2020 has been an exciting year for indoor bouldering. With both Canadian and US Nationals having wrapped up in the last few weeks, and the inclusion of climbing in this year’s summer Olympics, athletes around the world are preparing for a watermark year in the world of competition climbing.
From the Netherlands, the first international bouldering competition of the year is about to take place. The Dock Masters Bouldering Championship features of a variety of the Olympic athletes and route setters that will be in Tokyo this August.
Atop the podium sits a 7000 Euro cash purse that each athlete is vying for. The competition will be held in Utrecht at Boulderhal Energiehaven. The competition will last two days, with a semi-finals round beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8.
Finals will take place on the following Sunday, Feb. 9 at 6:15 p.m. The 600 spectator tickets for this round of the competition have already been sold, denoting the stoke this event instills.
This year’s event will feature 85 athletes from 15 different nationalities at present, though athlete registration is still open.
Among the list of famous climbers are names such as last year’s champions, Mickael Mawem and Jenya Kazbekova. Additionally, competitors such as Fanny Gibert, Petra Klinger, Alexey Rubstov, and Nathan Phillips will be competing.
Olympians Mickael Mawem and Petra Klinger will be excited to climb on the boulders set by 2020 Olympic Route Setter Romain Cabessut in preparation for their big competition. Get psyched by watching last year’s competition here.