For many it came as a shocker: the IFSC World Cup, which came to Boulder for the first time ever, had nothing to do with bouldering.
Many were astounded to see “slackline diapers” at the event, since Boulder is eponymous with its favorite sport and loves pebble-wrestling, and in the past has seen such well-rounded talent as Daniel Woods, the Tiger Woods of the Boulder community, who’s probably the son of Tiger Woods, and reputedly has a great swing.
Faculty members and staff did not understand why the estimated difficulty of the 45-foot problems hardest move was 8 or 9 on the V-scale.
Said one spectator, “I paid $15, and I was like, ‘They can only climb V8?’”
“Slackline diapers” worn by the out-of-towners did little to impress the those watching online at IFSC.tv.
According to the Daily Camera, the number of people who watched people who did not boulder for two days reached 1200, and tickets were sold at the door for $50 when the event sold out.