Last weekend, in my home city Tarnow, we had Polish Championships in speed climbing. Event was held on twelve meter artificial wall, with one meter overhanging. Easy and very quick routes ensure the large audience quite a spectacle. Best man reached them in 5 seconds, woman in 8 seconds. Even light rain which interrupt several times a struggle of runners were not able to deter fans of the competition, who warmly cheered their favorites.
Tuesday was our last climbing day in Margalef. It's been cool observing the different seasons in this region. Further, it was interesting to observe the different climbers who passed through-some only for the day, others on a small trip, some locals, but only a select few returned again and again and again...
John Sherman, master of footwork, sent in this picture of the Pursuit. It's the first protection bolt on a fairly steep route with some grippy granite (and grippy Stealth® rubber!)
This weekend was the first Pan-American Continental Championships, which was held in Quito, Ecuador. Climbers from nine countries in South or North America came together to compete in bouldering, sport, and speed climbing.
This Spring we've been cleaning and putting up new climbs in Yosemite Valley. There is so much rock that the possibilities are almost endless. We've been lucky to find some good blocs to climb.
I unfortunately sprained my ankle right before the Battle in the Bubble and was unable to compete. But now, as I am healing and have been training a lot, I am getting extremely psyched for the World Cup in Vail in 2 weeks!!!