In all the previous editions of Triglav The Rock qualifications took place in Plus Climbing Koper gym. Not this time around though. This time it was organized in the new climbing gym in Ljubljana – BoulderScena.
The qualification round consists of 10 problems. 5 problems are strictly limited for only one gender, other 5 problems are shared among both. Climbers have 3.5 hours to climb the problems. Scoring is based on the amount of tops each boulder gets, meaning it is worth less points if it gets more top and the other way around.
For me the qualifying round went by pretty quickly as the boulders weren’t that hard. Therefore I managed to top them all in roughly an hour. Next day I was starting on 15th position.
This round that was a bit stressful for me as I wanted to climb in the final, because this competition has a really good climbing atmosphere.
Semi-final round is based on the ifsc world cup with an exception of only 4 minutes of climbing time, instead of 5. Otherwise it is completely the same.
It was fairly hot before I was about to go climb so I climbed as little as possible and just focused on other exercises to save some skin. The round was really well set and it covered wide variety of skills. I managed to top 3 problems in 4 tries, which put me in the 4th place before the final.
Now it was all about enjoying the atmosphere and the problems. It was tense till the very end as the last problem decided podium positions. I managed to top 3 out of 4 problems which was enough for 3rd place in the end. Everyone who was on the podium topped only 3 problems so it came down to tries and zones.
Final problems were just amazing to climb and hopefully to watch aswell. It was really nice to be able to climb in the finals again and improve my result from last year.
Now it’s time for one month of hard training. Really looking forward to improve my endurance and speed climbing. Now I’ll hit the gym and see you in Villars!