Have you ever wondered how national teams prepare for the season? Enjoy this exclusive insight to a pre-season comp simulation of the Austrian Climbing team. Follow Jakob Schubert along with his teammates and coaches on one of their final bouldering tests before the 2021 season’s kick off.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SIMULATED COMPETITION?
In the simulated competition, an attempt is made to recreate the individual phases of an actual climbing competition with all its mental and physical demands. It selects the fittest athletes for the upcoming competition, as well as recreates the essential feeling of competing.
Internationally active route setters set a wide variety of boulder problems according to current World Cup standards – new school bouldering with lots of volumes, including dynamic as well as static elements – and therefore give coaches as well as climbers an overview of the athletes’ training level.