Mark your calendars for Saturday 7th October for the…
The East Anglian Bouldering Championship premiers Saturday 7th October at Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich.
Aimed at attracting climbers of all abilities from around the East Anglian region, we want you to join us in showcasing your bouldering talents and be in with a chance of winning the inaugural edition of the region’s premier bouldering competition.
This is an open competition but we do have a minimum requirement, if you are one of the lucky 20 to qualify for the grand final, we require you to be a regular climber at one of the climbing centres in East Anglia. Here are some examples
Once the top 20 athletes in each category are confirmed, we will be looking to verify all of the entrants with the gyms they have nominated as their home gym.
The event will consist of two qualifiers in the day with the grand final taking place in the evening.
This year, we will have the Highball routesetting team headed up by Guy Copland and we are super excited to announce that we have Jakub Stec (he sets at many of the walls across the region) and Sam Whittaker of the Climbing Works joining the team. With a huge amount of experience and local knowledge, expect the problems to be a test; both physically and mentally!
To help us cater for as many climbers as possible, we will run 2 qualifying sessions. Both of these will be held in the afternoon of 7th October 2023. You can select your preferred session when you register.
We want to see climbers of all abilities competing for the title. If you feel you have a shot at competing in the grand final, we advise you to book on to the first qualifier. This will enable you to have enough time between qualifying and the finals to rest ready to battle it out for the title.
The Qualifying round is the informal part of the competitions where climbers are expected to self mark their scores as they attempt the 30 qualifying problems. The problems will range in difficulty, starting at font 4 and getting progressively harder.
We will be using Griptonite to track everyones scores so if you do not already have this, download the app ahead of the day to prevent any complications or delays.
The top 20 scoring Male & Female competitors go through to the grand final in the evening.
Date: Saturday 7th October 2023
Location: Highball Climbing Center, Norwich
Registration closes Wednesday 4th October @ midnight
Entry fee: £12.50
Qualifier A – 11am – 1:30pm
Qualifier B – 2pm – 4:30pm
Isolation – 5pm – 6pm
Finals – 6pm
The top 20 scoring Male & Female competitors go through to the grand final.
We will be awarding prizes to the top 6 male and female competitors.
The high point of the championship will be the evenings Grand Final where the top 20 scoring Male & Female competitors compete for the title of East Anglian Bouldering Champion.
Each finalist will attempt 4 boulder problems each in the 4 minute format under the lights on the XCULT comp wall.
This will be an exhilarating couple of hours with every competitor being stretched to the limits of what they are capable of. Backed by the excited Highball crowd, this will be an evening to remember as they push their limits and make their way up the blocs!
Each competitor will have ‘4 minutes’ (4Dead) on each problem. If you are on the wall when the timer gets to 00:00, your time is up!
This year, we will be running a team event. To enter, you need to meet the following requirements:
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams who compete.
This year we have a grand total of £2000 in cash prizes for the top 6 competitors in each category. Here is a breakdown of what you can win:
1st – £250
2nd – £175
3rd – £150
4th – £100
5th – £75
6th – £50
1st – £200
2nd – £100
3rd – £60