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:
The Pebble Wrestle
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.
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.
Any other cool competitions coming up???