EMS Pro in NYC

Max and I have been traveling a lot and I haven’t had the chance to update in a while but here is a little recap of what’s been going on…

I flew out to NYC to meet Max and compete in the EMS pro in Central Park. Max helped set for the competition so I actually didn’t get to see him very much the first few days I was in New York. Thankfully he was able to pick me up from the airport in the morning after my red-eye flight but  he had to go to work right away. Since I had no hotel room to go to or friends to meet up with (friends were getting back in town later that night) I spent most of my entire first day in NYC wandering the East Village and SoHo on foot. It turned out to be a pretty fun way to explore the city and I found a lot of interesting restaurants and stores and visited a couple of parks. I LOVE walking around cities. However, after seven hours of wandering the hot and humid streets of  NYC I was beyond exhausted.

Two days later the competition began. I ended up placing 8th. I didn’t compete as well as I would have liked and I was reminded yet again that I still really need to work on dynos and slopers. My favorite boulder at the competition was one of Max’s, women’s semi-final one. It was a techy World Cup style boulder and I made one of only a few flashes on it. Check out the link below for a video of the women in semis.

Unified Bouldering Championships EMS PRO Women’s Semi-Finals

The finals in Central Park were amazing and very exciting to watch. It was the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen at a climbing competition.

Part of the crowd watching Finals in Central Park.

 

Women's #1

Men's #1

Competitors previewing the first boulder problem.

Angie Payne on Women's #1

Sasha DiGiulian after flashing Women's #1

 

Rob D'Anastasio on Men's #1

Rob D'Anastasio on Men's #1

Jon Glassberg and Dana Riddle on Men and Women's #1

Men's #2 and #3, Women's #2.

Men's #3 and Women's #2

Sasha DiGiulian flashing Women's #2

Jon Glassberg on Men's #3

Dana Riddle on Women's #3

Lizzy Asher on Women's #3

Mauricio Huerta on Men's #3 and Tiffany Hensley on Women's #3

Tyler Landman on Men's #3

Results:

 

Thanks to Brooklyn Boulders for hosting my Five Ten shoe demo and letting us climb there. It’s a rad gym with pretty good setting and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you are in NYC. Also, HUGE thanks to Mark Heal, Gia Harris, and Renée Stacho for hosting the whole LT11 family at their small NYC apartment.

Next stop…Boulder, Colorado.

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