2 days after Puurs, I had my first competition of the year: Lead 2.
I had to skip the first lead and boulder competition due to work.
But now I have more time and I can test my climbing level with this lead competition.
The climbing gym looks quite Amsterdamned.
Anyway, inside that box was a nice ambiance. I was quite on time and it seems like everyone had to wake up first.
I took my time to start my climbing day. I ate some breakfast first, although this pie seems so sweet.
To be honest, I was still pumped from Puurs…it sucks. During my warm up I didn’t feel pumpy yet however during the qualifiers I had to climb controlled and shouldn’t give up too fast. I should just focus on the routes and my goal was to end up in the finals.
Fortunately the qualifications went well. Even though I felt pumpy before I started, I managed to send one of the 2 routes. The other route was simply impossible for me at that moment to send away.
Eventually the judges presented us a provionary score as usual. However, they didn’t seem to pay attention. 4 climbers didn’t get the score that they suppose to have, including me! I didn’t agree with this score and we teamed up like The Avengers and wrote a letter.
The judges took our note very seriously and had to confirm it by video. Later they admit that we’re right about our scores. Hell yeah! It was time to take a peek at the final route. Everyone has it’s own way to prepare.
Soon it was my turn to climb the finals. During the finals I figured I should climb somewhat faster.
It worked out pretty well! Even though I was already pumped before I got started, I managed to end up 5th.
It felt like as if was dying in a route but I kept on fighting.
I must say that this route was perfect for a finals. Perhaps I could have climbed better during this route, but with that little training I shouldn’t complain too much. I’m content with my score!
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