Weekend Preview: Mar 29 – 30

There are some great events going on this weekend. The bad news is that you have to pick just one. The good news is that you can’t make a bad choice, they’re all going to be a blast! We have a multi-discipline comp on an outdoor wall, 2 SCS youth locals, a prom themed bouldering comp, a female-only bouldering comp and Canadian Bouldering Nationals!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Throwdown – University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Cost: Free
Climbing: 10am
Categories: Beg, Int, Adv

This top-rope, bouldering, and dyno comp on an outdoor wall is part of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Climbing Series (MACCS) and only open to college students (please bring a current student ID and class schedule to registration).

Iron Maiden 1 – MetroRock, Everett, MA
Cost: $45
Climbing: Redpoint: 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Finals: 6:00pm
Categories: Youth, Citizens, Pro

This will be the first comp in the Iron Maiden Series, a female-only bouldering comp series. In addition to prizes for the youth/citizens and a cash purse for the pros, there will be a vendor village and all pre-registered climbers are entered into a raffle for a $200+ prize pack.

A Comp to Remember – Doylestown Rock Gym, Doylestown, PA
Cost: $40
Climbing: Redpoint: 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Finals: 8:00pm
Categories: Beg, Int, Adv, Open, Masters (40+)

The theme of this year’s bouldering comp at DRG is PROM!!! So dress up, rent a limo, and buy your spotter a corsage! The comp is open to ages 12 and up. At 7:30pm there will be a slackline comp as well, $10 entry, free if you entered the bouldering comp.

SCS Youth Local Comp – New Jersey Rock Gym, Fairfield, NJ
Cost: $35, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Categories: Youth D, C, B, A & Jr

This SCS comp is open only to youth (19 & under). There will a bake sale fundraiser during the comp.

SCS Youth Local Comp – Petra Cliffs, Burlington, VT
Cost: $40, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Categories: Youth D, C, B, A & Jr

This redpoint SCS comp will be followed by a lunch for everyone, just $5 to get some eats!

Saturday, March 29 & Sunday, March 30, 2014

MEC Canadian Bouldering Championships – Coyote Rock Gym, Ottawa, ON
Cost: $50 Youth, Rec, Exp, $75 Open (cash at door)
Saturday, March 29
Open Qualifiers: 10:00am – 4:00pm
(5 problems, 5min on/5 min off, 20 advance to semis)
Sunday, March 30
Open Semi-Finals: 9:00am – 12:00pm
(4 problems, 5min on/5 min off, 6 advance to finals with at least 4 Canadians)
Youth, Rec, Exp, Elite Redpoint: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Open Finals: 7:00pm
(4 problems, 4+ min on)
Categories: Open & Citizens (Youth, Rec, Exp, Elite)

This is it! Tour de Bloc 11 culminates at the MEC Canadian Bouldering Championships! Please note that the link above, and also here, contains comp details, but does not have the most up-to-date schedule. Find that here. Open participants had to pre-register. Running orders can be found here.




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