Saturday 28 January 2012 Ignace participated at the Open Youth climbing championship in climbing gym L’Escale Arlon Belgium. Manolo stayed at home. Ignace topped his first qualification route .His second route he felt surprisingly very low and was last place in this route. He was afraid for his place in the finals but luckily could participate. There were only three places in the finals in his category. Ignace climbed first, climb the best he could, cheered the crowd while climbing and topped the route! Sebastien Berthe also topped and because he climbed better in the qualifications he won the competition and Ignace was second.
No surprises in female A en B category: Anak Verhoeven and Celine Cuypers won the competition and Belgian Climbing Cup in their category. Jasper Van Malderen (boys D) was second in Arlon and won the cup.
Klimax won the team competition in Arlon with just one point difference with L’escale and also won the Belgian Climbing Cup for teams.