Video streaming online on Rock Master’s website at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Live on Rai Sport TV with Gianfranco Benincasa and Luca Zardini from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
No doubt about it: watching Rock Master gives you exclusive and priceless sensations. Yet, not everyone will be able to seat at the Climbing Stadium in Arco on Friday 27th August, next to the boulders or to lead’s 25-meters overhanging walls.
Some tickets are still available until tomorrow’s midnight (Wednesday 25th), in order to enjoy live the event always according to anti-Covid regulations: all information is available online.
KO Boulder starts at 11 a.m. for women and at 3 p.m. for men; it represents pure adrenaline: 8 athletes and 4 blocks for a special, fast, direct and exciting formula with a series of trials that quickly lead to the three super champions competing to the final block.
On Thursday, climbers can “taste” the blocks, allowing tracers to propose extreme holds and spectacular movements. Climbers have three attempts for each trial to solve the block and climb to the summit. At the end of each trial, placements will be decided according to the highest point reached and the number of attempts; in case of equal score, previous trials’ results are considered. For each race two athletes are excluded, for the second to last trial one is out, until the last block where the three final climbers will compete.
Final duel is Rock Master’s climax, since the first edition: it is emotion, excitement, thrills and enthusiasm. Climbers compete along two identical tracks: the first to reach the top, wins. Previous qualifications take place in order to decide the pairs for the first battery: climbers exhibit in a one versus one direct elimination battle, until the last one for winning. These “exercised” trials allow again tracers to “exaggerate”. Just over a minute to cat-like climb to the top. Adam Ondra counts five victories, but Schubert stole him the last Rock Master.
What about who cannot come to Arco or get a front-row ticket? Video streaming online is available at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on At 9 p.m. Rai Sport is live from Climbing Stadium reported by Gianfranco Benincasa and the technical support of Luca Zardini “Canon”, for two hours also with a recap of boulder.
The climber with the best score summing boulder and lead will be 2021 Rock Master’s champion.
Competing this year: Laura Rogora (ITA), Giorgia Tesio (ITA), Molly Thompson (GBR), Vita Lukan (SLO), Mia Krampl (SLO), Fanny Gibert (FRA), Eliska Adamovska (CZE), Jessica Pilz (AUT); among men Stefano Ghisolfi (ITA), Adam Ondra (CZE), Martin Stranik (CZE), Domen Skofic (SLO), Yannick Flohè (GER), Nicolai Uznik (AUT), Ludovico Fossali (ITA), Michael Piccolruaz (ITA).
So… stay tuned!