Bouldering League


Adult Bouldering League

Find the competitive spirit, form a team with your friends, and go head-to-head with other teams at Bloc Garten. At the end of each session, scores for each week will be totaled and a winning team each session will be immortalized on the Bouldering League Champions Plaque and receive a $400 cash prize. 

Date: 8 week league, January 19 – March 16
Time: 5 – 9 PM
Cost: $30 for members, $60 for non-members

Bouldering League 2

Team Requirements:

  • Teams must be comprised of 2-6 Climbers; all climbers are welcome. Team name must be presented at the time of signup, name can be changed. Scoring will be done on paper scorecards handed out during League times.
  • Non-members do not have to pay for entry during the League meeting time but will be required to pay for entry outside of League meetings.
  • See any gym staff to assist with registration questions or email the Bouldering League Coordinator at Joe@5.life. 

Rules and Scoring:

  • Each climber will have their top 3 boulder sends averaged with that of the other climbers on their team to give each team a weekly score.
  • Each team will have their scores totaled at the end of the session to determine the winner.
  • Scores will be based off your registered flash grade.
    • Flash grade sends will be worth 200 points
    • one grade above flash will be worth 1000 points
    • two grades above flash will be worth 2000 points, etc.
    • ex – if your flash grade is Orange you would earn 200 points for sending an orange, 1000 for sending a blue, 2000 for sending pink etc.
  • Each team will have their lowest week’s score dropped from the final score.
  • Climbs will be limited to the two newest sets and the competion wall at Bloc Garten.
  • All climbs must be seen and signed by someone not on your team, so another team or staff member during meeting time. Videos do not count.
  • Opportunities for bonus points will include posting and tagging @Blocgartencbus and/or @climbingby5.life with the hashtag #BlocABL.

Celebrate the end of this season of Bouldering League with us! Everyone gets a beer, and the winning team will receive a GIANT check with their winnings. Team scores will be announced at the party Thursday, March 30 at 6pm. Snag some climbs, then grab a beer 🤙🍻

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Climber Spotlight: Nick Foster -Director of Routesetting

I got into climbing through a childhood friend. We visited the local climbing gym in Portland, Maine. I found this was something that I wanted to do with my life. I remember going up to the front desk and asking the manager what the process of setting looked like… He slid a wrench across the table and said, “Use one of these”. Much of setting is drawn from outside inspiration. Competitions are a really good testing lab to see what you can make climbers do, how to make climbers think, and interact with what you put on the wall. Setters always get questions. Do you draw it out? Do you have a computer program? For myself, I like to be very spontaneous. Use the holds that are provided and think outside the box to try to get climbers outside their comfort zones. Routesetting and climbers are in a symbiotic relationship. You can look at a boulder and know the climb is ergonomic. You can tell when they're kind of sticking it to the climber and making them do something really uncomfortable. I have been excited to climb with this community, but now with this position, I'm able to challenge the community and stimulate the routesetters. You’re never too young or too old to get into climbing. It's our job to be as inclusive as we can with the products that we put on the wall. We need to allow a new climber that's never even heard of rock climbing to come through our doors and find stimulation and success and challenge seasoned climbers who know their ins and outs and want to have a good session. I encourage and invite the community to always approach the routsetters, even though naturally routesetters are a little intimidating and maybe even a little grizzly. We're just people and climbers like yourselves. We want to know what you find exciting and what you want more of. So don't be afraid of it. We are cooking stuff up in the kitchen and if it does or doesn't taste good, we certainly want to know.

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That's a wrap for Bouldering League! Thank you to all the climbers who competed. Final scores will be announced Thursday, March 30.

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😎☀Banish the “I’m bored” this summer! Sign your kids up for a summer camp adventure. Climbing is fun and an excellent way for kids to make friends and build confidence. Enroll them today for summer climbing camp☀🧗‍♂️ Link in bio.

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☘️St. Patrick's Day☘️ Come celebrate with us! Buy one, Get one on day passes all day! Find the shamrocks around the gym to win prizes! Climb with us on Friday, March 17.

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🚨Climbing Clinic 🚨Have you ever hit a mental plateau in your climbing? That next move looks and feels impossible to hit just right. Join our upcoming clinic to learn mental techniques to keep yourself climbing your best and push to new heights. Wednesday, March 15 6:30-8pm. Sign up today! Link in bio.

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🚨 25% off Ropes 🚨 All March long is 25% off ropes and rope accessories. Get ready for the outdoor climbing season and get a fresh rope for your next adventure! If you have any questions about your current rope or purchasing the right rope, ask a team member at the welcome desk.

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Having a blast at climbing camp today🤩

Don’t forget about our summer camps. Sign up today to save your spot! Link in bio.

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🚨Closing Early🚨 Sunday, February 19, we are closing early at 5pm for a special event.

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