Courtesy of adidasROCKSTARS
// Watch the stellar season highlight for competition boulderers //
4,000 enthusiastic spectators at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany witnessed a world-class climbing event which included the sport’s top stars, a fun, Rock themed atmosphere and an exciting superfinal. For the first time in the history of the event, two Japanese climbers slammed the buzzer at the top of the adidas ROCKSTARS superboulder in the same year. adidas ROCKSTARS is not just a stand-alone global invitational.
Over the past years, an entire series of qualifying events for amateurs has developed around it. These “Ticket to Rockstars” grassroots events are held in climbing gyms in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin or Zurich. With a total of 21 events in eight countries on three continents and with 5,000 participants in total, Ticket to Rockstars has become the largest amateur bouldering series in the world. The winners (m/f) of each “tour stop” won a ticket for the global ROCKSTARS event were invited to the global T2R Final presented by GORE-TEX in Stuttgart, where they spent the weekend side by side with the stars of scene, trying to win a WILDCARD into the semi-final of the pros.