/ NEWS - Rab CWIF: Day 1 Qualifying Round-up

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UKC News - on 18 Mar 2017
Team WAD , 4 kbDay 1 of The Rab CWIF is over and the results are in. Who topped the qualifying groups and - more importantly - who had the best fancy dress costume? Read more
stp - on 19 Mar 2017
In reply to UKC News:

It'll be interesting to see how the change to the comp wall affects the order today. I thought Jan Hojer did pretty well considering so much of the qualifiers was techy vert climbing that's not really his strong point. The comp wall might suit him better, though there's usually a slab on there too. Brilliant effort by Aidan Roberts coming second in such a strong field - the strongest field the Works has ever had they said.

The women's field looks very competitive too. Be interesting to see what happens there.
Greasy Prusiks on 19 Mar 2017
In reply to UKC News:

That crack problem looked great. I wish more walls set cracks.
stp - on 19 Mar 2017
In reply to Greasy Prusiks:

Yeah they always seem to set a jamming problem or two - as if to say welcome to Britain. All the first round problems were graded from A (the easiest) to Z. The jamming crack got an appropriate rating of simply A - Z. Alex Megos did it footless with some jamming gloves on after the comp.
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Valkyrie1968 - on 19 Mar 2017
In reply to stp:
> Yeah they always seem to set a jamming problem or two - as if to say welcome to Britain.

Yeah, because no one outside of the UK knows how to jam, right? Hahaha, stupid continentals, all they do is sport climb and jump around in lycra. Now where are my hexes?
Edit: And don't even get me started on those North Americans - those punters wouldn't know crack climbing if it squa(mi)shed them.
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Greasy Prusiks on 19 Mar 2017
In reply to stp:
If we wanted an intro to British climbing I think we should have gone for a techy slab with a hosepipe at the top. ;)

Really impressive that megos campused it.
Post edited at 17:50
stp - on 20 Mar 2017
In reply to Valkyrie1968:

Can you think of any World Cups where they had a jamming problem?


> don't even get me started on those North Americans

There was only one American out of 450 entrants so not sure what point you're trying to make.
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