/ NEWS: Vail World Cup Round Up

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UKC News - on 13 Jun 2013
Ned on problem 1, men's qualifiers, 3 kbJust five days after the World Cup in Hamilton and the athletes were back into the thick of the action; this time in the clean, luxurious mountain town of Vail, Colorado...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68123
nufkin - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Nice round-up, thanks (though goes a little heavy on the 'athletes' for my taste!)

Out of interest, why are boulderers awarded what appears to be a golden axe?
Graeme Alderson on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to nufkin: Axes were from one of the sponsors
lewiz - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

The female presenter was very welcome. She provides a different angle on things.
owensum - on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Also lets not forget about the awesome paraclimbing comp that happened simultaneously

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_23425323?source=share_fb
Graeme Alderson on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to owensum: To be precise the Paraclimbing was the day after the WC. Lots of photos here http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101866583807931.1073741832.5034003&type=1

Some of the Paraclimbers had been out on the rock before Vail, pics here http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101850342086471.1073741830.5034003&type=1 including an ascent of Pinch Overhang the classic John Gill problem with a gnarly mantle top out, very impressive by amputee climber Ronnie Dickson

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