By Becky Aspell
Photos and video by Bob Evans and Mark Jodoin
On Saturday, November 14th we hosted our first Community Bouldering Competition. This event marked the first citizens bouldering competition we’ve had in over 4 years. When I initially started planning the Community Competition I had the intentions of creating an event that would cater to varying different skill levels and would appeal in particular to those who would be competing for their first time. We ended up with an intimate event that was shared by a diverse group of people, all who experienced a high level of energy and camaraderie. By creating a laid-back atmosphere we were able to eliminate the intimidation that comes with the idea of competing.Emily Aspell and Nicholas Pellegrino took the win overall for the girls and guys. Kim Wall and Stephen Sanborn took Intermediate. Rebecca Flynn and Adam Kane took Beginner. I would also like to give mention to Kevin Donovan for finishing 32 boulder problems during the competition, covering the most volume by far. I am looking forward to planning our next competition! In the meantime check out our video recap to view all the highlights and/or to re-live the event!
The community competition would have been impossible without the help of our sponsors. I would like to thank The Little House Inn and Hostel, Friction Labs, New England ReSoul, Metolius, Sterling Rope, IBEX, Guyaki Brand, Scarpa, La Sportiva, and Petzl.