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SCS Nationals - Joseph Gifford

 
SCS Nationals - Joseph Gifford
SCS Nationals - Joseph Gifford
 
May 03, 2012 - 
 

SCS Nationals were at the movement gym in boulder, Colorado this year and like last year it was an exciting competition. Two routes were set for the qualifiers and each climb had a group (group A or group B) and on each climb we were given 7 minutes to climb and about 30 minutes to rest. My first climb was all green holds and probably the easier out of the two. I passed through the tricky first crux and got to the overhanging section just before going over the lip. My arms started to give out and I couldn't go any further so I threw for the first hold just going over the lip of the overhanging section and fell. I rested for a while and then attempted my second climb which was all red holds. I started off getting through the first part pretty easily and then trying to get a sideways knee bar on a ledge but I couldn’t get it good enough to help me so I continued on to the pumpy traverse and caught a cross move moving from a crimp all the way to a vertical feature with yet another crimp on it. The next part of the climb got really tough because I was already super tired. I moved to four sequenced crimps but pumped out on them and fell going to a crimp on a feature to the left of me. In the end I placed 18th. I did alright even though I would have liked to qualify for finals. But overall it was a fun competition and I had a great time.

 
 

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