This weekend the 23rd Arco Rock Master competition in Lake Garda, Trentino, Italy will feature some of the world’s best climbers competing in lead, duel, bouldering and speed climbing invite only competitions.
Competing in the “Sint Roc Boulder Contest” as the sole representative for the United States will be Wisconsin’s very own Alex Johnson. Scheduled for 2:00 pm local time this Sunday (7:00 am CST), the women’s bouldering contest features a select group of the world’s strongest female boulderers. Based on the way Johnson floated up the hardest boulder problems at my local gym the other night she looks to be in good form…at least on V7s.
As a bonus, it looks like some sort of live coverage of the event will be done beginning tomorrow at this link. It remains to be seen if this means live video or just live results. Check in tomorrow to find out.
The other events looks like they will be pretty cool to watch as well with the likes of Adam Ondra and Patxi Usobiaga competing in the lead competition. Here are the athlete lists for all the events:
Arco Weekend Program:
FRIDAY 4 September 2009
- 18.00 Casinò Municipale – exhibition by painter Gabriella Piardi
- 21.00 – Casinò Municipale di Arco – Award’s ceremony Arco Rock Legends.
- Host Kay Rush will present the athletes nominated for the Arco Rock Legends Award and announce the winners of the Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award.
- During the celebration there will also be time for the official presentation of the logo and film introducing the ISFC World Climbing Championship, scheduled to take place in Arco in July 2011.
SATURDAY 5 September 2009
- 15.30 – Climbing Stadium – Rock Master “On sight” first round – women and men
- 21.00 – Climbing Stadium – Sint Roc Boulder Contest – men
- 22.30 – Climbing Stadium – Parallel of Speed – women and men
SUNDAY 6 September 2009
- 09.30 – Climbing Stadium – Rock Master “after work” second round – women and men
- 14.00 – Climbing Stadium – Sint Roc Boulder Contest – women
- 15.30 – Climbing Stadium – Duel – Ennio Lattisi Trophy
- 16.30 – Climbing Stadium – Award’s Ceremony
- 18.00 – Caffè Conti d’Arco – Bar Pio Rock Master Party – celebration with the champions
Update: Johnson took 4th place.