April 8, 2017–South Boston, MA

The Boston Boulder Brawl is an exciting bouldering competition, which is held at the Rock Spot Climbing location in South Boston, and is in it’s third year. Four divisions will compete through the day for $15,000 in cash and prizes. Below you will find everything you need to know about the competition before you arrive. More details will be added as we get closer, so check back often. In the meantime, you can watch some sick videos from 2015 & 2016! If you have any further questions, please contact Kat Friel at K.friel@rockspotclimbing.com.

Event Details

Divisions

Junior – 13 and under
Recreational V0 – V4
Advanced V4 – V8
Pro – V8 and up

Each division will have a male and female category.

Competitors 13 and under may compete in any division, however ONLY climbers 13 and under may register in the Junior division.

Please register in the division that best describes the level you currently climb at comfortably on a regular basis. For example, if you on sight V3 and sometimes V4, but have to project most V5s you encounter, you should register for the Recreational division. Rock Spot Climbing reserves the right to bump a climber into the next division based on round one performance.

Times

9:30a Registration/check-in opens
11:30a-2:30p Juniors/Recreational round 1
2:45p-5:45p Advanced/Pro round 1
3:30p-6:30p Juniors/Recreational Brawl (final)
6:45p-9:30p Advanced/Pro Brawl (final)
9:30p-midnight After party!

All times are approximate as final rounds may take longer, but we will make every effort to stay to the time schedule. Please note that multiple divisions will be climbing round 1 at the same time. Finals will feature the divisions back to back. Juniors followed by Recreational, and Advanced followed by Pro. Competitors must check in at least 15 minutes before their division begins. Early registration packet pick up will be available, details will be emailed out a few weeks before the Brawl.

Prizes

The stakes are high! In the Pro division, the top 6 male and female climbers receive a cash prize, with first place being $1500! In all other divisions, the top 6 male and female climbers receive prize packages provided by our sponsors.

Pro cash breakdown:
1. $1,500
2. $750
3. $500
4. $250
5. $150
6. $100

Prizes for other divisions include $100 gift cards to Prana, climbing shoes, crash pads, clothing, chalk bags, water bottles, etc. We’ll be adding prizes to the list as they come in, so check back regularly.

Format

Opening round:

  • Climbers will have 3 hours to attempt as many climbs as they wish.
  • Falls will be tracked, and used as tie breakers.
  • Top 5 scores total with # of falls determines if a climber moves on to the finals.
    • Ties are broken using falls, then 6th highest score
    • The top 6 men and 6 women will move onto the finals.

Finals (The Brawl):

  • Running order is the reverse of ranking from round 1
      • First place goes 6th, and 6th place goes first
  • Climbers will have 4 minutes per problem.
  • After each problem, you rest for 4 minutes before moving onto the next hardest problem.
  • This continues until you have attempted all finals problems.
  • If you are unable to complete a problem, points will be awarded for the highest hold controlled.
  • The competitor with the highest points wins!

Traveling from out of town?

How do I get there?

We’re super easy to get to!

If you’re flying, you’ll want to fly into Boston’s Logan Airport and grab a cab or the Silver line. By car, we can be reached via the Mass Pike or I-93. Rock Spot Climbing is located in South Boston, with easy highway access.

Parking:
We have a spacious, complimentary parking lot on C street, about 100′ off Old Colony Ave. Street parking is also available, but please check signs as there are many loading zones and residential spots in our area. Boston will ticket, and nothing ruins a fun day like an orange slip under the wiper blade.

Public Transportation:
We are a 5 minute walk down Dorchester Ave from Broadway on the Red line of the T. There is also a bus stop on the corner of 7th and C streets.

Bike:
Peddle and park in our indoor bike parking space.

Where can I stay?

Unfortunately due to a large event at the Convention Center, hotel prices are high, and rooms are limited. We highly suggest checking out AirBNB as there are several private apartment/condo rentals in the area as well as private rooms available. We are also right off Interstate 93 with a 110 car complimentary parking lot which makes driving in from hotels that are a little further out from the city an easy option as well.

What will I eat?

There are many local restaurants within walking distance of the gym, including a Dunkin’ Donuts across the street. In addition to our wide array of snacks for purchase (bars, jerky, candy, etc), pizza will be available by the slice throughout the day.

2015: the beginning of a legend…

Thinking about becoming a sponsor for 2017? Want to see what to expect before registering to compete? Check out some videos from past years: