# ROCKMASTER FESTIVAL 2013 / Vai al sito dell'edizione in corso >> 2013

The sports events:
THE CHALLENGES THE CLIMBING CHAMPIONS FACE AT THE ROCK MASTER FESTIVAL

During the 26th Rock Master the Arco Climbing Stadium will become, once again, the sports arena for the greatest climbing challenges in the world. The competitions are the legendary events which have gone down in the history of competition climbing. LEAD, BOULDER, SPEED and DUEL are the disciplines which make up this great sport celebration, unique world-wide, which year in year out provides unmissable excitement for the great, impassioned Rock Master spectators.

Lead

This is the oldest of all, the mother of all competitions. It is the very same challenge which 26 years ago lead to the birth of the world’s oldest, historically most important competition: the Rock Master. The competition “with a rope” during which the Rock Master champions challenge each other up the steep walls of the Climbing Stadium. Reach the end of the route, touching the sky at the top and raising the legendary trophy is a true undertaking. Only the world’s most important champions have achieved this, because this is one on the most yearned-for prizes for all climbers. Yes, a dream called Rock Master. more…

Duel

The great race, one against the other, between the best 8 from the Rock Master Lead. This event has become a true Rock Master must, a discipline which is exclusive to this event. In this spectacular competition the 8 best Lead competitors race upwards, one next to the other, to reach the top: the first to reach the finishing hold eliminates the other, and so on right down to the final challenge. This is a duel which goes down to the wire, to the final hold and final breath. It’s spectacular! more…

Boulder

Imagination takes the upper hand, creative energy becomes the magic wand. Bouldering is an impossible maths theory applied to climbing. It’s all about an absurd problem which needs to be solved in the space of a few meters of climbing which, by definition, is impossible. In a brief instant everything needs to be perfect. Where the real key to success is that magic which combines, in an enchanting moment, all the right ingredients. Equilibrium, explosiveness, lightness, raw power combined with inventiveness and intuition are what is needed to solve the rebus. Only the true masters succeed, and they’re all here at the Rock Master! more…

IFSC Speed World Cup

This is the kingdom of the lightening fast climbers. What happens here is a true hundredth-of-a-second race, a spectacular competition which is as exciting as the Olympic 100m race. Co-ordination and the perfection of a vertical race combine with the supersonic speed of these super athletes. They seem to merely caress the holds with their toes fingertips. Their race is a blink of an eye, a moment of superb athletic elegance at the speed of light. A lightening bolt, exciting and enthralling. more…