Sport Climber Julien Clémence boulders to second place at season opener

Julien Clémence by Theo Allaman landscape

The climbing year 2020 ended almost entirely without competitions. Julien Clémence was all the more pleased that the Swiss Climbing Cup in Bulle on March 20 was once again a national competition on the agenda. There he presented himself in top form and in the end could be happy about an excellent second place in bouldering in the elite category.

"I was able to concentrate very well and stay cool from the warm-up to the last boulder. The boulderers were more coordinative, with a lot of volume, which suited me," said Julien Clémence. With second place in his first season in the elite category, he was able to celebrate an excellent debut and even beat the best current Swiss climber and current European lead climbing champion, Sascha Lehmann, to third place.

This success is all the more remarkable, as the 2020 season was not entirely easy due to the pandemic, and training opportunities in the climbing gyms were severely limited. "I have spent more time in nature and on the rock in recent months. In the spring, I was able to climb one of my projects in 'Magic Wood' and briefly go to France, go climbing and spend time with my colleagues," said Julien Clémence.

With the podium in Bulle behind him, Julien Clémence has now gained a lot of self-confidence for the next competitions: "Now I will take this nice success to the World Cup in Meiringen and try to climb for a top position there again". There, on April 16 and 17, the international elite will meet for the Boulder World Cup.

Julien Clémence can also count on the support of CASCINATION as a sponsor in the current year.

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