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adidas ROCKSTARS 2012

Here comes the second edition of adidas Rockstars. This unique event combines two elements: climbing and live music, which as a whole provides the audiencje with an extraordinary show full of sound and bouldering on the top level. This year’s event will take place on September 10 and 11 in the Porsche Arena, Stuttgart.

Among the athletes invited this year by adidas are: last year's Winner and a current World Champion in bouldering, Dmitrii Sharafutdinov of Russia, a current female World Champion in combination, Sasha DiGiulian of the USA, multiple World Champion in bouldering, Akiyo Noguchi plus other top female and male boulderers competing regularly in the IFSC World Cup series, such as Juliane Wurm and Jonas Baumann of Germany, Katharina Saurwein of Austria, Alex Puccio of the USA, Alexey Rubstov of Russia and from the French Team - Mélissa Le Nevé and Guillaume Glairon Mondet.

Last year's audience and... (photo: Christian Pfanzelt /

The participants battle through a qualifying round and the semi-final to win one of the six spots in the final. The final K.O. round reveals the two best athletes who then tackle the same climb in the Super Final without being able to see each other. The first athlete to solve the boulder and reach the top is the winner of adidas ROCKSTARS 2012.  

This year’s routesetters of the spectacular and demanding boulder problems are Reinhard Fichtinger, Laurent Laporte, Matthias Woitzuck and Chris Danielson.

...last year's winners, Anna Stöhr and Dmitrii Sharafutdinov
(photo: Christian Pfanzelt /

With a view  to amateur climbers a separate contest has been planned. Hence, during both days of the event the amateur bouldering athletes will be solving eight different problems as the part of the 'GORE-TEX Be a Rockstar' competition to win a wildcard for the professional event. The three best men and women also enter the final of the amateur competition, where they set their own boulders with professional athletes with whom they then go head-to-head on the rock. The limit of the competitors of 'GORE-TEX Be a Rockstar' is 100 people (men and women). To register go to .

When it comes to music you should expect the best. During the final we’ll see top beatboxers with the most famous German beatboxer Robeat, born in Stuttgart. Shortly after him, there will be a performance of an Austrian band The Beth Edges which is going to be supported by a Swiss rock band called Sideburn. The following Myspace music battle of the bands, beatboxer and DJ will be a culminating point of the whole event.

Best live music guaranteed
(photo: Christian Pfanzelt /

For more photo or information please visit the competition website:

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