KO Boulder Contest & Duel Lead Speed Climbing at Rock Master 2021
Wow, that was Rock Master 2021. After a one-year break, we met with other friends from all over Europe (including Martin Stráník and Eliška Adamovská) in my favorite Arco, near Lago di Garda. Rock Master is a competition with the longest history in sport climbing. I dreamed about this competition since I was a little boy. It's just that kind of event that every climber wants to be a part of.
This year's combination of KO boulder and lead duel gave rise to so many great emotions. I think that route setters managed to set interesting boulder problems and a challenging lead route. Anyway, the climbers and spectators had a lot of fun until late in the evening.
In the KO boulder, I won thanks to topping 2 boulder problems, 1 and 4! In the lead duel, after a very close defeat in the semifinal with Michael Piccolruaz (ITA), I ended 3rd. The lead duel was eventually won by Stefano Ghisolfi. After adding up the results from KO boulder and lead duel, I took the 6th trophy from Rock Master home. It's a great honor for me.
Among the women, it ended up in a tie between Vita Lukan and Jessica Pilz. Congratulations.
Take a look at the new movie from the venue.
The overall results
1. Adam Ondra (CZE)
1. Vita Lukan (SLO) and Jessica Pilz (AUT)
KO Boulder Contest - Men 1. Adam Ondra (CZE); 2. Martin Stráník (CZE); 3. Filip Schenk (ITA)
KO Boulder Contest - Women 1. Laura Rogora ITA; 2. Vita Lukan SLO; 3. Jessica Pilz AUT
Lead Duel - Men 1. Stefano Ghisolfi (ITA); 2. Michael Piccolruaz (ITA); 3. Adam Ondra (CZE)
Lead Duel - Women 1. Mia Krampl (SLO); 2. Jessica Pilz (AUT); Vita Lukan (SLO)
What a day!