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Sky Masters 2009 Report

© Rus Vakrilov
The Skymasters competition was held at the OS Outdoors Show on the last weekend in March.

Competitors climbed head to head on twin routes, negotiating moving obstacles and racing each other to the finish.

The men's final route was around F7c+ in standard and the women's route was around F7a+.

The routes featured 14 metres of horizontal climbing, plus spinning features and a large crowd, with a main prize of £1000 - making for a high pressure situation for the competitors.

EDIT: planetFear report

See the planetFear report at Appeal Over First Place At The Skymasters 2009, plus a great video of the finals at Skymasters Climbing Champs 2009

The results were:

Position Women Men
     
1st Shauna Coxsey James Garden
2nd Leah Crane Adrian Berry
3rd Natalie Berry Mark Watson
4th Hazel Findlay Rob Lamey
5th Beth Monks Jordan Buys
6th Kitty Wallace Dave Barrans
7th Audrey Seguy Mark Croxall
8th Becki Hall Drew Haigh

Watch a video of Drew Haigh in this year's competition:

Event sponsors were:

  • Berghaus (main)
  • DMM (equipment)
  • X1 Sports Insurance (event management)
  • Walltopia (wall manufacturer)
  • Climb (media)

Prizes:

  • 1st- £1000 + £500 Berghaus vouchers
  • 2nd- £500
  • 3rd- £250
  • 4th- £100

Thanks go to Rus Vakrilov for the photograph


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6 Apr, 2009
T'was a great competition to watch. Inspiring climbing and good fun! Well done all.
1 May, 2009
There seems to be a promise of 'watch the competition' but the link seems to be missing (unless i'm off here). I'd be happy as a clam if someone could please direct me to the link - that is unless i'm a clam at a clam bar about to have some lemon juice squirted all over me and shucked down in seconds... in which case, i'd be a rather unhappy clam.. Also, seems like it would be cool for someone to offer this up as a webcast, so that those of us unable to attend could keep tabs on the comp... something to think about.. Link Please!
1 May, 2009
Sorry guys.... the men's final route was nowhere near 7c+. 7b+ at the very most. Drew
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