The Bloc Contest is our major annual competition and is fast becoming one of the most popular and prestigious bouldering compettitions in NSW. The event will be held for the fourth time in May this year and will be open to climbers of all ages and abilities. This year, competitors will have the opportunity to qualify for the Bloc Contest finals before the event, by competing in all 3 rounds of the Bloc Bouldering League (BBL). We have some fantastic sponsors on board and there will be prizes for all place-getters in each category!! Our unique climbing holds and route-setting will make this competition one not to be missed, so add it to your calendar now!!
10:00AM – 12:00PM Pumpfest for all Youth Categories
12:30PM – 2:30PM Pumpfest for Open A and Open B
3:00PM – 5:00PM Finals for Open B Male & Female
5:30PM – 7:30PM Finals for Open A Male & FemaleClimbers top six boulder problems are counted towards the scoring. The top five male and female Open A and B competitors will advance into the final and join the top 5 competitors from the BBL. There will be ten boulder problems for each category in the final.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 – born 2000 or after
Registration Fee for the Bloc Contest is $40.
The Bloc Contest will be held on 19th May 2013.
Each pumpfest will involve up to 100 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 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 handed in at the end of each pumpfest for scoring.
An ascent of a boulder problem from the start hold/s to the finish hold/s 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.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 place-getters in each category. There will be no finals for the Youth categories, and youth prizes will be awarded to the top 3 place-getters in each category at the conclusion of the Youth pumpfest.
Registration for the Bloc Contest costs $40. This entitles you to:
Entry to the Bloc Contest.
All competitors MUST be current 2013 members of Sports Climbing Australia. SCA membership entitles you to compete in all SCA sanctioned competitions in Australia in 2013. Membership costs $15 per calendar year. To become an SCA member, Click Here.