The Sydney Bouldering Series kicked off this last weekend, this is a short preview of what it’s all about and how you can get involved.
What is the Sydney Boulder Series?
The Sydney Boulder Series is a premier pumpfest competition across five rounds and featuring five gyms. Climbers will compete at each gym on separate dates and log their scores into the Fingercomps App. This will summit in an exhilarating finals event at Nomad Bouldering for Open A and Open B competitions.
How does the boulder series work?
Each round runs in a pumpfest format. This means you’ll have three hours to climb your heart out. All climbs will be allocated points and you will log your climbs using the Fingercomps App. Only your eight highest-scoring climbs add up to your final score.
Climbers will need to participate in at least four of the five rounds to get an overall ranking and a shot at the Grand Finals for Open A & B on 22 May.
Keep up to date with any final’s details on the Nomad Bouldering competitions page.
Where and when will the boulder series be held?
Round 1 – 27 March – BlocHaus Marrickville
- 9am-12pm – Youth A & B
- 11am-2pm – Open A & Masters
- 2pm-5pm – Open B
- 3pm-6pm – Open C & Inclusive
- 5pm – Series launch party
Round 2 -10 April – Sydney Indoor Climbing St Peters
Round 3 – 24 April – 9 Degrees Waterloo
Round 4 – 8 May – Skywood Climbing
Round 5 & Series Finals – 22 May – Nomad Bouldering
For specific details on each round – head to each gym’s facebook event page closer to the date.
What categories can I enter?
This year’s categories are: Open A, Open B, Open C, Inclusive, Masters and Youth. Choose your category using the guide on the ticket page.
Don’t worry – if you accidentally find yourself in the wrong category, there will be the opportunity to change it after round 1.
How much does entry cost?
You can buy single-round tickets, or a season pass to the Series here:
$90 series pass: entry & registration to all five events and all five venues, plus a limited edition 2021 Sydney Boulder Series tee
$25 single round pass: entry & registration for one event at one venue in the 2021 Sydney Boulder Series
Please note: to participate in the Series you will also need to be registered with Sport Climbing NSW/ACT — you can purchase your $20 NSW State Membership here.
Will there be prizes on offer?
There will be loads of gear, goodies, and prize money up for grabs thanks to our sponsors: Mountain Equipment, Scarpa Australia, Tokyo Powder, Tension Climbing and Donut Crash Climbing.
Make sure you’ve completed the waiver before you arrive by visiting any of the gym’s websites if it’s your first time visiting.
Each round will run in accordance with a COVID-safe plan. Please take note of the instructions at each venue and stay home if you’re feeling unwell.