Climb Newcastle News: ASBO 15 - How To Take Part



Annual Spring Boulder Open, it's our biggest event in the Climb Newcastle calendar. In fact there aren't many bigger climbing events anywhere. It costs nothing additional to take part and it is, well, unmissable! The ASBO is a competition that mixes the fun of our friday competitions with a a spectacular final giving the chance to witness the best climbers of the North East and beyond compete.


ASBO 15 takes place on Friday 8th May 2015 - you can enter the fun competition any time between midday and 8:30pm and come down to spectate from 9pm for the finals.


£500 is at stake for the male and female ASBO champions. Plus prizes from Scarpa

How much does it cost?

Entering the ASBO costs nothing more than your normal entry fee and you get a FREE ASBO 15 t-shirt if you are one of the first 300 through the door!

Such a big event with no premium is unusual in the climbing world and yes we do run the ASBO at a loss - if you feel like we're giving you too much then please go and spend some pennies in the shop :-)

Can I Spectate?

Oh yes, that's the best part! You'll want to come down to watch the final - which will likely be epic! - see timings below.

Format of the Day

12-8:30pm - Qualification/Fun Comp: The first part of the day is a fun competition in the style of the Winter Bouldering Series but with a finishing time half an hour earlier, 8:30pm. This part of the competition also acts as qualification for the final with the top 5 male and female competitors going through. Expect a wild variety of problems including some extra special volumes coming out for the occasion. You will have 30 problems to try in the entire difficulty spectrum, font 3-7c and between midday and 8:30pm to try them.

9-10:30pm (approx) - The Finals: At 9pm the finals begin - the top 5 male and female competitors (from any category, in previous years juniors have finished as high as 2nd) will battle it out to be ASBO 15 winners. This will be a spectator event and you will most certainly want to hang around! Spectating is entirely free for the final.

Approx 10:30pm - Prize-Giving and Raffle: At roughly 10:30pm we'll raffle out some prizes, you just need to hand a scorecard in to enter, and crown the ASBO 15 winners.

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