Iron Maiden Results

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Angie and Lizzy race, seemingly in sync, to the top of Finals problems 3 and 4

Saturday, Crux Crush partnered with MetroRock to hold the first Iron Maiden, all-female bouldering competition. Young guns, citizens, and pros battled it out together (in the most polite of ways, of course) during the afternoon’s Redpoint round, all vying to become THE IRON MAIDEN. Surprising or not, as a female run comp, actual Iron Maiden music did not make the playlist…nor did we employ the Iron Maiden torture chamber. Instead, we reclaimed Iron Maiden as a title of women’s invincible determination and strength, expertly displayed by the competition’s nearly 100 female competitors.

Jackie Pettit dynos to the top while Delaney Miller sets up during the Redpoint round

Jackie Pettit dynos to the top while Delaney Miller sets up during the Redpoint round

In comparison with co-ed competitions, a different sort of energy was palpable throughout the comp. While each maiden was fighting to win, competition was equally weighed with camaraderie and support. And as a female-run comp, we made sure climbers kept their energy and spirits high by running a Vendor “Maiden’s Fair” during the comp, stocked with local Taza chocolate, Q’s Nuts, and more chocolate from Perfect Fuel, in addition to Cogni Tea, Core Power drink, and Flat-Out bread. Gear from Practical Climbing, Rock On, New England Re-Soul, and Five Ten was also in abundance – both during the Maiden’s Fair and in sweet prize packages.

Pro Finals Victors: Lizzy Asher (2nd), Angie Payne (1st), and Annalisa Flynn (3rd)

Pro Finals Victors: Lizzy Asher (2nd), Angie Payne (1st), and Annalisa Flynn (3rd)

Ultimately, Angie Payne claimed the title of Iron Maiden, sending the 1st finals problem on her 2nd go and on-siting the remaining three finals problems. Results for the comp are listed below. Thanks to all of the competitors, sponsors, and supporters who made this comp possible! You can check out more pictures on our facebook page. We’re already stoked for the next Iron Maiden, to be held on September 13th, 2014!

Pro Final Results

1st – Angie Payne
2nd – Lizzy Asher
3rd – Annalisa Flynn

Annalisa Flynn going for a tricky reach on Finals Problem #1

Annalisa Flynn going for a tricky reach on Finals Problem #1

Junior Final Results

1st – Grace Scott
2nd – Mikayla Tougas
3rd – Ariana Mathews

Youth Final Results

1st – Isabella Snyders
2nd – Mia Bawendi
3rd – Kiva Nolan

Citizens Final Results

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THE Iron Maiden, Angie Payne

THE Iron Maiden, Angie Payne

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2 thoughts on “Iron Maiden Results

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  2. Aaron Gerry says:

    Hey Mary, Missy and Cate,

    What an awesome event! The climbers were truly inspiring and we couldn’t fathom some of the holds and routes they did.

    Thank you again for having us and give us a shout out if there’s ever anything we can do for ya!

    Cheers,

    – Aaron, Alex and the CogniTeam

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