Over 6,000 climbers, including numerous top athletes, have already risen to the challenge. Spaniard Ramón Julián Puigblanque broke the male record, managing to hold onto the Zlagboard for 2:44.35 minutes.
Video: Potapova’s Zlagboard world record
Vertical-Life has been organizing this contest for three years and has so far taken it to around 50 climbing events and festivals.
Nika Potapova is presumably only partly happy with her result at the IFSC Worldcup in Chamonix: a video on YouTube shows her on the hang board for approximately 2:40 minutes – and at the age of just 13.