2013 IFSC Boulder World Cup Vail, USA(June 7-8th)

The 7th round of the 2013 IFSC Boulder World Cup was held last weekend in the mountain town of Vail, Colorado.

This year IFSC is going with a simultaneous format seen at the Paris World Championships where the male and female athletes come  out at the same time.

Video Contents

Order of contestants

# Woman Man
1 Shauna Coxsey(UK) Jorg Verhoeven(NED)
2 Alex Puccio(USA) Paul Robinson(USA)
3 Akiyo Noguchi(JPN) Rustam Gelmanov(RUS)
4 Angie Payne(USA) Dmitrii Sharafutdinov(RUS)
5 Akiyo Noguchi(JPN) Sean McColl(CAN)
6 Anna Stöhr(AUT) Kilian Fischhuber(AUT)





Some quite hard boulders this round with only the top 2 climbers sending more than 1 boulder. With long problems, and perhaps also because of the altitude(Vail is 2.5km above sea level), additional attempts seem to tire competitors even more so than normal.

Rustam’s flash on Boulder 4 stunned the crowd but was not enough to beat out fellow countryman and climbing machine Dmitrii Sharafutdinov who was more consistent overall.

  1. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov(RUS) 3 tops in 5 attempts
  2. Rustam Gelmonov(RUS) 3 tops in 7 attempts
  3. Jorg Verhoeven(NED) 1 tops in 1 attempts


Strong performances were seen all around. An amazing last minute send by Noguchi on Women’s 4 was matched by Anna Stohr, and the Austrian ended up with another notch on her well studded belt.

  1. Anna Stöhr(AUT) 4 tops in 9 attempts, 4b7
  2. Akiyo Noguchi(JPN) 4 tops in 9 attempts, 4b9, countback to semifinals
  3. Alex Puccio(USA) 4 tops in 9 attempts, 4b9, countback to semifinals

IFSC Scoring

Competitors are scored by the number of boulders they top-out, in the lower number of attempts.

Each boulder problem has a bonus hold in the middle, usually after the first “crux”. If there is a tie, competitors are ranked by the # of bonus holds reached and the number of attempts taken to reach them. If there is still a tie the ranking is based on their semi final score(aka countback)

Source: IFSC Climbing



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