Weekend Preview: July 24 – 26

2 great comps are going on this weekend. We (finally!) have the next installment of Summer Sweat Fest going down at Climber’s Rock. And the annual summer comp party that is Sun Burn will be hosted by Philadelphia Rock Gym’s Valley location. I’m psyched to head out to Dog Days at CR to get my climb on. See you there!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Sweat Fest Dog Days – Climber’s Rock, Burlington, ON
Cost: $20, $15 for Climber’s Rock members, $5 cash purse ante for open
Climbing: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Categories: Open, Friendly

This comp will have different formats for each category. Open competitors will have 90 minutes (anytime within 5:00pm – 10:00pm) to work on 5 problems scored on tops & bonuses. Competitors in the friendly comp will have as much of the allotted time as they wish to amass their best 6 climbs in a scramble format.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SunBurn – Philadelphia Rock Gym 2, Valley, PA
Cost: $40 pre-registered, $45 day of
Climbing: 11:00am – 4:00pm, 6:30pm finals
Categories: Novice, Advanced, Open, Youth (11&under)

This is a wild and crazy comp! Competitors will have 5 different disciplines (Route [during quals it is top rope or lead, your choice], Boulder, Top Out, Dyno, Slab) to choose from and may compete in as many or as few of them as they would like. For the youth and citizens, there will be winners in each discipline, as well as an overall winner (you must compete in all 5 disciplines to be eligible for the overall winner title). For open competitors, you must complete at least 1 problem/route in each category. Finals will consist of 2 boulder problems and 1 lead climb.

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Weekend Preview: July 19

This weekend sees another new gym open in Canada! This time in London, ON. They also will hold a bouldering competition, in addition to other events, to celebrate.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Grand Opening Comp – Junction Climbing Centre, London, ON
Climbing: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

This bouldering competition is being held in honor of the grand opening of Junction Climbing Centre! It will be part of a full day of festivities. All ages and abilities are welcome to compete.

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Weekend Preview: Jul 5

Most of America will be celebrating Independence Day this weekend with picnics, fireworks, parades and/or 3 day climbing trips, but up in Canada they are celebrating the opening of another new gym! I’ll be getting my firework fix Friday night and then heading over the border.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Grand Opening Comp – Bloc Shop, Montreal, QC
Cost: $35
Climbing: Jr/Rec/Exp: 10:00am – 1:00pm, Open Quals: 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Open Finals: 6:15pm
Categories: Junior, Recreational, Experienced, Open

The much anticipated opening of Bloc Shop in Montreal will be celebrated with a bouldering competition for all!  For the Jr/Rec/Exp categories it will be a 3 hour redpoint and your top 6 climbs (out of 50 climbs to try) will count toward your final score. For Open competitors, it is a 3 hour redpoint qualification with 8 problems scored Bonus/Top. Finals will be 4 on-sight problems. Pre-register with your name, sex, age, and category to info@blocshop.ca and follow the link above to go to the comp FB page and find the waiver to fill out ahead of time.

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