2014 Blacklight Bouldering

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2014 ABS 16 Blacklight Bouldering Competition + Party

Join us for the 10th Annual Blacklight Bouldering competition – also known as, one of the BEST climbing events in the region! This unique event combines the FUN of black lights with the EXCITEMENT and ENERGY of a climbing competition making it just as fun to watch as it is to participate. Improvements to sessions, flow, and decor will make this a year not to be missed! And, did we mention the DJ?! Open to ALL ages and abilities – check out the competition details below. (Volunteer Opportunities available, see additional info at the end of this post.)


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Session 1 @ 11:00am: • Registration FULL • Categories: Youth D, C, B, A • Check-In: 9:30am • Rules Meeting: 10:30am • Competition: 11:00am-2:00pm Session 2 @ 3:00pm: • Registration still OPEN • Categories: Adults & Juniors • Check-In: 2:00pm • Rules Meeting: 2:30pm • Competition: 3:00pm-6:00pm

COST: • $35 through 10/16/14 • $40 after 10/16/14 • Edgeworks Members: $20

Day of registration will be available on Saturday at Edgeworks.
(limited space is available in Session 1)

Competitor Registration Includes: •  BEST ROUTES of the year  •  Black light FUN  •
•  $1500 CASH purse (OPEN Categories)  •  PRIZES and RAFFLE (Adult & Youth)  •
•  After PARTY (21+)  •  BLACK LIGHT Comp T-Shirt (add’l $10, must register before 10/16) 

Once the competition ends, everyone 21+ is invited to join us in the upstairs lounge for FREE beer and the musical selections of the one and only, DJ Johnny Devine. Comp registration not required.

• Open Category Prizes: 1st-$450, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100. (Male & Female OPEN Categories)
• 1st Place in any other adult category will receive a product prize.

USAC Credit and OPEN Category:
• Youth CANNOT get USAC credit for the comp if they compete in the OPEN Category for prize money. In the unusual case that a youth participant wants to compete for BOTH USAC credit AND prize money, you must register for and climb in both sessions. Yes, that means they have to pay twice.

Climbing Time:
• Climbers will be allowed EXACTLY 3 hours to climb. All climbing will end at the 3 hour mark. (This is a change from previous years when we allowed climbers to finish the climb that they were in line for at the buzzer.)


Competition Judges (no experience necessary) Single Session Volunteers: $25 EW Gift Card, comp t-shirt & Karma points.      Session 1: 10:15am-2:00pm   OR   Session 2: 2:15pm-6:00pm

Double Session Volunteers: $50 EW Gift Card, comp t-shirt, pizza & DOUBLE Karma points.      All Day: 10:15pm-6:00pm

We will also need ART DECOR VOLUNTEERS Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to the comp. If you are interested, please talk to one of the friendly faces at the front desk.