Hayden Homes Summer Bouldering Comp Qualifying Rounds

June 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Bend Rock Gym
1182 SE Centennial Ct
Bend, OR 97702

Join Hayden Homes and Bend Endurance Academy as they bring you with the Bend Summer Bouldering Comp. In only it’s third year this climbing event has grown to one of the biggest climbing competitions in Central Oregon with one of the largest cash purses in the US.

Many of us think about climbing taking place on far away cliffs with lots of fancy gear and slow moving ascents. Over the past few decades, climbing has evolved into a variety of genres; bouldering being one of them.

In its infancy, bouldering was mainly used as a way to train and practice for the big stuff in the mountains. Climbers would get together sans the typical gear and work on their athleticism and rock climbing skills with just some climbing shoes, a bag of chalk, and a few friends.

Today, bouldering has evolved into its own genre where athletes have become specialists in this discipline of climbing. With commercial climbing gyms popping up in every major metro area across the country, rock climbing and bouldering in particular, is quickly becoming a sport that everyone can access no matter where they live or how close the nearest cliff is.

The sport of competitive climbing is growing every year. So much so that bouldering/sport climbing is being included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! Bouldering competitions provide a fast paced sporting event, combined with amazing physical talent and dynamic movement, making this a great sport for both athletes and spectators alike.

The event starts at Bend Rock Gym on Friday June 22th with the qualifying rounds for the Pro men and women and the recreational fields. Friday wraps up with the Advanced and Beginner “For Funzies ” categories where climbers of all ages and skill levels have their chance in the spotlight as they compete for prizes and glory.

Don’t miss the Hayden Homes Summer Boulder Comp Finals at Goodlife Brewing Saturday night from 6 – 10 pm!

Spread the bouldering gospel online with your personal social media networks. #SOBOGbouldering #SOBOGclimbing #bendsummercomp

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