I have been posting a lot about boulder movies lately. Now it’s time to turn the table and talk some cool stuff about lead climbing.

When I was competing in lead competitions, I always wanted to climb a lot during a competition! Not just 1 or 2 qualifications and if you’d suck, you’d to accept it and you can go home. And the worst part, most likely you didn’t even enjoy that day.

24h Le Mur Oloron was the 8th edition and held on October 5th – 6th in France. The rules were simple, achieve as many points in 24 hours. How? There are routes varying between 5c – 8c, the harder the route, the more points you can collect. However, only the 5 best routes you climbed, are counting for your score. And on the next day are the finals. Sounds awesome right? Why don’t we have such a competition in The Netherlands? It makes me wonder. Perhaps I should suggest this kind of format next year.

Below is a compilation video with such a format implemented in the competition and you can see how it went down in Oloron Ste-Marie!

Video: 24h du Mur d’Oloron

Sean McColl killed the competition with such a score! Respect.

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