The SALEWA ROCK AWARD and LA SPORTIVA COMPETITION AWARD is the international prizes created by the Association ARCO ROCK LEGENDS in collaboration with the city of Arco, the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Rock Master Association. It is designed to promote sports climbing by awarding prizes and presenting to the public those climbers who, through their ascents, play an instrumental role in influencing this sport.
A special evening awards ceremony will be held the night before the start of each Arco Rock Master competition. The aim of the event is to recognise and publicise the best achievements of the year. This is a unique initiative for sports climbing put forward by Arco, one of the most advanced and important centres for sports climbing worldwide
The event will take place at Arco on the eve of the first Rock Master competition day, i.e. Friday 1 September. The ceremony will concentrate on the Award finalists.
The candidates (in alphabetical order) of the Arco Rock Legends
SALEWA ROCK AWARD 2006
Daniel Andrada (ESP)
Yuji Hirayama (JPN)
Chris Sharma (USA)
Maurizio Manolo Zanolla (ITA)
LA SPORTIVA COMPETITION AWARD 2006
Flavio Crespi (ITA)
Angela Eiter (AUT)
Tomas Mrazek (CZE)
MAGAZINES INCLUDED IN THE ARCO ROCK LEGENDS JURY
ALP - ITA, ALPwall - ITA, Climbing - USA, Climber - KOR, Desnivel - ESP, Gory - POL, Grimpeur - FRA, Klettern - GER, Limits - NDL, Lo Scarpone - ITA, Montana CZE, Pareti - ITA, Rivista del CLUB ALPINO ITALIANO - ITA, Vertical - European Magazine in ITA /GER/FRA/ENG.
Photo: Arco (N. Hobley)