dinsdag 27 september 2011
The weather was great for the time of the year.No rain ,sunshine and temperature above 20°C.Ignace and Manolo were motivated to climb in the centre of Antwerp “ Groenplaats” Belgium. .Ignace and Carl went by bike to this competition on Saterday 24 September 2011. A lot of people and tourist stopped and watched them climbing on coloured blocks with the cathedral of Antwerp in the background.
Ignace did not expect a lot but was ready to climb hard. Before he jumped on his bike he did 20 minutes fingerboard training to warm up. He climbed 28 of the 30 boulders during qualification and was in the finals of the men adults. Also Cedric Binst ,Wanne Libot and Jurgen Lis of the Klimax team were in the finals. In the finals he topped one boulder in a second try and could not believe he was on the podium with a second place ! Jurgen Lis won by topping one boulder in first try and was also overall winner.Marius Oniga also topped one boulder in 2 try’s but needed one try more to get the 4 bonus holds and was third.
Manolo watched Ignace in the finals and the next day it was the competition for the Youth younger than 16 years. Manolo climbed 29 of the 30 boulders .Liam Thijs also climbed these 29 so they had to share first place. William Frimout climbed 26 Boulders and was third. Also three girls had to share first place Chloé Caulier,Celine Cuypers and Dawn Claeijs.
Results on www.climb2climb.be
donderdag 22 september 2011
One week after the first Youth Boulder competition in Merano Italy a small delegation of Belgian climbers went to the second Youth Boulder competition in München Germany. The weekend of 17-18 September 2011 also started the “octoberfesten” in Munich and that is why the room rates were very high in München. The Belgian climbers Federation KBF and CAB decided not to go because of this. Ignace, Manolo and Carl were very lucky that they could borrow the camper from family Timmermans. We had our first experience in a mobile home and we really enjoyed it. Thank you Family Timmermans! Cedric Binst got sick the day before we left and missed this competition.
Saturday 17 September 2011 was the qualifications. 12 boulders for each category were made under the supervision of the French legendary climber Jacky Godoffe of France. He made some creative boulders that were hard to figure out : one boulder you had to run up the wall to jump to a module, one you had to run to a module on the opposite wall turn around and jump to two small holds an a module …… Very creative and special boulders that were fun to climb.
Chloé Caulier (Female B) started first and climbed 7 tops. Two of the boulders she climbed without using the edges of the wall while other female climbers used them. Later on in the Male B category these edges were not anymore allowed. She only needed one top more to make it to the finals. She finished on a 9th place, an excellent result! Manolo (Male B) climbed to the top of 4 boulders and ended on a 22th place .Ignace climbed one boulder in Merano and now was able to top 3 boulders, so a good improvement for him. Ignace (Male A) ended on 21th place. Sebastien Berthe (Male Juniors) climbed 3 boulders and finished on 17th place. Jonathan Berthe (Male A) climbed to the top of 2 boulders and finished 25th. Also the Dutch Team: Daan Groskamp (Male B 10th), Tom Hendricks (Male A 25th), Teun Keusters (Male A 14th) and Tim Reuser (13th) climbed hard but did not make it to the finals.
We had no Belgian/Dutch climbers in the Finale so we drove back home to go to work and school on time on Monday.
maandag 12 september 2011
A small delegation of Young Belgian climbers: Manolo and Ignace Debreyne, Cedric Binst and Chloé Caulier decided to go to the first European Boulder competition in Merano Italy. There was no support except inscription from the Belgian Federations KBF and CAB so their parents supported these motivated climbers.
All had to travel 11-13 hours by car to go to this event. Manolo and Ignace camped on the camping site Merano in the middle of the town. This camping has a small campground for tents and excellent sanitary. From this campground it was only 10 minutes walking to the Outdoor Competition Climbing wall. This Wall was mounted at the entrance of the Thermae of Merano with a beautiful view on the surroundings mountains The Thermae of Merano is a health resort with indoor and outdoor baths ,sauna, .. Very impressive, large, modern architecture really worth a visit.
Saturday 10 September 2011 was the qualification for the finals on Sunday. 12 boulder routes to climb flash in 1 ½ hours with maximum 5 attempts. Every category climbed separately and if there were more than 30 climbers in one category then the climbing time was extended. The 6 best climbers could climb on Sunday in the finals where you had 4 on sight boulders to climb in 4+ minutes per boulder . Chloé (Female Youth B) climbed first and was able to top 8 boulders and ended on an 11 place. It was Manolo’s (Youth Male B) first International competition and he was able to top 4 boulders. Cedric and Ignace (Youth A Male ) climbed in the afternoon when temperatures climbed up to more than 30°C. Most of the boulders were too hard for them in these temperatures. Cedric topped 2 and Ignace 1 boulder route. All Belgian climbers had problems doing Dyno’s .Only Cedric managed to climb one dyno .
Our Dutch climbing friends Daan Groskamp, Teun Ceusters, Tim Reuser and Tom Hendriks climbed also hard but also for them there was no place in the finals. Afterwards Ignace, Manolo and Carl enjoyed going to the baths of the Thermae of Merano. There was no Belgian climber in the finals so we decided to drive home on Sunday so all could go to work or school on Monday.
The Dutch team went bouldering in the Zillertal in Austria to prepare themselves for the next European Boulder contest on 17-18 September in Münich Germany. It was a very good organized competition in a lovely scenery .The boulders were very nice moves with challenges like dyno ’s , small holds ,balancing moves, power throws,…
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