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
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