficult. Only one of us had enough power to reach the Top. In contrast the third problem had an easy start, but ended with a move that was impossible to do. So the decision fell on the last boulder. It was a powerful, but also varied boulder which was fun to climb. Juliane Wurm could climb it in her first try and won this competition. I followed on the second place. Julia Winter scored the third place.

This was a good start for me in the new season. Hopefully the next competitions will end like this.

 

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