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Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp

 
Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp
Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp
Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp
Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp
Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp
Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp
Isabelle Faus tells us about the Roc Comp
 
May 01, 2010 -  Isabelle Faus    
 

The Roc comp was a blast. I had an amazing time. The red-point style qualifying round was the only down part for me. That is totally a personal thing though, the way they organized it worked really well and it every one seemed to be having fun, but I would have just rather done a on-sight style comp instead.

 

The semis were really fun, it was on-sight style and world cup scoring (only tops count). In this round I had some trouble getting my head in the game. When I looked at the first route I was really confused, all of the holds looked like foot jibs, I thought I was not seeing a bunch of holds. After a couple awkward attempts I figured it out and sent on my 3 go. The 2nd and 3rd routes didn't go so well, on both routes I messed up the foot beta by not using crucial heel hooks. At this point I was pissed at my self for not climbing very well, and I knew that if I didn't top the last problem I wouldn't make finals. So I told my self to forget about sucking on the first few problems and to just burl up and finish this one, and I did. I ended up 6th coming out of semis just barely making it into finals.

I was so psyched to just be in finals that I didn't even care how I did. I was so psyched to climb, and I had an amazing time competing. The problems were set really well, the second one was by far my favorite. It had a jump start to powerful core intensive moves. Overall the problems were really hard, probably the hardest comp problems I've ever been on. I didn't climb that amazingly, but I ended up in 5th under Alex Puccio, Alex Johnson, Lisa Rands, and Francesca Metcalf.

For full results and more pics/videos check out boulderingcomps.com

Image captions. Image #1- Lisa Rands on Finals problem #2. Image #2- Kasia Pietras on Finals #2. Image #3- Kasia Pietras on Finals #1. Image #4- Me on semis #1. Image #5-Jimmy Webb during the Semis. Image #6 - Michaela Kiersch on Semis #4. Image #7- Me on Finals #2

 

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