Oktboulderfest 2009 – Vertical Endeavors, St Paul, Minnesota

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Vertical Endeavors St. Paul is pleased to be hosting Oktboulderfest — a celebration of bouldering — on October 24th, 2009. Oktboulderfest will be our 2nd annual American Bouldering Series competition. Now in its 11th year, the American Bouldering Series has grown into the premiere competition format for climbers of all ages and abilities. I coached our Advanced Team at the National Championships last year in Boulder, CO and was able to see first-hand the incredible energy displayed. There were over 2,500 in attendance!Building on the tremendous success of our annual Passion for Flashin’ competition, (16th year, 180+ competitors in 09’!) we hope to make Oktboulderfest one of the largest bouldering comps in the Midwest. Currently we have all of the volunteers, routesetters and exciting new holds that we need for a successful competition. You don’t have to be German, you don’t have to wear lederhosen (although you should) — you don’t even have to like Schweinsbraten. The only requirement — you MUST love to boulder.

Just like last year’s bouldering comp, we will have LOTS of free stuff from climbing companies to dish out in a superb raffle and enough coffee to drown yourself in the morning. Oktboulderfest is sanctioned by USA Climbing and the American Bouldering Series (www.usaclimbing.org, ABS comps take place all over the country). With five youth and five adult categories, there will be plenty of options for everyone—of all abilities. Climbing competitions are all about having fun within the climbing community and challenging yourself, not about who walks away with the prize. Preregister today. Vertical Endeavors St. Paul 845 Phalen Blvd St. Paul, MN 55106Tentative Schedule of Events8:30-9:15am – Registration 9:30-12:30pm – Climbing 12:30-1:00pm – Tabulate Scores/Raffle 1:00-1:30pm – ResultsCategories Adult Categories Recreational Intermediate Advanced Open ( born 1993 or earlier) Masters (born 1970 or earlier) Junior Categories Junior (born 1991/1992) Youth A (born 1993/1994) Youth B (born 1995/1996) Youth C (born 1997/1998) Youth D (born 1999+)Pre-registration Price: $25 for USAC Members // $30 for Non-USAC MembersDay-of Registration Price: $35 for USAC Members // $40 for Non-USAC Members Don’t want to compete but still want to participate? We are always looking for volunteers! Route Setters on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Judges, Spotters, & Registration help on Saturday, October 24th, 2009

For more information visit:www.verticalendeavors.com

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