dark horse bouldering series
It all comes down to this! The winners of the first 3 rounds plus the qualifiers from the day's competition put it all on the line for the grand prizes and all the glory!
The finals will bring it all back to Everett where packed crowds will come to watch the best climbing comp in New England!
Kasia Pietras wrestles with women's final problem #2. Photo by Mike Halsall.
This past weekend Everett hosted the third round of competition of the 2013 Dark Horse Bouldering Series and it was a hell of a show! Competitors came from near and far to take part and made it one of the most exciting rounds to date.
This past weekend Newburyport hosted the second round of the Dark Horse 2013 series and it was a doozy!
The walls were hopping, the chalk was flying and the climbers were all super psyched by the energy in the room. In the end, the field was narrowed down to 16 Young Gun finalists and 9 men and women in the pro finals. The crowd stuck around to watch the drama unfold as the finals problems presented some stiff challenges. Men’s #2 went unfinished by all the competitors while only the winner, Josh Levin, flashed #3. Meagan Martin sailed through the women’s finals in dominating style—not bad for her first Dark Horse!
Final results for this comp, and all others, can be found here. While you’re there, register for next months round in Everett on December 15th!
The 4th season of the Dark Horse Series kicked off last month in Everett with a crazy amount of strong climbers, sick problems, roaring crowds and folks from age 4 to 40 something kickin’ butt. Local Vasya Vorotnikov and out-of-towner Isabella Faus took the big prizes home in dramatic fashion in front a roaring crowd while climbers of all ages took prizes at every level.
Did you miss it? Don’t worry, there are still 3 rounds left and the grand prize is still up for grabs. We are beyond happy with the way this comp has become such an event in the local and regional climbing scene. In addition to a bunch of regulars who know our walls from countless sessions in our gym, we saw some big names travel a long way to compete. In fact, there was a French Canadien team that made the trek, filling the air with “allez!” and giving the event a cool international With so many climbers competing for prizes, for pride and to challenge themselves, it’s a great vibe and a fun way to spend the day.
The next round will take place in Newburyport on the 17th of this month. That’s almost a week away! After that, we’ve got round three on December 15th and the big finale in January, both back in Everett. This thing has been gaining momentum since it started 4 years ago, we can’t wait to see what will happen this year!