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New wall and new competition formula for new Millennium

As promised, this year's Rock Master 2000 will be radically different from all previous editions. Only the date and location remain the same, 9-11 September in Arco, Italy.

The most obvious change is the competition wall - brand new and designed specifically for the event, this showpiece finally brings the Rock Master back into line with current competition wall developments.

The biggest news for the athletes is not the new wall but the substantial changes to the competition formula. The Final, just like the Speed event, will now be fought out on two identical, parallel routes: competitors start at the same time and the athlete who climbs highest in the shortest time wins. The crowd will surely love this one, but we'll have to see how the competitors react to this new discipline.

Rock Master 2000 will be the highlight of a week dedicated to climbing, which begins with the children's Baby Rock Trophy on 2 September and continues with evening slideshows and debates.







Rock Master 1999 write up in PlanetMountain.


Rock Master 1999. The winner Evgueni Ovtchinnicov, with François Legrand, second, on his left and Yuji Hirayama, third, on his right.


Rock Master 1999. The winner Muriel Sarkany with Liv Sansoz, second on her left and Martina Cufar, third, on her left.

Programme

Saturday 2 September


10 - 16 Trofeo Baby Rock  Climbing Stadium
14.30Painting competitionClimbing Stadium
17.00Painting prize giving ceremonytendone Climb. Stadium
20.00Beer festival. Music from the 1960'stendone Climb. Stadium
Sunday 3 September


10.00Trofeo Baby Rock
Climbing Stadium
Tuesday 5 September


20.00Films shown at the Trento Filmfestival
tendone Climb. Stadium
Wednesday 6 September


20.00 Films shown at the Trento Filmfestival
tendone Climb. Stadium
 
Thursday 7 September


20.00Evening debate: 'Alpinism and sport climbing, what relationship' Organised by the 'Club Alpino Accademico'

Presentation of the document:
'Dolomites, a world heritage' by Mountain Wilderness/UNESCO
tendone Climb. Stadium
Friday 8 September


20.30Sint Roc Bouldering ContestClimbing Stadium
22.00 Presentazione of athletes
Climbing Stadium
22.30Sint Roc Bouldering Contest: final
Climbing Stadium
Sabato 9 September


10.00Rock Master: on-sight 'Ennio Lattisi Trophy'Climbing Stadium
21.00Speed climbing
Climbing Stadium
 Sunday 10 September


10.00Rock Master: redpoint 'Ennio Lattisi Trophy'Climbing Stadium
15.00Rock Master: FinalClimbing Stadium
15.00Concert: Steve Spereguenzie and the Lishergic Band
Piazzale Segantini

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