This past weekend I flew to Boulder, Colorado to compete in the Sport Climbing National Championships at Movement, Colorado. This was Movement’s second year hosting the event, and in October, 2011, the IFSC World Cup took place here as well. Needless to say, Movement does a great job with competition venues and garnering enthusiastic crowds.
Qualifiers were Friday, April 5, World Cup, Flash-format, style. I was the only woman to successfully complete both routes so I led the women’s field going into finals on Saturday. Finals took place the following evening, Saturday, April 6. We had one route to preview and onsight. This is also typical World-Cup style, finals format. Again, I was the only woman to successfully complete the route and therefore, I was the undisputed champion =]
This was my third year in a row winning the US National Championships and so far I haven’t fallen… =] I guess I have better be extra-prepared for next year!
I would like to extend a thank you to USA Climbing organizers, volunteers, and judges, and to UBC and Louder than 11 for covering all media and exposure angles. The talented crew at Louder than 11 has produced a highlight video of the competition, so check it out!!
Now I am going to Southern Utah for a photo shoot with Chris Noble, the photographer that did the majority of my photos featured on my website, and to climb outside!
I can’t wait to get back on some rock!