The 3rd Troll Wall Bouldering Contest

Spring 2002

Friday March 29th the 3rd. Troll Wall Bouldering Contest took place at Trollshop.  12 strong climber were competing about the titles "Troll Wall Mistress" and "Troll Wall Master". 6 Different routes were made to challenge the climbers on their strength, flexibility, courage, springiness and endurance.  After hours of climbing Ann, which participated  for the 1st time at the Troll Wall, got the overall highest score with 460 points and was titled Troll Wall Mistress.  She was followed by Diana Sherwood with 410 points.    

Wendell got the highest score among the men with 260 points, and was titled Troll Wall Master (like he was in the first Troll Wall Bouldering contest). 

 

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The Routes:

 

 

1. The Long Tail Troll

This was the longest rout on troll wall this time.  The climbers had to down-climb the left part of the Troll Wall, traverse right and up to the top on the right side.   The climb was shaped like the tail of a Long Tail Troll.

 

2. Agner goes to Virginia.  

The climb was simulating a layback crack, where the climbers had to get into an opposite layback half way up. The route was named after the wooden troll Agner, who just moved to his new owner in Virginia.  

 

3. Troll Goes incognito

This climb had to be climbed incognito (blindfolded with backpack). At the top of Troll Wall it was placed flags representing the nations of different climbers in the contest.  The climb was completed when the climber had kissed all of the four flags (US, Danish, Russian and Norwegian). 

 

4. Troll Leap of Faith

This was a "dyno contest" which means the climbers were to jump form a set of handholds to another handhold high up on the wall.  This is physical as well as mentally challenging task, and only 4 of the 12 climbers succeeded in this tough move. 

 

5. Troll Consecration 

This was a simulated lead and on the way up the climbers were supposed to clip tree bolts. Many great attempts were made, but non of the competitors made it all the way to the top during the contest.  The name of the rote was inspired of the ceremony where trolls are given magic powers.  (Not enough power was released during the attempts of this route). 

 

6. OOOhhhhhhhhh

Probably the hardest climb in the contest, because of the very small holds on the slightly overhanging wall.  Only two climbers (Ann and Diana) made it all the way to the top. The name of the climb "OOOhhhhhhhh" is an expression form the rock master Victor Kurgan. 

 

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S c o r e   T a b l e 

Route/ Climber

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2

3

4

5

6

Total

Women 

Ann

30

50

80

50

 

250

460

Diana

30

50

80

 

 

250

410

Sandra

30

50

80

25

 

 

185

Elizabeth

30

50

80

 

 

 

160

Cheryl

30

 

60

 

 

 

90

Isabel

30

 

10

 

 

 

40

Brenda

30

 

 

 

 

 

30

Marina

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

Men

Wendell

30

50

80

100

 

 

260

Andre

30

50

80

40

 

 

200

Don

30

50

80

 

 

 

160

Scott

30

 

40

 

 

 

70

 

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