20 November 2012

World Cup Kranj

The competition season is officially over. I ended mine in April with the only competition I went to. But for everyone else, it was only the beginning  The last time I competed in Lead was in Kranj 2007, so I kind of forgotten how it is to climb those routes.

This year I got an opportunity to try them. I didn't compete but  the route setters asked me if I was willing to demonstrate the qualification round. The day before everything started I tried the routes. I knew it's going to be hard for me. I don't do any indoor training lately and the sport climbing I do here and there it's just not enough to have any endurance needed for those routes. Even if it's only the qualifiers. It was pretty hard and I got super pumped. If I wanted to compete again one day I would really have to train seriously for it.

The next day it was interesting to watch how the girls climbed the routes I demonstrated. The top girls were shaking off on the last holds which were really small. I knew before that there are no jugs but it's different if you try something and you fight and then someone goes and just cruises it. It was interesting to have a little pick view from behind the scenes and how the route setting and the whole organization works.

Mina in the finals. (photo: sliovenia climbing team)

The finals were great to watch. I'm always nervous when my team mates climb especially when it's my sister. The route setting was interesting and super hard for men and women and the home crowd went crazy when Maja and Mina were climbing. Congrats to all the winners!

Mina, Momoka and Maja on the podium (photo: slovenia climbing team)

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