Everything you need to know about the bouldering competition on the beach !

March 15, 2023 / By audreane

Climbing on the Beach

Some competitions are held over water, but rarely are they held on a beach in Virginia. In fact, this is the first time this competition will be held and it is highly anticipated. The Send it gym team and Jeff Eckert will be hosting this event. There will really be two interesting parts: a high level competition but also an invitation to all enthusiasts. Read on to find out more about the competition format, the prizes and the highlights that are planned.

Three different aspects of climbing

We want to have it all: an invitation to the public to try this discipline, a high caliber of competition for  but also a strong and unique event. Of course we will end with a wild final for pros, but throughout the festival there will be periods to learn the sport with the guidance and supervision of the Send it gym team. An event not to be missed is the DYNO competition. It is a type of event where athletes will jump from one hold to another, it is a spectacular and impressive format to witness in person.

Competition Format

This is a first for Virginia and it will be the biggest event of its kind with Send it so we expect a lot of people. Friday will be dedicated to having fun with amateurs while the semi-final and final will take place on Saturday and Sunday. We will follow the competition format that we see in events of this kind: the qualifications will be open to all but only about twenty athletes will be selected for the semi-final and even less for the final. As it should be done for that, the finalists will not be able to see their opponents make their ascent. In short, we expect a very high level.

The wall and the prizes

To win $10,000, you will have to be a good climber! We are looking for the strongest and fastest climbers to distribute the prize money equally to the men and women categories.We are talking about $2500 for first place and $1000 for the DYNO competition to be distributed among participants for every notable jump or leap. The famous 25 meters wide wall will be installed on the beach and will be a lot of fun for all. Routesetting, which is the art of composing the problems, will be provided by no other than local legend Jeff Eckert.

Come climb, come learn, come cheer

There is a big invitation to all climbers in the area but also to all those interested but not yet climbers. And if you are attending Jackalope for the general experience then don’t miss the final because it is always more spectacular than one thinks. If this discipline is becoming more and more popular, you might be the next person to get into it. We are waiting for you on the beach!