Tops galore in the qualifying round of Adidas Rockstars

Adidas Rockstars is in full swing in the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. The qualifying round took place this morning and some big names are already out. The boulders, with one exception, fell on the easy side and mistakes were harshly punished.

The male qualification required lots of tops, 19 men climbed all 4 problems and Max Prinz got the last spot in the semis with 3 flashes and 4 zones.

Big stars like Sean McColl, Jeremy Bonder, last year’s finalist Makoto Yamauchi or World Championship finalist Nathan Phillips didn’t make semis.

On the female side one of the problems, W3, wasn’t climbed but almost all the favorites made semis. I said almost because 2016 finalist Leah Crane is in 22nd place.

Iran’s star Gholamali Baratzadeh celebrated his birthday with 4 flashes, performance only matched by Jernej Kruder, who is still on fire and having fun on the wall despite missing the finals in Innsbruck.

Stasa Gejo leads the female field with 3 flashes, followed by Alma Bestvater, Kyra Condie, Katja Kadic and Petra Klingler, the 4 of them with 3 tops.

You can check the results here.

The semis will take place tomorrow at 11 am (UTC+2). Watch it live here.

And here’s the Facebook livestream:

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