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Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson

 
Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson
Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson
Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson
Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson
Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson
Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson
Canadian Bouldering Nationals (Tour De Bloc 2012) - Alex David Johnson
 
May 03, 2012 - 
 

For the second year in a row I was able to head on up to Canada to compete within the Canadian Nationals, this year held in Montreal.  Yet again the Tour De Bloc crew did an amazing job of putting together a great competition.
 
Qualifiers
The qualifying round began April 15th very early in the morning compared to most comps in the US.  It took a little while for my body to get used to the early morning climb as I had just arrived just a little before midnight, from Denver, the night before.  Thankfully, I had some time to relax within the isolation area before I climbed as I did not climb till later on in the evening.  The Qualifying round consisted of 5 problems with 5 minutes rest in between.  I enjoy competing within competitions outside of the US to experience all the different types of setting; I feel this helps myself as a climber improve.  At the end of qualifiers Sean Mcoll and I were both tied for first, who like myself had flashed all 5 of the problems.
 
Finals
Finals were held the next day later in the evening, which allowed us to get some much-needed sleep.  Again we had 5 problems for finals with 5 minutes rest.  I ended up sending all of the climbs earning me 2nd place for the comp however, some slips on the second climb which consisted of all volumes ended up costing me the win with Sean Mcoll who had a very impressive day with a flash of all the climbs. 

The Tour De, Bloc really knows how to put together a competition, I really hope to be able to go back next year and compete within their Nationals again. 

Thanks to everyone who came out and watched, and to all of my Sponsors:  Rock Candy Holds, Power Bar, Jan Sport, Organic and Five Ten.

 
 
 

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