SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!

USAC Youth Climbing Competition! 10:30am – 1:30pm (Boston, MA)

Come see New England’s top Youth Climbers battle it out in a no holds barred, free for all, Top-Rope Competition.

If you’ve never been to a climbing competition, you’ve never lived.

Check out the video above to find out what its all about!

…and be sure to check out all 52 of our new Top-Rope routes after the comp!!!

-mig-

50 New Problems!!!

I’m a bit late on the update…the problems went up last Wednesday & Thursday, but its better late then never.

Consensus so far is that the problems are great! There are however a few lemons…and by lemons I mean really stiff* climbs and a few softies, but overall really fun stuff.

Get over here and check e’m out!

-mig-

*Third picture shown above…shows ingenuity, but is not allowed if the problem you are trying is too hard. You need to do more pull-ups…

Tired of the same old Boulder Problems?

Well you’re in luck. Our Boston Gym will be resetting the Boulder next week.

Tuesday (March 15th) @ 9am the routes will be stripped.

Setting will start Tuesday afternoon, but most of the work will be done on Wednesday and Thursday (March 16th & 17th) from 10am to ???pm.

Get psyched!

-mig-

Current number of Top-Ropes @ our Boston location.

words…simply…can’t…begin………to describe…

The utter pleasure it is to climb the new Boulder Set at our Lincoln, RI location. Awesome, truly awesome. Check ‘em, out!

As always I’d like to thanks the setters who made it out for this session. Dave Jusseaume, Keith Nadeau, Kump, Paul Rightmeyer, Chris Simpson, Danny Howard, and Lary Norin (?!?). Yes folks, Lary came out of retirement for this one. He only got one problem up, but its a doozy!

So…we listened to our feedback box and changed the following:

1) We set 60 problems this time around (see graph for grade distribution). In this case, less is more. Last set there were 70 problems which led to much confusion and much too much tape and route label removal by the “Bad Footwork Patrol”*

Less Problems + Less Tape & Labels = (hopefully) Less Confusion + Happy Climbers

2) We listed the Boulder Problems 1 thru 60 with an appropriate grade. Simple. Effective. Obvious.

Thats it!?! Keep the feedback coming. Just remember the following… Comments about routes being reachy and sandbagged will be ignored. You’ve been warned**

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*Helpful hints for the “Bad Footwork Patrol”…

Watch your foot as you place it on the hold. Put it on the hold only…do not place it 5-6 inches above the hold then scrape it down the wall before it finally comes to rest on the desired hold. Don’t drag your toes up the wall either.

By following the tips above you will prevent premature tape and label removal as well as make yourself a better climber…win win situation.

**Please don’t take the ramblings of the head setter as either being serious or funny.

OMG!!!

What happened to all of those dirty, reachy, contrived, tape missing, sand-bagged boulder problems!?!

I’ll tell ya! We’ve taken them all down to make room for more… dirty clean, reachy, contrived, tape missing adequately labeled, sand-bagged boulder problems!!! We even mopped the top of the boulder! So for the first week you don’t have to hold your breath while topping out. (I know, we outdid ourselves before we even put a hold up)

Remember, there might (key word is MIGHT) be a few boulder problems up tonight (Monday – Feb 28th). So keep that in mind if you plan on coming down to boulder tonight. Setting will commence on Tuesday march 1st and end on Wednesday March 2nd.

That is all…

-mig-

90 NEW BOULDER PROBLEMS!!!

I’ll keep this one short…We (the setters and I) have outdone ourselves.

These new boulder problems are sooooooooo good. No matter what grade you climb, you will be psyched!

Just how good are these problems? Click on the link below to find out…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7D3bRRecbA

Ha! I would have said they were Duncan Hines Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting Good! But that’s just me. Come on down (or up) to our Boston gym and see for yourself.

-mig-

90 new Boulder Problems!!!

That’s right…90!…New!…Boulder!…Problems!!!

Well, to be perfectly honest 41 were set last Thursday / Friday (Feb 10th & 11th) for our Black Light Member Party (see previous post below) and the remaining 49 were set yesterday and Wednesday (Feb 16th & 17th). But…still…

90!…New!…Problems!!!

Enough of this…check out the chart for the breakdown on grades…then go to our Boston gym and climb!!!

-mig-

Huge thanks to my setters (Keith, Ryan, Kumpy and Paul) for all of the great boulder problems and awesome artwork they created. It was a ton of work, but it was totally worth it…I can’t wait to do it again…Thanks guys!

And thanks to all the staff who helped out with the event.

Check out the pics, and come on by to check out the new problems!

We’ll be taking down the artwork (sob, sob) to make room for more boulder problems. We currently have 41 quality climbs (VB thru V9) with another 49 being put up on Wednesday and Thursday this week!

So if you wanna see the artwork one more time, get here before Wednesday. Otherwise it’ll be too late.

Enjoy…

-mig-

Change of plans…

The scheduled Boulder Reset in Lincoln will not be happening next week (school vacation). It will take place on Feb 28th thru March 2nd. Please see reposted schedule below…

Boston (Boulder)

1) Member Party – Feb 11th – Strip / Set Feb 9th – Set Feb 10th & 11th

Finish setting – Feb 14th & 15th

2) CCS Comp – April 15th – Strip / Set April 13th – Set April 14th & 15th

Boston (Top-Rope)

USAC Top Rope Climbing Competition – March 27th

Gym is to be stripped / reset beginning – March 21st

Routes will be open to non-competitors.

Lincoln (Boulder)

1) Standard Reset – Strip / Set Feb 21st – Set Feb 22nd & 23rd

***New Dates – Strip / Set Feb 28th – Set March 1 & 2nd

2) CCS Comp – April 8th – Strip / Set April 6th – Set April 7th & 8th

Lincoln (Top-Rope)

USAC Top Rope Climbing Competition – May 1st

Gym is to be stripped / reset beginning – April 25st

Routes will be open to non-competitors.