Registration is live for The North Face Open

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8/18/11 – Registration is live for The North Face Open, the season finale of the 2011 Unified Bouldering Championship Pro Tour. The competition, taking place September 23-24, will be featured as the headlining sport at the Nor’easter Outdoor Sports + Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. All registered UBC athletes receive free weekend passes to the festival that includes performances by Rjd2, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Okkervil River in a lineup of more than 20 bands. In addition to the musical performances the festival will showcase a UCI sanctioned Cyclocross Race, the Ridiculissma costumed run through Burlington, kayaking events and sport clinics and demos.

ThismarksthesecondyearinarowthattheUBCProTourseasonfinaleisthefeaturedsportattheNor’easter.AsPeteWard,managingpartnerofNE2CProductionsexplains,“Havingthesportofclimbingbeamajordraw,maybeTHEmajordraw,atafestivalliketheNor’eastersaysalotabouthowfarclimbinghascomeandit’salsoareminderoftheenormousopportunitiesthatlieahead.WealllearnedalotaboutwhatisultimatelypossibleforoursportattheEMSProinCentralPark.WiththemainstreamrecognitionthatcamefromthateventandthesubsequentnewsthattheIOCisconsideringclimbingtobeanOlympicsport,thetimeforclimbingtoputit’sbestfootforwardisrightnowandTheNorthFaceOpenwilldojustthatinfrontofthousandsofNor’easterattendeesandinoneofthemostgorgeousoutdoorcitiesintheentirenortheast.”

A$10,000cashpursewillbeatstakeonthisfinalstopofthe2011UBCProTour.CoverageofTheNorthFaceOpenwillbebroadcastliveontheinternetinfullHDonubcprotour.com.(BroadcasttimesTBA)ThefollowingUBCProTourstopwillbeABSNationalChampionshipsinFebruary,2012.

ToregisterforTheNorthFaceOpenvisitwww.ubcprostore.com.

For more previous competition results, photos, and video, please visit www.ubcprotour.com.