Studio Bloc Masters 2018

Next preparation comp in line was the Studio Bloc Masters in Pfungstadt. The format here was a little different from the CWIF: There are 80 boulders in four difficulties, and the 20 hardest climbs count. You have 6 hours of time and the number of attempts is not limited. However, a flash grants 10% extra points. The 20 CLimbers with most points advance to Semifinals in a Worlcup format and the 6 Best from Semis advance to finals in Worldcup format too. For me, this kind of format is more a n...
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The Climbing Works International Fesitval

Picture by Eddie Fowke from The Circuit Climbing The CWIF was the first preparation competition on a Worldcup level for me. I have never been to the CWIF, but have heard tons of good things about it, and so I was really excited being there. It was great being traveling and being there with almost the entire German Bouldering Team. So the format is the following: You have 3 hours to climb 30 Boulders; every boulder counts and you only have 3 attempts per boulder. Flashing a boulder grants...
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E4 Legends

Just a couple of days ago, I was taking part in the E4 Legends, a show competition where world-class routsetters set some awesome boulders with new hold collections from brands like Squadra or Cheeta. All I can say is that this was one of the best Competitions ever :D The boulders were perfect, the atmosphere was awesome and we all had a lot of fun there. I'm already looking forward to next year. Here's a video of the only Top on M4 ;)
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Adidas Rockstars

  It was a new challenge, preparing for three disciplines simultaneously, especially when not having trained two of them for a long time. Even more, I also got sick the week after the Munich World cup and thus could not train :/ So after that, I barely did any bouldering sessions and almost exclusively trained lead and speed for the upcoming World Cup in Edinburgh, which in fact is my first Lead or Speed World Cup EVER! I did not really mind about my lack of boulder preparation...
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Bouldering World Cup in Munich

My last international competition was the Youth World Championship in China which had been over 9 months ago. After that, I was struggeling with illness and injuries for over half a year before I could finally start training again. Such a long time without comps really got me psyched for the World Cup. Nevertheless, standing up at 4:30 AM to be in time for isolation was really hard, and I definitely did not get enough sleep... Even worse, I was one of the last competitors, so I had to spe...
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German Bouldering Championship in Berlin

The Preparation After I got injured at the Big Fat Boulder Session, I had to rest for another month to recover my strained my tendons. But of course I didn't just sit around and do nothing, but used the time wisely to with a lot of endurance training and stretching. I had only one month to train for the national bouldering championship. As the season highlight for me is the World Cup / European Championship in Munich in August, I set up my training plan for this goal and decided to only compe...
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Big Fat Boulder Session

  I recently decided to take part in some fun competitions to get back into comp mode. So there was this 'Big Fat Boulder Session' in my home gym at Boulderwelt. We had an open Qualification with about 40 boulders from which the best 10 boulders counted. For me this went pretty good for about two hours until I did a dyno and hurt my finger once again :/ I immediately knew it was the same injury that I already had a year ago: a strained tendon. So I stopped climbing to prevent furt...
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Studio Bloc Masters – A new season is starting

Video by Udo Neumann My last comp was the Adidas Rockstars in September, so I didnt't compete nor really train for about 5 months :O Not beieing able to compete on such a high level for so long, I was really excited for the Studio Bloc Masters in Pfungstadt. It's really cool that anyone can participate to meet and climb with some of the Worlds best climbers. This gives the event a more relaxed athmosphere, without the common World Cup pressure to make a good preformance. For me it was ...
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World Youth Championship in Guangzhou – China

The whole series of Bouldering World Cups, European Youth Cups and other Competitions was really exhausting for me. So it was finally time for the last comp of the season, and one of the most important ones too: My last World Youth Championship in Guangzhou, China. As climbing just got into the Olympics and I wanted to test myself in a similar overall rating, I spontaneously decided to compete in all three disciplines. LEAD Well I didn’t really train lead climbing or endurance and my last ...
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Adidas Rockstars – Highlight of the Year

Well after the World Championships in Paris, I wanted to get some more training before Adidas Rockstars, but I just go sick again and ended up laying in my bed all day long recovering. Damn being sick sucks ! I really have to find out why I got sick so often this year -.- While my healthiness didn’t really get better, I still could not resist driving to Stuttgart. Qualifications went really good but it was so exhausting and I barely made it threw. I flashed the first Boulder which had a r...
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