Pontresina, Switzerland, September 15 – 19, 2014.

 

In total, we welcomed 50 attendees from 12 different countries, presenting recent research in the fields of sports climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering including keynote lectures of L. Vigouroux, T. Fuss, P. Matros, and V. Schöffl. Besides, we got impressive insights into recent expeditions of R. Schäli and U. Hefti.

 

At the same time, the element of actively climbing was not lacking during these days, including the successful ascent of the Piz Palü by seven attendees.

 

Abstracts of the conference are available here (if not being published soon in a special issue of Sports Technology). See also the report on the congress by Laurent Vigouroux in the french climbing magazine.

 

The organizers would like to thank all supporters, sponsors, speakers, and attendees.

 

See you all again in 2016.

 

Urs Hefti, Andreas Schweizer, Urs Stöcker and Peter Wolf

 

 

2nd International Rock Climbing Research Congress

 

Congress Abstracts

Presentations

 

Amca, A. Relationship between climbing specific grip techniques hold depth and maximal finger force capacity of rock climbers

 

Balas, J. The effect of arm position and grip during finger flexor strength measurement in sport climbers

 

Beekmeyer, S. Discovering climbing in artificial structures using digital design and fabrication technology

 

Bonetti, K. Talus fractures in climbers

 

Bourassa Moreau, F. Computer connected force platform performance assessment and training tool for rock climbing

 

Donath, L. Effects of climbing-wall inclination on trunk muscle activation during various static climbing positions

 

Fanchini, M. Internal responsiveness of two methods for assessing maximal strength and peak rate of force development

 

Fryer, S. Forearm muscle tissue re-oxygenation kinetics in male sport rock climbers

 

Fuss, F. Climbing equipment and friction

 

Giles, D. Psychophysiology in climbing

 

Gonzalez, G. A preliminary analysis of motivation and goal orientation in rock climbers

 

Kilgas, M. Static stretching does not impair sport specific measures of upper-limb force and power in rock climbing

 

Mally, F. Surface electromyography measurements of stabilizing ventral muscles in therapeutic climbing

 

Matros, P. Demands on a trainer in sport climbing

 

Orth, D. Hold design supports learning and transfer of climbing fluency

 

Panackova, M. Physiological demands of indoor wall climbing in children

 

Phillips, K. Body position and technique effects on displacement in the dyno maneuver in rock climbing

 

Rolland, L. Females climbers back

 

Romero, V. Anthropometric physical fitness and psychological profile of adolescent rock climbers from the South of Spain - predictors  of  performance

 

Schneeberger, M. Pulley ruptures in rock climbers

 

Schoeffl, V. Finger injuries in rock climbers

 

Seifert, L. Full-body movement pattern recognition - Movement phases detection in climbing

 

Smith, B. Human factors in Avalanche decision making among mountaineers in Scotland

 

Spoerri, M. Numerical climbing fall simulator

 

Vigouroux, L. Prehensile capabilities of rock climbers

 

Watts, P. Geometric entropy during rock climbing – Lead vs Top-Rope ascents

 

Wolf, P. Interaction forces in climbing

Abstracts Climbing Congress Pontresina

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