Rock Over Opening Comp a Success!

Saturday 5th June 2010 saw the opening of Manchester's new dedicated bouldering centre Rock Over Climbing. The opening event, our 'Summer Rock Fest' was an open bouldering competition comprised of a 30 problem qualifying round followed by a mens and womens final.

Despite it being a glorious day outside we had an amazing turnout with around 150 competitors of all abilities from absolute beginners to some of the best talents Britain has to offer, we even had competitors return from their European travels just to compete!

The qualifyers were very close and with such a strong field even some big names just missed out on the finals. The finals themselves were really exciting with all the competitors battling with the problems set by Ian Vickers in front of a massive crowd.

The final results are as follows:

Male Open

1st Nigel Callender
2nd Gaz Parry
3rd Mark Croxall

Female Open

1st Leah Crane
2nd Mina Leslie - Wujastyk
3rd Katy Whittaker

Junior Male

1st Robin Lloyd
2nd James Squine
3rd Michael Hopkins

Junior Female

1st Jennifer Wood
2nd Ellie Cadwallader
=3rd Ellissa Bryant
=3rd Carmel Moran

Full results can be found at:

We would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who has helped us to build the wall and get open, all theose late night t-nutting and painting parties will not be forgotten in a hurry! Thanks also to all the competitors and spectators and all the staff who helped to make our opening a fantastic day!

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