07 May World and European Boulder Cup in Brixen (IT)
AVS Alpenverein Südtirol proudly announces the 5th stage of the World Boulder Cup in Brixen from 10 to 12 June, anticipated by European Boulder Cup on May 7-8.
Boulder Climbing World Cup is finally coming to South Tyrol (ITA). It’s a dream came true: the O.C. AVS Alpenverein Südtirol’s hearts are filled with joy. From 10th to 12th June, the 5th stage of the international circuit IFSC Wold Cup 2022 takes place at the climbing stadium “Vertikale” in Brixen. This stage was initially set in Moscow (RUS), though, due to the war, the international federation of climbing (IFSC), together with the Italian federation (FASI) decided to move it to the well-known arena in South Tyrol. Vertikale is indeed one of the most advanced centres in Europe, with different climbing areas ready to answer all climbers’ needs, also with a fascinating architectural structure.
More than 200 boulder climbers coming from all over the world will face the outdoor wall, 5 meters high, trying to find the right balance between strength and coordination. The world cup season is yet to start, with the first stage taking place in Meiringen (SUI) from 8th to 10th April, then Seoul (KOR) 6-8 May, Salt Lake City (USA) 20-22 and 27-29 May, and Brixen.
Yet, that’s not all: Brixen will also host the second stage of the European Boulder Cup on 7-8 May, following the first season stage in Prague (CZE) from 29th April to 1st May. It represents another great satisfaction and confirmation in the international scene for the O.C., formed by the three event coordinators: Alexandra Ladurner, junior lead world champion in 2010, also FASI town manager, Ralf Preindl, manager of the two biggest climbing centres in South Tyrol Vertikale and Helix, and Ernesto Scaperi, FASI vice-president. The expert committee has already organised the Youth European Boulder Championships in 2019 and the Youth European Cup in 2018 (Brunico).
Natalia Grossman, Janja Garnbret and Oriane Bertone represent the three best women climbers leading the World Cup ranking in 2021; among men the Japanese Yoshiyuki Ogata and Kokoro Fujii reached the first and second place, third place for Adam Ondra (CZE).