Lead Climbing World Cup - Imst, Austria

Photos by Torsten Wenzler / Torstenwenzler.de - Czech superstar Adam Ondra took first at the World Cup lead competition in Imst, Austria, on August 21-22, 2009. The Spaniard Patxi Usobiaga followed closely for a second place finish with Canadian Sean McColl grabbing third, making for his second top-five finish this month. For the women, Austrian Johanna Ernst claimed the top of the podium with another Austrian, Angela Eiter securing the second spot. French climber Alizee Dufraisse finished in third and American Sasha Digiulian made the semifinal in the women's comp at Imst, finishing in 17th place. Tiffany Hensley was 28th, and Paige Claassen 29th. Visit ifsc-climbing.org for more information.