It’s the time of year where the campus rungs get dusted off and the hangboard areas at the gym are filled with climbers strengthening their fingers in hopes of achieving glory at the latest climbing comps here in the Northeast. Finding dates and times for these comps can be a little challenging unless you visit each page or gym website. We figured we would do you a solid and list the details of all the climbing comps for the 2016-17 season!
Dark Horse Series (www.darkhorseseries.com/events) – A 4-part series consisting of the final comp as the main showdown for the ultimate Dark Horse Champion!
Comp/Round 1: Saturday October 8, 2016. Location: MetroRock Essex, VT from 8:00 AM-9:00 PM
Comp/Round 2: Saturday November 19, 2016. Location: MetroRock Newburyport, MA from 12-8:00 PM.
Comp/Round 3: Saturday December 17, 2016. Location: MetroRock Everett, MA from 12-8:00 PM
Comp/Round 4(Finals): Friday Jan 20, 2017 6:00 PM – Saturday Jan 21, 2017 9:00 PM. Location: MetroRock Everett, MA.
Tri-State Bouldering Series (www.tristatebouldering.com/) – A recent addition to the bouldering circuit that boasts a multi-gym collaboration in an effort to bring together the climbing community through a bad-ass comp series!
Comp/Round 1: November 12, 2016; The Brawl at NJ Rock Gym Fairfield, NJ
Comp/Round 2: January 28, 2017; Power Struggle at Prime Climb Wallingford, CT.
Comp/Round 3: February 25, 2017; Feats of Strength at The Cliffs Valhalla, NY.
Comp/Round 4(Finals): March 11, 2017; The Gotham Citizen & TBS Championship at The Cliffs Long Island City, NY.
The Heist (www.theheistclimbing.com) – A bouldering comp set for women by women! This comp is becoming a regular here in the northeast with this comp being in its 4th season. Check out the footage from past comps on The Heist website!
Rocktoberfest Bouldering and Dyno Comp (https://www.centralrockgym.com/glastonbury/activities/rocktoberfest-2016/) – The name of this comp is self explanatory so if you’re in the area check it out!
October 20, 2016; Central Rock Gym Glastonbury, CT.
Night of the Bouldering Dead (https://www.centralrockgym.com/randolph/activities/night-of-the-bouldering-dead/) – A bouldering comp, some BBQ, and maybe some zombies for this Halloween comp.
October 28, 2016; Central Rock Gym Randolph, MA
Blackout Boulder Brawl (https://www.facebook.com/events/928745300604329/) – Climbing in the dark with some psychedelic colors glowing all around you? Yes, please! Get dressed up and get yo’ comp on for the 6th season of this comp with some tough problems and awesome prizes!
October 29, 2016 at MetroRock Climbing Center in Newburyport, MA.
Boston Boulder Brawl (B3) (www.rockspotclimbing.com/B3) – The date says 2016 in the photo but worry not, you won’t need to time travel to attend this comp as it is really happening in 2017 on April 8. This comp has an interesting format with a “last man standing” finals format. This means if you don’t finish a finals problem, you’re out!
April 8, 2017; Rock Spot Climbing South Boston, MA.
This list will be updated as soon as we get details on upcoming comp information, so bookmark this page and check back for updates! Also, if you know of a comp, let us know and we’ll spread the word!