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All You Need to Know: ARC’TERYX x JACKALOPE Summer of Climb

May 30, 2024 / By vanessa

What is the SOC Boston Event?

Get ready for a 1- day celebration of all things climbing at the Boston Bouldering Project in partnership with Arc’teryx! From an epic bouldering competition with $10,000 in cash prizes and a unique vendor village to live DJ’s and local food vendors, you won’t want to miss out.

What to Expect

For the first time ever, we’re hosting a bouldering competition with three categories: open, citizens, and a special showcase round. We’re getting back to what makes us love climbing and competing, focusing on community and fun. This comp is all about entertaining both athletes and the audience, bringing something new and exciting to the Boston climbing scene. Expect high energy, cool new formats, and a brand-new category that’ll keep everyone on their toes.

How It Works—Comp Format

Open Qualifiers:

Competitors will take on a set of predefined boulders in a modified redpoint format. Your top 6 boulders will count towards your final score. You’ll score each other and verify sends through the honor system. No self-signing or spectator signatures allowed—make sure you have at least 2 signatures for your scoresheet to be valid.

Finals (Skinny WC Finals):

The onsight finals format you love from the IFSC World Cups, but with a twist! Each climber gets 4 minutes per boulder, across 4 boulders. After Boulder 1 and 2, the top 3 competitors advance to Boulder 3, and then the top 2 will battle it out on Boulder 4. The top 5 women + top 5 men from qualifiers advance to finals.

Citizens Round:

This is a classic redpoint round where your top 5 scoring boulders count towards your final score. Just like the open qualifiers, you’ll score each other and verify sends through the honor system. Minimum of 2 signatures required on scoresheets.

Showcase (Knockout Round):

A never-before-seen climbing style that’s exhilarating to watch and compete in! Participants go head-to-head on identical boulders in a “flash or trash” format. The first to top their boulder eliminates the other. Competitors will be randomly seeded, meaning climbers of all ages, genders, and skill levels will race against each other across 4 different boulders (rounds) to find out who’s the last one standing.

Who Can Compete?

Everyone! We’ve got a spot for you. Choose from 3 categories, and yes, there are some sweet prizes up for grabs:

Open Podium Prizes (women / men *non-binary included):

🥇 1st place – $2250 + Golden ticket to JACKALOPE + gear goodies
🥈 2nd place – $1500 + Gear goodies
🥉 3rd place – $750 + Gear goodies

+ top 4 winners get an invitation to attend Arc’teryx Academy (Squamish, BC – august 24th)

Citizens Prizes:

🥇 1st place – Gear goodies
🥈 2nd place – Gear goodies
🥉 3rd place – Gear goodies

Showcase (Knockout Round):

🥇 1st place – $500

Join us for a day full of climbing, community, and fun! Whether you’re competing or cheering from the sidelines, the SOC Boston event is the place to be on July 20 2024. See you there!