The qualifiers for the 2009 Mammut Bouldering Championships at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market are in the books and all the favorites have made finals…well, except for THE favorite. For the second straight major competition (the other being the recent World Cup in Chamonix), Chris Sharma, 2 time defending champion of this event, was a no show. Other than that, no real surprises to speak of in the list of 12 finalists from each category save perhaps the 19th place finish of Carlo Traversi. I’d like to give special props to everyone from the Midwest who competed, especially Greg Padovani who placed a solid 22nd.
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ClimbingNarc.com Live Blog
As you may have seen elsewhere, I will be doing a live blog of Finals starting tonight around 8:30 EST. No, I’m not actually in SLC. I’ll be watching the live feed along with the rest of you. I’ll be doing my usual thing on the live blog, namely keeping a rundown of what’s happening and adding interesting tidbits when I can. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think!