Crucible – Round 3


The Crucible is our bouldering competition that runs twice a year during the summer and winter. The aim of The Crucible is to test Cardiff’s bouldering community, but to be fun and provide a great reason for us all to meet up and climb together.

Each round runs for nine days, so you have plenty of opportunity to come and try the 30 boulder problems. The competition is self-scored and the grand final takes place after the last round.

Competitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to compete; whether you’re a V14 climbing beast, or new to the sport, each round is designed with you in mind. The categories are: adult male, adult female, junior male and junior female.

The grand final is planned for 7th 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 fun random spot prizes, including recognition of those who have improved through the rounds.

And the best bit… it’s free! You just need to pay your entry to the climbing centre and there’s no additional charge for taking part.

The summer Crucible dates :

  • Round 3: 6th – 14th July
  • Round 4: 10th – 18th August
  • Grand final: 7th September 2013. 10am – 6pm
Information about The Crucible grand final: There will be two categories: Those who finish with the top scores of The Crucible qualify for the ‘elite’ category and everyone else is able to enter the ‘open’ category. You must take part in at least two rounds of the summer series to be able to qualify for the grand final.
The Crucible summer series grand final 2013 prize vouchers for the Boulders online shop:
Category/ Position  1st 2nd 3rd
Elite Male £100 £50 £25
Elite Female £100 £50 £25
Junior Male £50 £25 £10
Junior Female £50 £25 £10
Category/ Position (on the day entry acceptable) 1st
Open Male £50
Open Female £50
Youth Open U15 £50

There will also be 10 £5 Boulders online shop vouchers up for grabs on the day of the grand final, including a family prize (highest score as a family), most improved (most improved over the three rounds), a taking part award and a whole host of other random prizes on the day.

Get training and we hope to see you there!