Climb Newcastle News: ASBO 14 Pre-Event Info


ASBO 14 takes place on Friday 9th May 2014 - you can enter the fun competition any time between 12 and 8:30pm and come down to spectate from 9pm for the finals.

What's it about?

The ASBO, or Annual Spring Boulder Open, 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.

How much does it cost?

Entering the ASBO costs nothing more than your normal entry fee.

Plus... you get a free ASBO 14 t-shirt if you are one of the first 200 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 huge loss - if you feel like we're giving you too much then please go and spend some pennies in the shop!

Can I Spectate?

Yes, that's the best part! You'll want to come down to watch the final - 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 14 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 14 winners.

Approx 11pm - After-Party: Unofficial meeting place afterwards will be at the Cluny in the Ouseburn at roughly 11pm for a few beverages.

Who supports the ASBO comp?

This year we're proud to be presenting ASBO 14 in partnership with:

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Holdz Climbing Holds

Manufacturer and retailer of climbing holds, finger boards and bouldering gear.

Mark Savage Photography

Mark Savage Photography

Professional photographer based in the North East of England.