Monday, January 27, 2014

Power Struggle 8 Bouldering Comp at Prime Climb

The Prime Climb Power Struggle was back for its 8th year running and it was another huge success!  The employees and setters spent almost a week planning and strategically placing about 1,000 climbing holds on a blank climbing wall canvas.  It seems that every year this competition gets bigger and better.  There is never a shortage of talent that shows up to this comp.  Climbers from around New England spent 4 hours trying to qualify for a chance to win one of the coveted plywood plaques and a portion of large cash purse!

This year's proceeds ($1,500!!!) from the competition were donated to Paradox Sports.  Paradox Sports is a non-profit charitable organization that provides "inspiration, opportunities and specialized adaptive equipment so that anyone is able to be an active participant in human-powered sports."  It is amazing that climbers can be part of such an amazing event to help out an important communal cause.

The finals portion of the event did not fail to entertain with high lay-backs, small crimps, large pinches, big falls and strong finishes!  After 4 hours of climbing, open competitors still had enough fuel in their tanks to put on a great show, as shown from the footage below.  Results from the comp can be found here: Comp Results.  Congrats to all the winners and competitors who came out to get pumped on some awesome boulder problems! Check out the highlights from the comp below

Power Struggle 8 Bouldering Comp Highlights:

Power Struggle 8 Champions

Men's Power Struggle Open Winners
From right to left: Vasya Vorotnikov, Josh Levin, Charlie Schreiber

Women's Power Struggle Open Winners
From right to left: Galina Parfenov, Jenna Keller, Maddy Grupper (not pictured)