Photo of the Month – May 2015

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photo by Yucheng Su

JayJay eyes the clip in the 5.11 Division Finals of the 2015 Neihu Spring Competition.

The Neihu Spring Comp was an informal climbing competition held at Neihu Sports Center. Men and women competed together in a rare co-ed style event with three divisions including elementary school, 5.10 and 5.11 divisions.

 

Hung-Ying Lee Wins 2015 Canadian Bouldering Championships

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photo – Hung-Ying Lee


Taiwanese top female climber Hung-Ying Lee has taken first place in this year’s Canadian Open Bouldering Championships, the top national level competition in Canada and the same event where Sean McColl took first place by doing this funky maneuver:

Held at the Blocshop bouldering gym in Montreal, the competition took place over two days on March 21st and 22nd. Hung Ying Lee distinguished herself from 45 of Canada’s top women by sending three of the four boulders in finals, while second and third place competitors Elise Sethna and Catherine Laflamme took down two each.

Full video of the event is here while photos from the event can be found via Blocshop’s Facebook page here.

2015 La Sportiva Civic Game Bouldering Comp

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The 2015 Civic Game is here! By far the most interesting climbing comp in Taiwan, the Civic Games involve 2-person teams solving boulder problems together through teamwork.

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Whether it’s stepping on your partner’s shoulder, pulling their feet up for a heel hook-assist, or pseudo humping them up the wall, a variety of cooperative climbing techniques will be on display come Saturday March 28th.

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The climbing comp will be an all day affair from 8am to 6pm in the afternoon as various teams of same and mixed gender compete for prizes — we’re gonna go out on a limb and guess that La Sportiva is involved in this aspect.

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Registration is available at http://c.j91.me/event, and live streams of the event will be shown on the main event page at http://c.j91.me .

The registration fee is $450, but all male and mixed gender teams are already filled up, so only all-female teams can currently register. The registration form is all in Chinese, but if you need help, please contact us and we can try to assist.

Photos courtesy Civic BoulderGym

Lithuanian Male Model Wins Taiwan National Bouldering Comp

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photo – H&M

In an unexpected turn of events, Lithuanian male model Kipras Baltrunas has just won Taiwan’s 2014 National Bouldering championships. While a dark knight in Taiwan, Kipras actually comes with considerable competition experience, having represented his country in Bouldering at numerous IFSC World Cups. With all 3 medalists making 2 tops in the finals, the rankings boiled down to bonus and top attempts, with Kipras climbing smoother than the rest to take down the gold.

photo - Yu-Cheng Su

photo – Yu-Cheng Su

Held at Civic Bouldering Gym over the weekend, the National Championships are Taiwan’s premier boulding comp and also serves to select national team members. Foreigners such as Kipras, however are disqualified from this selection.

2nd and 3rd place in the competition were Taiwanese climbers, with young up-and-comer  Chin Tzu-Hsiang dethroning the reigning champ Chang Yeu-Shiang for the first time.

On the women’s side, National champion Hung Ying Lee soared ahead with 3 tops in 4 attempts.  Chia-Hui Hsieh from B-Plus placed a distant 2nd with 0 tops and 3 bonus holds in 3 attempts.  3rd place Mei-zi Lan followed close behind with 3 bonus holds in 5 attempts.
Source: Wanjung Chang – Facebook

3rd Xinyi Bouldering Competition Happening September 20th

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Finally! The 3rd Xinyi Bouldering Competition is coming up at Taipei’s Xinyi Bouldering Gym. This is great news because it also means the holds will be washed and there will be new routes to enjoy soon!

Fees are $700 per team and two participants in one team.

Details:

Date & Time: 8:20-20:00   8/20/2014 (Saturday)

Fee: $700 TWD per team (2 participants)

Registration: 1) At the door. 2) In person at Xinyi Bouldering Gym or Civic Bouldering Gym. 3) Online: http://s.j91.me/event

Registration Deadline: 9/15/2014

Location: Xinyi Bouldering Gym

Competition style: Team Competition

Preliminary Round: Team Isolation – Partners can discuss the routes and use laser pointer. Each team has eight minutes and attempt two routes.

Partners may climb simultaneously or separate but they can’t climb the same route. Climbers can’t aid each other by physical contact, if violate, the climb is over and the score will not be counted.

The first eight team with the highest combine score will move on to the next round.

Elimination Round: Knock out round – the opponent will be decided by drawing, teams will enter the room at the same time and climb different routes. Teams will switch routes after 5 minutes time. If a tie occurred, then both team will compete with a Super Final Route after the round is over.

Scoring:

OS – 3 PS    RP – 2 PS   Bonus Hold – 1 PS  Routes: Holds Archived/Total Holds (Excluding Starting Hold)

Female Participant Score Bonus  *1.1

Adolescence Participants Score Bonus  *1.2

EX: Male (6 PS) + Male (6 PS) = 12 PS

Male (6 PS) + Female (6 PS) = 6 + 6 *1.1 = 12.6

Female (6 PS) + Female (6 PS) = 6 *1.1 + 6 *1.1 = 13.2

 

Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams, and additional small prizes will be given out raffle style.