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2016 Rab CWIF - The Results!

If your Facebook feed looks anything like ours, then this weekend will have been full of CWIF related bouldering antics. One of the UK's biggest bouldering competitions has just happened and as usual a strong field of international crushers landed in Sheffield to flex their biceps against the strongest Brits.

 

Which one is bigger? Having a great time in Sheffield at the CWIF! Thanks Sam Whittaker and Lucinda Whittaker for welcoming us!

Posted by Café Kraft on Saturday, 12 March 2016

With a collection of brilliantly set boulders to test some of the best climbers in the world, the level was exceptionally high, and the competition went down to the final problems, with some excellent performances in both the Semi Finals and the Finals.

It was great to see dark horse Tyler Landman land third place on the podium and other really strong performances from British men. Rustam Gelmanov, who finished second, climbed really well and looked good for the top spot after pulling out a jaw droppingly dynamic ascent on the last problem in extra time. 1st place in the men's competition went to Canadian crusher Sean McColl though. Sean managed the only top on problem three, powered by what appeared to be sheer determination, again in extra time, and then completed the last problem in spectacular style.

 

Men's Finals, 119 kb
Men's Finals
© Climbing Works/Band of Birds
Women's Finals, 121 kb
Women's Finals
© Climbing Works/Band of Birds

 

The women's competition was no less nail-biting and a huge congratulations go out to Shauna Coxsey who dominated the competition to take 1st place. It was fantastic to see Leah Crane on brilliant form taking 3rd place too.

 

Finally back on the #cwif podium! 3️⃣And happy to share it with these two ladies 󾆫🏼󾆫🏼󾆫🏼 #fivetenpodiumI REALLY enjoyed...

Posted by Leah Crane on Sunday, 13 March 2016

 

Shauna Coxey taking the Women's title for the 5th year in a row, 103 kb
Shauna Coxey taking the Women's title for the 5th year in a row
© Neil Shearer @ Band of Birds

Sean McColl putting in a powerful display to take the Men's title, 85 kb
Sean McColl putting in a powerful display to take the Men's title
© Neil Shearer @ Band of Birds

The faces on the crowd say it all: Rustam Gelmanov achieving the impossible, 98 kb
The faces on the crowd say it all: Rustam Gelmanov achieving the impossible
© Neil Shearer @ Band of Birds

 

Jimmy Webb, 21 kb
Jimmy Webb
© Band of Birds
Jan Hojer, 22 kb
Jan Hojer
© Band of Birds
Sean McColl, 50 kb
Sean McColl
© Band of Birds
Tyler Landman, 18 kb
Tyler Landman
© Band of Birds
Jorg Verhoeven, 55 kb
Jorg Verhoeven
© Band of Birds
Rustam Gelmanov, 61 kb
Rustam Gelmanov
© Band of Birds

 

 

Andrea Kumin, 49 kb
Andrea Kumin
© Band of Birds
Shauna Coxey, 47 kb
Shauna Coxey
© Band of Birds
Melissa La Neve, 65 kb
Melissa La Neve
© Band of Birds
Michaela Tracy, 153 kb
Michaela Tracy
© Band of Birds
Leah Crane, 57 kb
Leah Crane
© Band of Birds
Petra Klingler, 55 kb
Petra Klingler
© Band of Birds

 

The competition was hailed as well organised and great fun, no mean feat for a comp of this size. The live stream was brilliantly done, and watched by a good few climbers, but if you missed it - here are the videos!

 


Rab CWIF 2016, 13 kb

The CWIF is sponsored by: Berghaus, BleauStone, BMC, DMM, Lapis, Rab, Scarpa and UKClimbing.com, X-Cult, Axis and Blocz



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