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Rock-climbing competition at Bloc Garten

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

This Saturday, November 13, there is a rock-climbing competition at Bloc Garten, 512 Maier Pl., (next to the dog park in the Scioto Metro Park) in the Brewery District. The competition features a type of climbing called bouldering.

Bouldering is fun to watch and even more fun to do. It is unroped climbing over mats on walls roughly 15 ft high of varying angles. Bouldering problems emphasize gymnastic style strength and technique. Climbers earn points based on how many “problems” they complete without falling.

“Climbing has been an ‘it’ sport for years, as people fall in love with the combination of mental and physical workouts it provides. After being included in the Tokyo Olympics, interest in competition climbing is growing just as fast” according to Matt Roberts, President of 5.life and Director at USA Climbing.

The competition is a sanctioned USA Climbing Bouldering Qualifying Event for youth (5-18) and Collegiate athletes and finishes off with an open citizen competition. During the day, youth and college climbing teams from across the Midwest compete for a chance to qualify for a spot at the Regional Championships.

The gym’s local climbing team, Team Vertical, features athletes from across Central Ohio. Bloc Garten is also home to The Ohio State Climbing Team. These athletes train hard each week and are impressive to watch.

The Citizen’s Competition is for climbers of all ages and abilities. There are prizes for the top three winners of each category—youth, rec, intermediate, advanced, open, masters, adaptive. (divided by how people identify, male or female).

Curious what a climbing competition looks like? Check it out as a spectator or take a chance and compete. The Ohio climbing community is both welcoming and inviting.

Time: 6 PM Registration, 6:45 PM Rules, 7-10 PM Climbing, 10:30 Awards
Cost: $35 for Guest, $20 for Members

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Date:
November 13
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$20 – $35
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Bloc Garden
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Bloc Garden
512 Maier Place
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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