Urban Climb Milton once again played host to their annual boulderfest over the weekend of August 4-5 2018. This year veteran indoor climbing legends, ICP came on board as the naming sponsor & what a match made in heaven it was! The combination of Urban Climb & ICP made for one hell of a weekend & with the support of brands such as CLIF Bar, Climbing Anchors, K2, Pinnacle Sports, Chalk Monkey, Black Diamond & Szent you know this was going to be one event not to miss!
Urban Climb Milton’s purpose built bouldering facility is perfect for these competitions which is half of the reason why it runs so smoothly. The other half would be the amazing crew they have running these events, the schedule was on lock down both days with all cogs turning in synchronicity, from the competitor briefing to the live streaming & everything in between.
The route setters were out to please with some of the finest problems on some of the best new holds the industry has to offer. As a photographer, I was pretty stoked! I also need to make special mention to Fred & Blake for the flawless hanging of the sponsors banners around the gym, best I have ever seen & really made it easy to get branding in the photos… nice work boys.
Day 1 (Saturday) was a huge day, starting with the Youth D & X categories, followed by Youth B & C, Youth A & Juniors, 2 sessions of Open A Quals & finally the first round of Open B. Day 2 (Sunday) started with an enslaught of Open B competitors, 3 sessions of them! then Masters & Open Social rounds followed by the much anticipated Open A Finals!
The route setters really let their imaginations fly when it came to setting the finals routes. They went as far as to build some huge rubix cube from hell to bolt to the roof of the cave just to keep the Open A finalists on their toes, or off them…! As always the finals was a huge spectacle with plenty of “ooohs” & “ahhhs” bellowing from the crowd as they watched on through the fingers at times. If you missed it, you can always relive the glory via the live stream which you can find HERE.
Set In Stone Photography was proud to be the official media partner for this event covering all the action over the weekend. It was great fun to capture & truly is a community I am proud to be part of!
To check out all the photos from the weekend, use the links below to navigate to the galleries & find a shot of you or your friends crushing or cheering on from the sideline!
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