Climbing Events

Climbing Events
Jul
27
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Hayden Homes Summer Bouldering Comp Qualifying Rounds @ Bend Rock Gym
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am

  

Join Hayden Homes and Bend Endurance Academy as they enlighten you with the Hayden Homes Summer Boulder Comp presented by Bend Rock Gym with Rise Nitro Brewing Company. In it’s forth year this climbing event has grown to the largest and most acclaimed climbing competition 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 crew of friends.

Today, bouldering developed as its own genre and its own “thing”; where some became specialists in this art form. 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 Saturday July 27th 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.

Time Activity Venue
8:00 AM Registration and Athlete Check in Opens (All Categories) BRG
8:45 AM Competitor Rules BRG
9:00 AM Climbing Begins BRG
12:00 PM Climbing Ends BRG
12:30 PM Open Finalist Announced BRG / Online
1:00 PM All Results Posted BRG / Online
5:30 PM Finals Venue Open for Spectators (Bring A Chair!) Good Life
6:30 PM Open Finals at Good Life Brewing Good Life
9:30 PM Awards Ceremony Good Life

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

Slackline Demos & Clinics by Tula Movement Arts @ GoodLife Brewing Company
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The sport and art form of Slacklining has gained momentum and popularity world-wide.

Join Tula Movement Arts Saturday July 27 at GoodLife Brewing for Slacklining Demos, aerial displays, but also a wealth of information. They will be onsite to help get you started and answer questions about these great practices!

Hayden Homes Summer Bouldering Comp Final Round @ Goodlife Brewing
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  

Join Hayden Homes and Bend Endurance Academy as they enlighten you with the Hayden Homes Summer Boulder Comp presented by Bend Rock Gym with Rise Nitro Brewing Company. In it’s forth year this climbing event has grown to the largest and most acclaimed climbing competition 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 crew of friends.

Eventually, bouldering developed as its own genre and its own “thing”; where some became specialists in this art form. 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.

Saturday night the Pro Category Finalists go head to head at GoodLife Brewing from 6pm-10pm.

Be sure to come early, get a beverage, and find a good spot to spectate and cheer. Feel free to bring chairs.

Mike Rougeux, Climbing Director at Bend Endurance Academy, is very excited about this years event and prospective finalists. “We have a great field of some of the top competitive climbers from Canada and the US hoping to get a spot in the finals at GoodLife. The venue and the format makes for a great spectating event and we’re excited to once again showcase to the Bend community how cool a bouldering competition is to watch. It’s face passed, easy to follow, requires athletic power and grace, and there’s always a sense of excitement and drama as climbers lunge to that last hold or try to stick that next move as the clock quickly ticks away.”

The format is simple:

There will be five women and five men finalists from Saturday morning’s qualifying round. There will be four different climbs for each category over the course of the night. Each of the athletes will have four minutes to solve and navigate each route and get as high up the climb as they can. The goal is to get to the top of the climb with the least amount of tries as possible. The climber that ends up with the most amount of tops, or highest holds in the least amount of tries, takes home the prize.

Climbing and bouldering boasts an amazing community of people. Please help spread the good word on this event, before, during and after.

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

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