Northern Rocks Boulder Bash is a fun and relaxed event for all ages and abilities. Bouldering is just like climbing, only with no ropes and you climb down or over the top of the lower walls, we're a brand new state of the art facility. It's super fun and our staff will show you around!
We’re climbing to raise money for the Cancer Society NZ, 50% of all entry fees will be donated.
There will be prizes from our event sponsors Rab Equipment, coffee, fun climbs and an awesome community. Come on down and join the fun!
If you don't want to climb in the social competition, the facility is open until 8 pm so you can come in after the competition event and climb with your friends or family.
Every boulder problem in the gym will have a set number of points. You’ll have 2 hours to climb the boulder problems (climbing routes) and the top ten boulders you complete will count to your final score. You can participate for a go at the finals or just for fun and watch the finals!
Categories will be decided based on ability. You decide on your category but we reserve the right to bump you up a category if you have sandbagged yourself (you’re better than you say!) this is Honesty based!!
Fresh off the Blocs (beginner): You’re new to climbing and if you’ve been to Northern Rocks before, you’re climbing Orange or Blue boulders, projecting purple. First timers welcome!
Grade reference V3 and below.
Cuttin’ Shapes (intermediate): You’ve been climbing for a little while, climbing greens and purples and projecting yellow.
Grade reference V3 – V6
Bust A Move (advanced): You’re busting hard moves, climbing yellow and black and projecting white boulders.
Grade reference V6 +
Fresh off the Blocs category will not have a final, these champions will be decided off their boulder bash round scores. The top 6 people in both Cuttin’ Shapes and Bust a Move will enter a final to determine the champion in each category.
Boulder Bash: 11 am – 1 pm
Briefing at 10:45 am
Finals ASAP after the boulder bash
$10 + Facility entry