WOF 2018#43: adidas ROCKSTARS 2018

Bouldering: „Climbing meets Music“ at an intoxicating invitational!

adidas ROCKSTARS 2018

September 2018, Stuttgart (Germany)

Impressive, gravity-defying moves on vertical walls are guaranteed when the world’s 

best bouldering athletes fight for an entry to the superfinal at the annual 

adidas ROCKSTARS invitational that is hosted in Germany on the 21st and 22nd of September. 

The prestigious event draws the top stars of the climbing scene to Stuttgart’s 

Porsche-Arena, because it stages enthralling competition bouldering as intoxicating show. 

The popular invitational contest for the international climbing elite takes place for 

the eighth consecutive time and this year sees one of finest fields ever. Around 

3,800 spectators can share the excitement when World and European champions, World Cup 

winners, and national champions impressively demonstrate why bouldering, i.e. climbing 

without a rope over a crash pad, is considered one of the most difficult disciplines in 

sport climbing. The goal of competitive bouldering is to solve short and complex 

climbing problems in a limited time using as few attempts as possible. Apart 

from power, extreme flexibility and creativity, athletes need motivation and adrenaline 

to reach maximum performance, which is why adidas ROCKSTARS combines white-knuckle 

competition bouldering with show acts and live music. Hot DJ battles, this year with 

beatbox legend DJ Eklips from Paris, create an intoxicating atmosphere.