Lead without the rope: Free Solo Masters in Lienz

Tomorrow the Austrian city of Lienz will host the Free Solo Masters, in which climbers will make their way up an 18 meters (59 feet) wall without the use of ropes (a massive inflatable mat will catch their falls). Several international stars will take part in this unique competition that will be streamed live throughout the day.

The competition format is pretty much the same as in any other lead comp, as this event is part of the official competition calendar of the Austrian Federation. The only element missing will be the rope.

Every round will be streamed at freesolo.lienz.tv. Qualifiers at 10 am, then semis at 4 pm and finals at 7.30 pm (local time, UTC+2).

The starting list includes stars like Katja Kadic, Karoline Sinnhuber, Rustam Gelmanov, Alban Levier, Alexey Rubtsov or Sergii Topishko.

More info and pictures at the official Facebook page.

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