Since last WC in Briancon it has already pass few weeks, but for me it seems just like a little longer and good week. I have spend this time mostly with team, climbing home or somewhere abroad … So, i admit, i was very excited to go to Imst! Also wall here is quite unique, very high and overhanging and it just imagine an extra challenge to me. I wanted to get on the top of this wall and enjoy nice view as many times as possible :)
This time climbing schedule was different than usually, with mostly all happening on friday and finals on saturday. On friday we started already in morning with two qualification routes and ½ final in evening. In first route i have started as second. Not so used on early starting i have started climbing little unsure, but felt more relaxed and easy going from move to move and top the first route. Also second line was pleasure to climb and clip the top …
Just after few hours we started with ½ final. Route looked really nice, quite logical and long … and i admit, looong was also time in isolation zone. But after 25 climbers it was time to go. This time, very similar like in ½ final in Chamonix i found out route quite easy and 'walked' to the top again! Satisfied with good climbing i went home to rest and prepare for next day's FINALS!
In finals first started boys, so i couldn't watch them climbing :( , but still congratulation to Jorg Verghoeven for win! … After them it was time for women’s final! I have warmed up and waited for my turn ... This time i didn't feel so comfortable on wall like day before, did couple of little mistake trough the route and sure, get more and more tired on the way up. I didn't reach the top, but i am still quite satisfied, that i have tried my best. Congratulations to Momoka Oda for her first win and sure, great performance!
Now, there will be 2 weeks break till next event – boulder WC in Munich! See you there! ;)