BOLDER.23 – The Biggest Social Bouldering Competition Yet!
BOLDER.23, our highly anticipated social bouldering competition, took place on Saturday, June 3rd and exceeded all expectations, cementing itself as our biggest event to date. From the crack of dawn until the twilight hours, climbers from far and wide came together to showcase their skills, determination, and passion for bouldering.
The day commenced with an early start, as our eager participants arrived promptly at 6:15am, preparing themselves mentally and physically for the challenges that lay ahead. With the first climbers hitting the walls at 7:30am, the energy in the venue was palpable. From novices to seasoned pros, a total of 284 competitors pushed their limits and embraced the spirit of friendly competition throughout the day.
The highlight of BOLDER.23 was undoubtedly the intense finals, which featured the Open A and Open B categories. As the day progressed, the crowd grew larger and more captivated, eagerly watching each climber defy gravity and conquer the challenging routes set by our talented team of setters. The atmosphere reached its peak when DJ Luke Henry took the stage at 5:30pm, creating an electrifying ambiance that fueled the competitors and audience alike. The combination of heart-pounding climbs and an epic soundscape made the finals an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made BOLDER.23 a resounding success. First and foremost, a big thank you goes to our incredible staff, whose tireless efforts and meticulous planning brought this event to life. Their dedication ensured a seamless experience for both competitors and spectators.
We extend our sincere appreciation to our enthusiastic volunteers, who selflessly contributed their time and energy throughout the day. Their unwavering support and willingness to lend a hand played a vital role in making BOLDER.23 a memorable event for all involved.
To our team of skilled setters, we commend you for designing routes that challenged and inspired our competitors. Your creativity and attention to detail were evident in every climb, showcasing the artistry and technicality of bouldering.
Last but certainly not least, we express our gratitude to our generous sponsors. Their unwavering support and contributions helped make BOLDER.23 a reality, providing the resources and support needed to create a truly remarkable event.
BOLDER.23 has left an indelible mark on our bouldering community, reminding us of the power of friendship, perseverance, and shared passion. We are honored to have hosted such a momentous event and look forward to continuing to push boundaries and inspire the next generation of climbers.
Thank you once again to everyone who made BOLDER.23 an unforgettable experience. Until next time.. Go forth. Boudler.
Cover photo by Alejandro Carriel (@inthemoodforlove.ale)
OPEN A Mens
🥇 – Jesse Ruffini
🥈 – Jareth Haagen
🥉 – Trent Searcy
OPEN A Womens
🥇 – Tao Murasawa
🥈 – Judith Carroll
🥉 – Chiqui Manalastas
OPEN B Mens
🥇 – Tom Park
🥈 – Joshua Haffer
🥉 – Lachie Sund
OPEN B Womens
🥇 – Joanna Lazniewska
🥈 – Celeste Dixon
🥉 – Chloe Addison
OPEN C Mens
🥇 – Harvey Tai
🥈 – Mike Dejager
🥉 – Maxwell Brogan
OPEN C Womens
🥇 – Jasmine Nichol
🥈 – Angela Tsui
🥉 – Bella Murray
We were fortunate to have multiple staff and volunteers take photos throughout the day. Click the links below to view each collection – Be sure the tag the photographers when sharing to your socials!
Relive the excitement and watch the Open A and B finals!