There are three rounds to the series, each round will take place over three weeks. Score cards will be handed out at the start of each round, and competitors will have a three week window to submit their best six climbs. Score cards must be handed in at the end of each visit and will be filed at the Bloc. Each subsequent visit you collect your score card at the front desk, and continue to work problems to improve your score and rank. Unlimited visits and attempts are allowed within the three week window. There will be a live league scorecard updated daily which can be viewed online to chart your progress and compare your rank against other competitors – this way you know when you have to get back to the Bloc to beat them!Categories:
• Open A – higher level open climbers
• Open B – climbers climbing up grade 24/V6 (male) and grade 22/V4 (female)
• Youth A – born 1996/1997
• Youth B – born 1998/1999
• Young Crushers – 2000 or after
Fees:Registration Fee for the three rounds is $80.Dates:
Starts: 18 Feb 2013
Finishes: 10 March 2013
Starts: 18 March 2012
Finishes: 7 April 2012
Starts: 15 April 2012
Finishes: 5 May 2012Competition Rules:
Each round will involve 20-40 boulder problems set specifically for the event.
Working (practising) the moves on a boulder problem is allowed and encouraged.
No part of the climber touches the mat once an attempt has been started.
Climbers must start with both hands in the designated start holds, with all parts of the body off the mat before the first move is made.
Climbers must finish controlled with both hands matched on the marked final hold for three seconds.
Climbers must only use the specified holds.
Climbers will be allocated points at the end of each round for the purpose of calculating an overall rank.
Climbers must wait their turn to attempt a boulder problem.
Climbers must follow all the normal safety procedures and etiquette of the climbing gym.
Climbers are responsible for their own safety. Climbers need to ensure there is adequate padding below them before starting, and organise a spotter if necessary.
Score cards must be verified by a Bloc staff member and submitted at the end of each visit so the live scoreboard can be updated accurately.
An ascent of a boulder problem from the start hold/s to the finish hold scores the allocated points for the climber. Scores will range from 10 to 70 points.
A flash ascent of the problem, first attempt without touching the holds beforehand will result in a bonus point for that problem.
Awesome prizes to be announced soon!
Bloc Contest Entry: For more about the Bloc Contest, click here
Climbers must compete in all three rounds to be eligible for direct qualification into the Bloc Contest Finals. The top five competitors in each OPEN category will directly qualify for the Bloc Contest Finals held in May, these five place getters from the BBL will join the top five place getters from the Bloc Contest for the finals. If you miss out, you still have free entry to the Bloc Contest for another chance to make the finals.
Registration for the BBL costs $80. This entitles you to:
Entry to all 3 rounds of the BBL.
Entry to the Bloc Contest. Click Here for more info about the Bloc Contest.
One complimentary Bloc Climbing Centre entry on day of registration.
Free entry to the Awards Night at Bloc Climbing Centre. Competitors will climb for free, and will be treated to a free BBQ. Bloc will request RSVPs closer to the date.
*Note: if you are not a Bloc member, the standard entry fee applies for each subsequent visit.
You can register at any time during a round. However, if you do not register by the end of round 1, you are ineligible to win the BBL overall prizes, and are ineligible for direct entry into the Bloc Contest pumpfest and finals.
Registrations for/during round 2 cost $40. This allows you to compete in round 2 and 3, and gives you the opportunity to compete for both rounds’ prizes. However, you are ineligible to win the BBL overall prizes, and you are ineligible for direct entry into the Bloc Contest pumpfest and finals.
Registrations for/during round 3 cost $20. This allows you to compete in round 3, and gives you the opportunity to compete for round 3 prizes. However, you are ineligible to win the BBL overall prizes, and you are ineligible for direct entry into the Bloc Contest pumpfest and finals.
The Bloc Bouldering League 2013 is sponsored by Five Ten. First place overall in all opens categories will win a brand new pair of Five Ten climbing shoes. More prizes to be announced shortly.