Rock Master Festival - Duel & Boulder
Rock master Duel & KO Boulder Contest
ROCK MASTER DUEL
An exclusive competition formula ‘invented’ at Arco that for years has become the final fixture of the Festival. The 8 best athletes from the Arco Lead World Cup 2017, with two wild cards chosen by the organisers. The athletes are competing against each other on two difficult, identical and parallel routes. The athlete who climbs to the top first eliminates the other, all the way down to the final battle. After a first round of qualifications that also defines the coupling for the first batch, the athletes will face a series of direct elimination rounds, till the last one for the title.
A spectacular mix of tactics, determination, control and explosive climbing: slightly more than a minute to climb 25m of 8a. Tactics, determination, control and explosive climbing the desire to take to the wire, to the very last hold. It has become legend the head to head between Jakob Schubert and Adam Ondra form Rock Master 2016, that resulted in the latter’s victory with a rush on the great wall of the Rock Master Climbing Stadium!
KO BOULDER CONTEST
An invitational competition dedicated to the elites of bouldering. 6 athletes and 4 problems. In the preceding days the challengers will be able to test the problems, so the tracers will be able to show extreme and impressive movements. The competition is so the max, unleashed, without rope and harness and with a mattress to hold their falls.
And all of this with the exclusive K.O. formula: the athletes compete on 4 problems. Every athlete can attempt each problem three times. At the end of each batch the results are determined on the basis of the height reached and the number of attempts required. At every problem the worst performer is eliminated, while all the rest qualify for the next boulder problem. The best three therefore challenge each other on the final boulder problem.