For well over a year now, I’ve had ideas of and conversations about bringing pro bouldering or deep water soloing to the Twin Cities. Reading about this event, I’m not sure if I’m one step closer or one step further away.
The time is now to resuscitate the effort. Emails sent. One step closer…
From the article:
Capping off Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013, the Psicobloc Masters Series – the first deep water soloing competition ever held in the U.S. – will be held August 2, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City.
Some of the world’s best climbers will be invited to compete head-to-head on a 50-foot wall using no ropes or harnesses, with only the Olympic Park’s 750,000-gallon freestyle aerial training pool to catch them below. The event will be open to the public and spectators will be treated to a ski jumping exhibition during the intermission periods.
“Psicobloc is an extreme and spectacular form of climbing that will undoubtedly blow everyone’s minds,” says Pro Climber and Event Organizer Chris Sharma. “For years we’ve talked about how this format will be the way of taking climbing to the mainstream. I’m really excited to be bringing this new and exciting form of climbing competition to the Olympic Park in Park City and am sure this will be an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends.”