Upcoming Spring 2010 Climbing Competitions

Upcoming Spring 2010 Climbing Competitions

There are quite a few interesting climbing competitions coming up that I think are worth mentioning beyond those mentioned in previous posts (April 10th Climbing For Cancer Challenge in Colorado and Dallas, TX and the April 23-24 Earth Treks Roc Comp).  Other upcoming comps include the following:

Battle in the Bubble


Coming up May 14th and 15th is the aptly titled Battle in the Bubble in Boulder, CO:

On May 15, 2010, on the shores of the Boulder Reservoir in Boulder, Colorado, the world’s bouldering elite will throw down in one of the nation’s most dramatic settings for some serious cash. With unprecedented media coverage, The Battle in the Bubble is the new model for high-end competition climbing raising the bar to be the highest profile, most watched, American climbing event to date.

A citizen’s comp & wildcard round starts on Friday at the Spot and if you have what it takes, you’ll be climbing with the pros in qualifiers the next day. Register now!

On Saturday, bring the family to the Boulder Reservoir and spend the day. Start your morning at 9:30 by walking for a cause with the 2010 Walk MS Colorado. Then at noon, munch a picnic lunch and gather your strength to test your skills in the afternoon trying out the many demo activities from slacklining, to stand up paddle board, and more. Get yourself to the top of the climbing wall for a chance to win a VIP trip to Vail for the Teva Mountain Games.

Starting at 4PM, explore booths from local vendors, grab a burrito served up by Wahoo’s, and sip some Avery beer in the Access Fund beer garden.

And the climax to the day starts at 6PM. Don’t miss the country’s biggest and most exciting climbing competition, the Pro Bouldering Invitational! 20 of the world’s best men & women climbers get into it for real … 4 elimination problems leading up to the final head-to-head battle for the 1st Ascent and Champion Title!

Join the pro-athletes and the Access Fund Sunday morning for breakfast and the Eldorado Canyon Trail Day. Time to give back and take care of the places we love! Clean up begins at 9AM and goes until noon. Wear your work clothes, plan to get dirty, and have some hard-working fun.

Here’s a promotional video put together for the comp:

“Battle in the Bubble” Pro Invitational from Cedar Wright on Vimeo.

Full Battle in the Bubble details

The Pebble Wrestle


Akransas’ Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is well known for it’s 24 hour route climbing competition, and on April 10th they are holding the 1st Pebble Wrestle bouldering competition at the Ranch.

Competition Overview:
Points are earned by completing a problem from start to finish with no deductions for multiple tries. Completion of a problem or send is determined by either topping out or controlling the final hold. The final score will be the sum of the point values for a climber’s top ten completed problems or sends.

Pre-Registration fees are $40.00 for competitors and $25.00 for spectators. Pre-registration must be submitted by Saturday March 27th.

The registration fee will be $50.00 for competitors and $25.00 for spectators after March 27th.

The registration fee for the competitor will cover the climbing and camping for the whole weekend, dinner Saturday night, a t-shirt, schwag bag, prizes, and 2 raffle tickets.

The registration fee for the spectator will cover the camping and climbing for the weekend and dinner Saturday night.

Standard HCR fees apply to any additional climbers and/or campers.
New Belgium Beer Company is sponsoring this event plus there will be a band playing Saturday night after the comp.

Schedule will be as follows.
Check in time will be from 8:30a – 9:30a
Climbing will be from 10:00a – 5:00p
With band and festivities following.

Full Pebble Wrestle details

Moe’s Valley Maintenance & Competition


The last event is a competition and maintenance day in Moe’s Valley, UT.  It’s a bit short notice as the event is tomorrow, but it’s nice to see at least a portion of the day being devoted to cleaning up and taking care of the area:

Lately there has been a huge influx of new climbers to Moe’s Valley. This has led to increased impact on the fragile area. It is time to take the initiative to minimize this impact by creating a concise network of trails. we will be building Cairns to mark intersections, delineating existing trails with rocks, etc. Trash cleanup is also a major priority, as some areas are littered with nails, random pieces of wood and glass. Your help will be greatly appreciated by everyone who enjoys this area. Bring your work gloves, shovel, rake, whatever you think will be useful for trail-building.

Full Moe’s Valley Maintenance & Competition details

Any other cool competitions coming up???

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6 Responses to Upcoming Spring 2010 Climbing Competitions

  1. joel March 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    another comp i don’t think you’ve mentioned is tour de bloc nationals at joe rockhead’s in toronto, may 22-23. canada’s bouldering competition series’ ultimate event–strong climbers from coast to coast throwing down in one hell of a city. definitely going to be good.

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  2. sweatpants March 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    That’s because the narc hates Canadians. I often have overheard him saying slanderous things about our awkward neighbors to the north… not a really nice guy that narc is to be honest. He also throws rocks at puppies, fyi.

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  3. joel March 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    was that him at the niagara glen wrapped in an american flag with a smith and wesson on his hip? i couldn’t make out most of what he was saying, just a bunch of rumbling about ‘communist healthcare’.

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  4. Egghead March 28, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    $25 to watch a bouldering comp. Ummmm… No?

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    • greg March 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

      im still amazed people even compete in any comps due to the price. i know i gave up after doing 2 abs comps last year. wasnt worth the money in gas and etc when i could be crag side cranking

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  5. Luke March 31, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Here is are a few links to a pretty sweet looking comp that just happened called Sky Masters:



    Sounds like we need something like this state side to make Sport climbing cool!

    – Luke

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