Canada’s Sean McColl has updated his blog with his perspective on his recent silver medal the World Cup bouldering event in Vail, Colorado. While McColl is mostly positive about the event, he admits that he and first-place finisher Kilian Fischhuber were disappointed that Jan Hojer was shut down on the fourth finals problem. Up until this point, Hojer was crushing the problems and looked stronger than McColl and Fischhuber. The fourth problem however required a double hand jam on a roof that Hojer was unable to complete.
“To watch someone absolutely crush the first three boulders and to get shut down by what boulderers would call a ‘party trick’ is hard to watch,” says McColl. During this time McColl also recounts how Fischhuber said to him, “I don’t want to win like this.” McColl thinks that Hojer’s hands were perhaps too big to fit in the jams resulting in Hojer not completing the problem. Read more about the comp on Sean McColl’s blog.