Arco Climbing “temple” is ready to turn on. Counting hours to the 35th Rock Master taking place in Arco (Trentino, Italy) on Friday 29th, when 16 climbers coming from 8 countries are turning climbing walls “on fire”. Both women and men challenges will be unpredictable and enthusiastic. The Korean Seo Chaehyun is in great shape, winning a silver medal in the last Lead World Cup in Briançon, France. Good sixth place for the Italian Laura Rogora, followed by the Slovenian Vita Lukan. Rock Master is also welcoming Jessica Pilz, Camilla Moroni, Stasa Gejo, Yuetong Zhang and Ievgeniia Kazbekova.
After Adam Ondra announcing his absence, it is recent news Pan Yufei (CHN) is not coming, due to Covid. Taking his place, Filip Schenk, third place in KO Boulder last year and coming after a 7th place in Briançon. Schenk is confronting his “neighbour” Michael Piccolruaz, dreaming to duel against his training mate Jakob Schubert. Austria can also count on the young talent of Nicolai Uznik, making his first appearance in Arco. Stefano Ghisolfi, clearly happy to compete “home”, still wants to impress his audience. Moreover, Martin Stranik, Luka Potocar and Fedir Samoilov are ready too to try catching the 35th Trophy.
Women KO-Boulder starts at 12.30 pm, men at 4.30 pm. As sun sets, lights turn on the Lead walls for Duel qualifications at 9 pm and finals at 9.45 pm. Live music by Jambow Jane and the Zlagboard Contest are entertaining audience.
Last tickets are available online on Midaticket: Full-Day entries for climbing-obsessed or night entries to enjoy the Lead Duel. O.C. Rock Master 20.20 is defining the last details: the show is about to begin!