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EVENT SUMMARY

The dust is now settling after this year's successful Rockmaster here in Sørlandet. The competition itself went extremely well, despite a number of unexpected falls and a few delays from the judges, we were finally able to crown this year's winners; the results being as follows.


Men:

1. Daniel Jung (Ger)
2. Steve McClure (UK)
3. Magnus Högstrøm (Swe)

 

Ladies:

1. Juliane Worm (Ger)
2. Malin Holmberg (Swe)
3. Andrea Curtas (Spa)

 

Malin had climbed extremely well throughout the day, but Juliane's effort in the ladies final being arguably the climb of the competition, Juliane managed to fire up the crowd with this massively impressive demonstration of strength, tenacity and flexibility, gunning well past the other climbers high points to eventually fall from what looked like a long move on thin crimps.

The men's final was a lot closer, with a count back to the qualifiers being necessary to decide 1st and 2nd place. Steve McClure stood for the day's only top-out on the first qualifier.

Despite a lower turnout for the party than for the comp, the evening also was a success, "Font" from Stavanger played a really great set, I don't want to try and pigeon-hole their music, but it was good, and it was different! "I Wish I Had An Atomic Bomb" rounded the evening off with an energetic performance.

All the climbers rubbed shoulders with the punters on Sunday and started a big ticking operation in the park. A number of routes received first ascents and Steve on-sighted the long steep 8a+ arête at the end of the crag. Gorka had also bagged this route a few days previously. Most of the climbers reported afterwards on their blogs and sponsors websites about the visit, both the comp and the day in the park. A number of the un-climbed lines in the park were cleaned and finished, and Steve also got in a trad first ascent, with Børre promising the line an anchor if Steve topped out. This was of course not a problem! More details/topos to follow…

Børre then acted as host for both the German and the Spanish contingent with a trip to Urdviki and some of Sørlandet's other climbing attractions. Martina Curfar made the first repeat (to the best of my knowledge!) of Modalhorn's 8a+ and Daniel and his companions had a go at some trad at Hægefjell in Nissedal.

Børre also treated the same group to a trip out on his boat, and this day ended with a DWS session on the "Flåteveggen" in Tvedestrand, with many of the group topping out the crag!

A number of the contestants have written about their Norwegian experiences in various blogs since their visits to Sørlandet, here are a few links:

IN THE NEWS

Forderlandsvennen Article (Norwegian Language)

Agderposten Article (Norwegian Language)

 

OTHER NEWS



Augustin Foto

Link to Augustin Foto Blog

five new climbers confirmed

spanish ekaitz maiz, the german brothers markus and daniel joung, german juliane wurm along with german jan hoyer is all confirmed to the norwegian rock master.

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the competition site is taking shape

the routes are done, slings are in the wall, media scaffolding towers are in place and so is the big party tents. all in route for the competition day

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Map of the Area

Here is alink for you guys to download. It is a map of how to get to the event and the surrounding area.

Click here to download the competiton location map

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camping info

there are two camping sites close to the rock master area. the sites are provisional in the bush, but toilets and fresh water is available. maps of the area will be to find on this website shortly. Important: camping must be booked. for reservation call ola husås at 004791773685. thanks for your co-operation and we hope to see many happy campers

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more new routes!

børre has been busy with the drill again and skarvann now has 7 new routes to the left of the competition wall. these will also be good warm-up routes for the actual competition. børre reported yesterday that the steepest is around 45 degrees overhanging, and he guessed the grade to be around 7c! sounds promising!

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nalle confirmed!

finland’s bouldering ace has now confirmed he will be coming to skarvann. nalle had a very successful trip to trondheim earlier this year, and made short work of a number of the local testpieces/projects. we look forward to seeing nalle in action on the comp wall.

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font are coming!

the musicians are now in place, “font” a band from stavanger with a heavy climbing interest/influence have confirmed that they will be keeping us on our feet in the evening.

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confirmed! daila ojeda is coming to skarvann

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new routes in skarvann!

børre, kristian, eivind and matthew spent monday in the park bolting routes and preparing some footpaths and a new bouldering wall that børre found recently. The new crag has been named “hulken” (the hulk) and there are now 12 newly bolted routes that ascend this impressive wall. “skålet”, as it has been named is a shelf feature on the crag which has allowed 2-pitch routes. We have cleared a path behind this crag which leads to an impressive looking bouldering wall. this wall is steep and 4 obvious lines have been cleaned. The angle and height is ideal, slightly “highball”, but with a perfect landing.

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the rock master will be on tv

the norwegian rock master competition is starting to catch interest in the media. Tv2, one of norways biggest broadcasting networks, has confirmed that they will cover the event.

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