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2016 Rab CWIF - The Results!

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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  © Climbing Works/Band of Birds
Men's Finals
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Women's Finals  © Climbing Works/Band of Birds
Women's Finals
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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  © Neil Shearer @ Band of Birds
Shauna Coxey taking the Women's title for the 5th year in a row
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Sean McColl putting in a powerful display to take the Men's title  © Neil Shearer @ Band of Birds
Sean McColl putting in a powerful display to take the Men's title
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The faces on the crowd say it all: Rustam Gelmanov achieving the impossible  © Neil Shearer @ Band of Birds
The faces on the crowd say it all: Rustam Gelmanov achieving the impossible
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Jimmy Webb  © Band of Birds
Jimmy Webb
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Jan Hojer  © Band of Birds
Jan Hojer
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Sean McColl  © Band of Birds
Sean McColl
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Tyler Landman  © Band of Birds
Tyler Landman
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Jorg Verhoeven  © Band of Birds
Jorg Verhoeven
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Rustam Gelmanov  © Band of Birds
Rustam Gelmanov
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Andrea Kumin  ©  Band of Birds
Andrea Kumin
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Shauna Coxey  ©  Band of Birds
Shauna Coxey
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Melissa La Neve  ©  Band of Birds
Melissa La Neve
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Michaela Tracy  ©  Band of Birds
Michaela Tracy
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Leah Crane  ©  Band of Birds
Leah Crane
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Petra Klingler  ©  Band of Birds
Petra Klingler
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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

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


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14 Mar, 2016
Absolutely top event. Very well down to the Climbing Works for putting this great event on. Some more photos of the comp here: http://bit.ly/1ppBWb5
Hi couldn't agree more. Despite only living around the corner from The Works, I sprained my ankle the day before the event so opted to watch the livestream instead of getting involved with the hustle and bustle of the comp itself. Having grown up enjoying watching sport, but having not done so in recent times (I've just gone climbing...), I thought that the level of quality throughout - both in terms of the camera work, the presentation, and the commentators - was exceptionally high. It was strange actually, kind of watching the olympics on television...only it was climbing...or maybe I've opened a can of worms there! Anyhow, all in all I think the coverage was a real point in the right direction for where things should be heading. Seeing this sort of thing at the British Bouldering Championships would be the next obvious step.
15 Mar, 2016
Great little video loop of Rustam's fantastic triple dyno on problem 4 but the context was what made this such an amazing moment. Rustam had just narrowly failed on problem 3 which Sean McColl completed so he had to complete this problem to stay in the running. He tried this multi point dyno several times. Percy, who was the live commentator, said something like if he pulls this off that move will become known as a Gelmanov, indicating it was unlikely he would do it. With just seconds left on the clock for his last attempt of the whole competition Rustam raised his arms to the crowd to ask for support, unusual for him as he's definitely one of the quieter and more reserved competitors. So when he stuck it at this point the crowd erupted, and again when he topped a few seconds later.
15 Mar, 2016
Do you know what time this was in the vid?
15 Mar, 2016
It's at 2.47, just after Jimmy Webb's attempts.
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