Elan Jonas-McRae was one of three Canadian to compete at the IFSC 2017 Edinburgh Lead/Speed World Cup, the others being Christy Spurrell and Roy Lemke.
Jonas-McRae advanced through Qualifications and finished in 24th after Semis. Spurrell ended up in 36th for Lead and 18th for Speed.
This photo pretty much sums up my competition here in Scotland. Cold. I really struggled to keep my hands warm on all 3 routes this comp and they quickly became numb. I felt really strong otherwise and I'm looking forward to welcoming warmer temperatures in China! Photo @sytsevanslooten @kimandaj2 @bouldersclimb @butoracanada @piseworld @peakkinetics @flashedclimbing #poweredbypise #theclimbingshoecompany #livingthedream #naturalchoiceforeveryclimber #climbing #ifsc #edinburgh #uk
Lemke finished sixth overall in the Paraclimbing category Male RP2. Lemke is the only Canadian heading to the Paraclimbing event in Sheffield on Oct. 7.
The conditions in Edinburgh were damp and cold, with many climbers struggling to stay warm. The next World Cup is in Wujiang, China on Oct. 7. Jonas-McRae and Sean McColl are the only Canadians registered so far.
Edinburgh 2017 Male/Female Lead Podium
1. Romain Desgranges / Janja Garngret
2. Stefano Ghisolfi / Jessica Pilz
3. Jakob Shubert / Jain Kim
Edinburgh 2017 Male/Female Speed Podium
1. Fossali Ludovico / Anouck Jaubert
2. Stanislav Kokorin / Mariia Krasavina
3. Leonardo Gontero / Luliia Kaplina