Blocfest Storms The Castle - Results

by Gaz Parry / Jack Geldard Jan/2013
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The Blocfest team upped the ante for the second indoor boulder festival / competition of the 2012/2013 season at the Castle Climbing Centre on Saturday 8th December.

An action packed day for everyone included a massive off width (so big even the Wideboyz would have been confused!), the Traverse of Terror and the Blocfest pull-up challenge. But of course the main attraction was the usual array of 1st class boulder problems set around the various areas at the Castle. There was an awesome atmosphere with live mixes from the resident Blocfest DJs as the day headed towards a very spectacular evening finals. Fluro yellow Holdz for the men and of course Pink courtesy of Volx for the ladies.
 
Besides all the climbing, Evolv , Boreal and Rock On were present with a wide selection of their latest shoes and products for everyone to try and test along with the Nourish Me Nowladies who as always were on hand to make sure everyone got their much needed free recovery drink when they had finished climbing.
 
A massive thanks to all the U16s, seniors, veterans, coaches and parents who helped make another great day in the climbing calendar. A big well done to all those participants who made the podiums and to take you through the day here is a photo journey and video.

Photo Gallery: Blocfest at The Castle:

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Evolv and Boreal show their wares
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Classic shapes on the newly painted Mezz
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Rob Gajland looked strong in qualifying and finished 5th in the final
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Some people would say the Wideboyz influence is wrong. Senior Female Winner Jess Garland shows the way.
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Even the old school were out in force. Neil Gresham in crush mode.
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Main man and Castle chief setter prepares for the final.
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Gaz Parry setting the finals
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Jess Garland taking the swing on Womens Bloc 3 in the finals.
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The crowd is not sure where to look as Tiffany Sothsongsuk and Martin Franiak climb in the final
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We look forward to seeing you all at Reading Climbing Centre for the 3rd festival on January 19th. A special thanks to Round 2 Sponsors Evolv , Metolius and prAna . Series sponsors Boreal , Mountain Hardwear , Rock On and Holdz .

RESULTS:

U16 Male
1st Sebastian Tam
2nd Stan harris
3rd Sam Roberts + Harry Hazeldean

U16 Female
1st Becky Whaley
2nd Eugine Lee
3rd Yasmin Roberts

Senior Male
1st Ondre Nevelik
2nd Jon Partridge
3rd Matt Cousins

Senior Female
1st Jess Garland
2nd Audrey Seguy
3rd Tiffany Soithongsuk


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