Published below is the press release of the Arco Climbing Club announcing that, due to the Covid-19 crisis, Rock Master 2020 has been cancelled. After having laid the foundation with SportRoccia in 1985 and 1986, this annual climbing competition in Arco, Italy has transformed into the oldest and most famous climbing competition in the world.
The Rock Master Duel was won in Arco, Italy, on Saturday night in front of a huge crowd by Mia Krampl from Slovenia and Jakob Schubert from Austria.
Adam Ondra, Mina Markovič, Stefano Ghisolfi and Jakob Schubert, or four absolute sport climbing champions, will talk about their early climbing competitions at the Youth World Championships 2019 in Arco. David Lama, Albino Marchi and Giuseppe Filippi will be remembered during the evening event.
From 22 to 31 August 2019 the Rock Master Festival in Arco will host the IFSC World Youth Championships. Over 1000 young athletes from 50 countries are expected, while the Rock Master will be decided with the Duel on Saturday 31 August.
Albino Marchi passed away yesterday afternoon. He was instrumental in the development of the Arco Rock Master climbing competition and his climbing event experience was second to none.
Live streaming is currently underway from the Arco Rock Master that acts as World Cup Lead and Speed. At 18:00 the Speed finals, at 19:45 the Lead finals.
The 31st Arco Rock Master Trophy was won using the Duel formula on 26 August 2017 by Adam Ondra and Julia Chanourdie. A few hours earlier the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup was won by Jakob Schubert and Jain Kim, while the Speed World Cup was won by Vladislav Deulin and Anouck Jaubert.
Live streaming today from the Arco Rock Master that acts as the fourth stage of the World Cup Lead and Speed. At 11:00 the Lead semifinals, at 17:00 the Lead finals, followed at 19:00 by the Speed finals.
The second and final episode about the history of sport climbing at Arco, taken from the book 'Rock Master, Climbing at Arco'.
The first episode about the history of sport climbing at Arco, taken from the book 'Rock Master, Climbing at Arco'.
The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.
The 70 best photos of the European Lead Climbing Championships 2017 at Campitello di Fassa taken by talented climber and photographer Ralf Brunel, the only Ladin athlete to have taken part in a Rock Master competition at Arco, back in 1997, won by François Legrand ahead of Cristian Brenna.
From 2 - 4 September at Arco, Italy, more than 200 young athletes aged between 7 -13 from 22 different countries took part in the Under 14 Cup climbing competition with its three disciplines Boulder, Lead and Speed. The Rock Junior climbing celebration came to an end with the traditional Kid's Rock and Family Rock that sealed the Rock Master Festival 2016.
Adam Ondra (Cze) and Janja Garnbret (Slo) win the 30th Rock Master Trophy at Arco via the Duel competition formula. Austria's Jakob Schubert and Max Rudigier place second and third respectively, while in the women's event Katharina Posch (Aut) placed second, ahead of Anak Verhoeven (Bel), third.
On Sunday 28 August 2016 Adam Ondra won the KO Boulder Contest of the 30th Rock Master, beating in a thrilling final Germany's Jan Hojer and France's Jeremy Bonder, joint second. Victory in the women's event went to Katharina Saurwein from Austria who beat Italy's Giorgia Tesio and Serbia's Stasa Gejo, second and third respectively.
On Sunday 28 August 2016 the Italian TV channel RAI Sport 1 will broadcast live from 13,30 to 15,55 the Duel competition to assign the 30th Rock Master and provide recaps about the Lead World Cup and Speed World Cup that took place in Arco yesterday.
Rock Master Festival 2016. At Arco Romain Desgranges (Fra) and Anak Verhoeven (Bel) win the 5th stage of Lead World Cup 2016. Jakob Schubert (Aut) and Jain Kim (Kor) place second, Dmitrii Fakiryanov (Rus) and Janja Garnbret (Slo) place third. Francesco Vettorata, the only Italian in the Final, finishes seventh.
Rock Master Festival, 27/08/2016. A beautiful and difficult Semifinal of the 5th stage of the Lead World Cup has just come to an end. Anak Verhoeven (Bel) and Romain Desgranges (Fra) produce the only two tops, and are followed by Ramón Julian Puigblanque (Esp), Jakob Schubert (Aut), Domen Skofic (Slo), Dmitrii Fakiryanov (Rus), Francesco Vettorata (Ita), Adam Ondra (Cze), Sebastian Halenke (Ger) and Anne-Sophie Koller (Sui), Mina Markovic (Slo), Janja Garnbret (Slo), Julia Chanourdie (Fra), Yuka Kobayashi (Jpn), Mathilde Becerra (Fra) e Jain Kim (Kor). Live streaming of the finals from the Climbing Stadium at 20:00.
On Friday 26/08/2016 the 11th Arco Rock Legends celebration took place in Arco, Italy during the 30th Rock Master. Daniel Andrada won the Wild Country Rock Award, while the La Sportiva Competition Award went to Mina Markovič. The other nominees were Jakob Schubert, Laura Rogora, Janja Garnbret and Adam Ondra. IFSC president Marco Maria Scolaris received the The Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil 2016 on behalf of the International Federation of Sport Climbing.
The report of the first day of the fifth stage of the Lead World Cp 2016, currently taking place at Arco during the 30th Rock Master competition.