Boulder WC showdown at Eindhoven! Empfehlunggeschrieben von Udo Neumann
When defending champion Anna Stöhr failed to qualify for the finals, it was clear that Akiyo Noguchi would be the new queen of bouldering. Akiyo barely made it into the finals, but then, with the tail wind of here overall win, showed an incredible performance!
The main ingrdient for any climbing comp is the route setting and I can not praise the quality of the international route setting team around Reini Fichtinger highly enough! Each problem was different and in the end everybody agreed with the outcome. Well done!
Jonas Baumann, who won the Boulder WC in Vail unfortunately didn't have a good day and didn't pass qualification. His fifth place overall is still a great success.
Our goal was basically to cover EVERYTHING that is going on. Every problem had its own video camera and a D-SLR for better detail resolution and quality (since this documentation is for the “Lizenz zum Bouldern” book and therefore needs to be printed, we need that better quality!) The D-SLRs were programmed to shoot one pic every second. This job needed almost every piece of hardware we own (plus some we rented), just backing up all the files and getting a grasp on everything we recorded is a major issue. Stay tuned for more pics and for our video of the bouldering WC in Eindhoven 2009!