Weekend Preview: Oct 23 – 25

Things are getting serious now in bouldering season! TdB12 kicks off, several ABS locals, a UBS, and a chance to wear you Halloween costume at almost every comp listed, make sure it’s sweat and chalk proof!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rocktoberfest – Central Rock, Hadley, MA
Cost: $10 CRG members, $15 non-members
Climbing: 6:00pm

CRG Hadley is dedicating a whole night of Rocktoberfest fun to this dyno competition! Admission to this comp is included in the Rocktoberfest All Events Pass, which is $15 for CRG members and $20 non-members, or you can just enter this event at the prices listed above.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Comp – Rock Spot, Lincoln, RI
Climbing: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This is a fun, low-key redpoint citizens comp. Climbing in the comp gets you free admission into the Monster Bash later that evening in the black lights, so be sure to wear a costume, bring a headlamp and get ready to glow!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Brooklyn Beatdown – BKB, Brooklyn, NY
Youth Comp –
Cost: $40 pre-registered, $45 day of, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Categories: Jr, Youth A, B, C & D

Adult Comp –
Cost: $40 pre-registered, $45 day of
Climbing: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Categories: Rec, Int, Adv, Open, Masters

After finally getting into the comp scene, Brooklyn is going big! They’re hosting an ABS local for the youth first, followed by a citizens comp with a cash purse for Open/prizes for all other categories and then an after party. Both comps will be redpoint bouldering. Parking info here. Everyone gets a T-shirt and swag bag with registration! Don’t miss out!

ABS Local / Citizens Costume Comp – Evolution Rock & Fitness, Concord, NH
Youth Comp –
Cost: $35 pre-registered, $40 day of, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: Youth B, C & D: 10:00am – 1:00pm, Youth A & Jr: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Categories: Jr, Youth A, B, C & D

Adult Comp –
Cost: $10 pe-registered, $15 day of
Climbing: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Categories: Beg, Int, Adv

Two redpoint bouldering comps are going down at Evo also. The kids climb first in an ABS local comp that is split into 2 sessions, make sure you check the schedule for your time! Ribbons will be awarded after your session.
Later that evening the adults will get together for a chill, costumed comp. Prizes for both climbing and costumes!

Blackout Boulder Brawl 5 – MetroRock, Newburyport, MA
Climbing: 4:00pm – 7:00pm, 7:30 Finals
Categories: Rec, Int, Adv, Open

If you are into bouldering in the dark and all things glowing & fluorescent, then this is the  comp for you. Make sure you wear something that will glow under blacklight and err on the side of more, not less, cause everyone gets decked out for this comp! Citizens round/quals are redpoint format and definitely stick around for the finals round, they aren’t kidding when they say there will be crazy problems, you won’t want to miss it!

Allez, Allez, Allez! – Allez Up!, Montreal, QC
Cost: $45
Climbing: Youth: 9:00am – 11:00am , Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm, Rec/Exp: 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Finals: 7:00pm
Categories: Youth, Open, Rec, Exp

Tour de Bloc 12 is finally here! Get ready for a full day of bouldering action and don’t miss the first TdB finals of the season, it should be epic!

UBS S3V10 – Boulderz, Etobicoke, ON

As if UBS bouldering comps weren’t awesome enough already, this one will include a team costume comp, so get ready to send while dressed to impress!

Once my forearms recover from typing all this, I’m going to Allez Up! Not only am I excited to be there for the kick off of TdB12, but I can’t wait to check out this gym. In my travels I have met many people from Allez Up. They have all been so great and I can’t wait to see the gym they call home. Allez, allez, allez, grimpeurs!

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