The unusually grey and rainy day here in Boulder did nothing to curb the action indoors. It did, however, make sitting outside in a tent suck.
Here are the results.
The comp was done flash-style, where competitors are allowed to watch fellow climbers, and remain on the floor for the duration. Tomorrow's semi and final rounds will be done with climbers in isolation.
My first peek inside was just in time to see Austria's Kathi Posch dominate the first women's route. Taking an extended rest on on overhung crimper, she made the climb look effortless. Minutes later Angela Eiter popped off the same climb, only a few moves from the top.
The men's routes seemed to be much more difficult. Out of the 34 male athletes, only one flashed both routes. Sachi Amma of Japan flashed both problems, while Jakob Schubert, currently ranked number 1, fell near the top of the second men's route.
The comp also saw the first (maybe ever?) father-son pair of competators. Matty Hong climbed against his father, Steve Hong. Matty ranked 11th at the end of the day, while his father didn't make the cut.