Thank you to everyone who came along to take part in the second round of the Route Master summer series! We aimed to make this round bigger and better than ever before – did you like the routes? Let us know by leaving us a comment below.
Round 3 will kick off on 20th July.
The aim of the Route Master is to test Cardiff’s climbing community, but to be fun and provide a great reason for us all to meet up and climb together. The competition includes top roping for the lower grades, building up to more difficult routes that must be led. Competitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to compete; there should be routes for everyone from ‘have a go’, all the way up to ‘nails’!
Each round will be open for nine days and will open the weekend after The Crucible bouldering competition round finishes. The competition will be self-scored and each month there will be six routes in total numbered 1 to 6. The route grade will gradually get more difficult as the route number ascends and will be approximately; 1: 3 to 4 2: 5 to 5+ 3: 6a – 6a+ 4: 6b to 6b+ 5: 6c – 7a 6: 7b or higher Routes 1 to 4 will be top rope and routes 5 and 6 will be lead climbs.
What’s more, it’s FREE! You just need to pay your entry to the climbing centre and there’s no additional charge for taking part. We hope to see you there!
The Grand Final is planned for 21st September and to qualify you’ll have to take part in a minimum of two rounds. Vouchers from the Boulders online shop are up for grabs and the prizes aren’t limited to just the strongest climbers, as there will be recognition of improvement through the rounds, as well as fun random spot prizes.
- Round 3: 20th – 28th July
- Round 4: 24th August – 1st September
- Grand final & prize giving (as well as Boulders 5th birthday party!): Saturday 21st September
Round 3 of our bouldering competition, The Crucible, starts this weekend. If our next comp will be your first time, click here to find out more information.