Well this is cool! The Tierra Boulder Battle at Klättercentret in Stockholm, Sweden is like very few comps out there. It’s an invite-only comp where competitors are given four hours to set one problem each, and then two hours to work all the problems before the competition in which the climbers challenge each other on their own problems. This year is ladies only as well, with six world class athletes competing:
Alex Puccio, USA
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, UK
Matilda Söderlund, SWE
Mélissa Le Nevé, FRA
Therese Johansen, NOR
Anja Hodann, SWE
Last year Shauna Coxsey took first place for women with Guillaume Glairon-Mondet in first for men. Sandstones Media will be there to cover the event once again on Saturday April 13th so be sure to tune in live on Klättercentret and Tierra’s Webpage (this one can be translated for all you english speaking folk).
Here’s the competition video from last year’s battle!