Seo, Pilz and Schubert*2 Arco Rock Master champions


29 July 2022

The 35th edition of the Arco Rock Master started of with the Boulder KO, where the last climbers are eliminated after each round. On the last boulder, Chaehyun Seo flashed her fourth straight boulder winning ahead of Laura Rogora, who did it on her second try, and Jessica Pilz. In the men's category, Jakob Schubert was the only one who flashed the the last boulder winning ahead of Filip Schenk, who did it on his second attempt. Stefano Ghisolfi was third.

Seo: ”Rock Master was my dream and I had a lot of fun. I’m so proud of flashing all the problems; let’s see what’s happening tonight!”
She referred to the Duel, where the athletes Speed climb a very steep route, around 7b+ for the girls and 7c+ for the boys. Seo won the bronze race against Camilla Moroni and then Jessica Pilz won a tight race against Vita Lukan. (Strangely, in the picture you can actually see that Vita touched the pad ahead of Jessica. Also the commentator thought Vita won commenting, ”I am not sure what happened to the timing pad?)

Then Jakob Schubert secured his second victory by doing the fastest time of the night beating Michael Piccolruaz by a big margin. In the bronze race, Filip Schenk won ahead of Martin Stranik.

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