Ep. 10 - Summer Round-Up with Malek

After quitting my job and spending the summer avoiding everything related to climbing,  I'm back and ready to make Plastic Weekly a real thing! To get me back up to speed, Malek Taleb (Manager of the Canadian Bouldering Team and owner of Boiler Room Climbing) briefs me on the World Cup circuit, the new Innsbruck gym, and whatever else I missed.

 Sean McColl consulting with his teammate Kyle Murdoch at Arco, following a finger injury the week prior on Munich. Photo courtesy of Climbing Escalade Canada.

Sean McColl consulting with his teammate Kyle Murdoch at Arco, following a finger injury the week prior on Munich. Photo courtesy of Climbing Escalade Canada.

Durations of Boulder World Cup Finals
With the season finally over, we can see if the 4 minute final rule change had any effect on the event. The sample size is very small, and made worse by having to exclude Hachioji and Munich because of gender-separated finals. Take from it what you will!