Rab CWIF 2019: Finals Report

The Rab CWIF took place over the weekend and the festival featured the usual mix of big discounts from sponsors, fancy dress, a new haircut from Gareth Parry and some hard climbing thrown in for good measure. British climber Nathan Phillips and France's Melissa Le Nevé took the top spots after a fiercely contested final.

2019 CWIF Champion Nathan Phillips © The Climbing Works
2019 CWIF Champion Nathan Phillips
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The men's final featured some desperate problems and 24 year-old Phillips secured his title before the final problem by securing the 'zone' holds faster than Canada's Sean McColl.

2019 CWIF Champion Melissa Le Nevé © The Climbing Works
2019 CWIF Champion Melissa Le Nevé
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The women's competition came down to the final problem and Chloe Caulier provided an exciting finale by nearly pinching the top spot, although Melissa Le Nevé managed to hold on for her second CWIF win. She told commentators: 'CWIF is an amazing experience as always, I love coming here, I love the style, the people, the British humour and the city is very nice.'

CWIF 2019 Men's Result © The Climbing Works
CWIF 2019 Men's Result
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CWIF 2019 Women's Result © The Climbing Works
CWIF 2019 Women's Result
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A full replay of the final can be viewed here:


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4 Mar

Well done Nathan Phillips, great performance!