I RedBull Creepers, Psicobloc, Puente la Reina (Spain).

Try the equation Rock + Water = Psicobloc, is what we got in the first Red Bull Creepers Psicobloc competition was celebrated in a XI Century pilgrims bridge in Puente la Reina-Gares, Spain.

Some of the top international climbers got together for this challenge the Americans Chris Sharma, Dave Graham and Daniel Woods, the Finnish Nalle Hukkataival, the Russian Rustam Gelmanov and the Bulgarian Emiliyan Kolevski.

Some of the strongest Spanish climbers were there also Iker Pou, Dani Fuertes, Carlos Ruano, Nacho Sánchez, Pablo Ochoa, Gelu Castro, Ander and Markel Mendieta.

Puente la Reina in Spanish means “bridge of the Queen” however for a day it became King´s Chris bridge.

After 14 duels, Chris Sharma and Daniel Wood got to the final, being Chris the victorious one.

Only two climber managed to complete the route (8c difficulty) Chris Sharma (three times) and Finnish Nalle Hukkataival (1 time).

Climber had to face a 12 meters fall and as the Arga river was not carrying much water the competition was a important psychological challenge not lacking of risk.

 

Prueba la formula Roca + Agua = Psicobloc, es lo que tuvimos en el primer Red Bull Creepers Psicobloc que se celebro sobre el puente de peregrinos del siglo XI en Puente la Reina-Gares.

Algunos de los escaladores internacionales más fuertes se reunieron para intentar escalar el puente los americanos Chris Sharma, Dave Graham y Daniel Woods, el finlandes Nalle Hukkataival, el ruso Rustam Gelmanov y el búlgaro Emiliyan Kolevski.

Estaban presentes también algunos de los mejores escaladores nacionales Iker Pou, Dani Fuertes, Carlos Ruano, Nacho Sánchez, Pablo Ochoa, Gelu Castro, Ander y Markel Mendieta.

Por un día el nombre de Puente la Reina se cambio por el de Puente del Rey Chris.

Después de 14 duelos, Chris Sharma y Daniel Wood pasarón a la final, siendo Chris el ganador.

Sólo dos escaladores completaron la dura ruta (dificultad 8c), Chris Sharma (3 veces) y el finlandes Nalle Hukkataival (1 vez).

Los escaladores tuvieron que encarar una potencial caída de 12 metros y teniendo en cuenta que el bajo caudal del rio Arga fue un factor psicológico añadido a la ya difícil ruta.

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Chris Sharma and the rest of the climber chatting before the competition starts.
Chris Sharma y el resto de los escaladores de charleta antes del comienzo de la competición.
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Nalle Hukkataiva focusing in the bridge.
Nalle Hukkataiva concentrado mirando el puente.
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Aprox.2800 people were present to see the show.
Aprox. 2800 personas se reunieron para ver el espectáculo.
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Around 400 pilgrims cross the bridge daily for this reason the bridge was open at all times.
Aproximadamente 400 peregrinos cruzan el puente diariamente por este motivo no fue cerrado en ningún momento.
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Iker Pou the red bull!
Iker Pou el toro rojo!
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The TrangoWorld boys, right to left Dave Graham, Gelu Castro and Nacho Sanchez.
The TrangoWorld boys, der. a izq. Dave Graham, Gelu Castro y Nacho Sanchez.

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Rustam Gelmanov.
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Markel Mendieta.
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Nacho Sanchez.
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Dave Graham.
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Gelu Castro.

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Carlos Ruano showing us the impact that water can have on us.
Carlos Ruano enseñandonos el resultado que puede tener el impacto con el agua.

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Competition starts! Emiliyan Kolevski and Iker Pou ready to go.
Empieza la competición Emiliyan Kolevski e Iker Pou preparados.
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Coin toss, to decide which side of the bridge.
Lanzamiento de moneda para decidir el lado del puente.

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The way to dry up chalk bags and climbing shoes.
La manera de secar bolsas de magnesio y pies de gato.
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Chris Sharma in action.
Chris Sharma en acción.

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Second try!
Segundo intento!

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3rd try!
Tercer intento!

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Nalle Hukkataival finish 3rd overall but was the only other climber to finish the route.
Nalle Hukkataival termino tercero pero fue el otro único escalador en completar la ruta.

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Daniel Wood el segundo clasificado.

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Daniel managed to get grab the key hold but he could not pull up himself.
Daniel consiguio agarrarse de la presa decisiva pero no pudo levantarse de ella.

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Daniel Fuertes did a good competition however he did not have luck as Chris Sharma was his opponent in the first round.
Daniel Fuertes tuvo una buena actuación pero no tuvo suerte en el sorteo ya que le toco a Chris Sharma en primera ronda.

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This is what happens when the climbing shoes get wet.
Lo que sucede cuado los pies de gato se mojan.

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Markel Mendieta.

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Dave Graham.

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Nacho Sánchez.
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Emiliyan Kolevski.

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Rustam Gelmanov.
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Carlos Ruano.
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Gelu Castro.

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Ander Mendieta.

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