15 January, 2017

Chimera Blokfest = totally banging!

Hi all,

After a super fun day yesterday and an awesome event at Chimera you can check out all the results from all the categories from the link here;

Below you can also see the finals results and be sure to check out our Instagram feed @blokfestuk or #blokfest for all the action from the day and the finals. Plenty more coverage to come also via EpicTV and photos from Ed Wong amongst others.

It really was a brilliant day, a huge thanks to the team at Chimera for having such a sick bouldering centre and our amazing partners.

Five Ten
Vertical Life
Serious Climbing
3rd Rock
Five Finger Thing t-shirts
Dark Ventures
Szent Chalk
Onsight Nutrition

05 January, 2017

Boulder Brighton highlights and Chimera round #3

Happy New Year Blokfest fans.

So if you haven't seen it yet check out the awesome video from EpicTV from the Boulder Brighton event here. http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/british-big-guns-descend-on-brighton-blokfest-2016-%7C-climbing-daily-ep834/605778

We now are also SO close to event 3 and heading to a new venue in Tunbridge Wells - Chimera Climbing Centre. This is on Saturday 14th January and it is set to be totally awesome with great walls, epic comp wall and bar/ DJ's until late. We can't wait to start setting next Thursday.

So psyched now for what 2017 is holding in store. Bring it on and see you at Chimera.

11 December, 2016

Boom Blokfest round 2 - smash hit!

Hey guys,

Just a quick post to say WOW what an awesome day yesterday and a huge thanks to everyone who took part and got amongst it. We had around 450 climbers in total battling out on a "tricky" tour of blocs and everyone from the youngest Youth C climber in the mornings all the way through to the Masters in the afternoon/ evening climbed so well, tried hard and most importantly had fun.

Results for the day can be seen via this link here. https://contest.vertical-life.info/events/blokfest-2-boulder-brighton
Finals results below.

Special thanks to the brands and people who helped make this event possible and Boulder Brighton for providing an awesome venue and amazing coffee!

Beta Climbing Designs
Rock ON
Cheeta climbing holds
3rd Rock
Five Finger Thing
Onsight Nutrition
Serious climbing
Szent Chalk

Onwards and upwards now through Christmas and to Chimera in January. Stay tuned on Friday for the EpicTV highlights film.

Team Blokfest

Men's finals results

Women's finals results

Molly crushing in finals for the win. 

03 December, 2016

Round 2 - Boulder Brighton

Hi guys,

On Saturday 10th December we will be at the awesome Boulder Brighton for event 2 and we are SUPER PSYCHED for this one. It's safe to say Brighton never disappoints if years past have anything to go by. 

Remember "that move" in finals for the men and Alice Hafers incredible effort in the women's? Check it out below. 

Anyway, it's an awesome wall with one of the best comp walls around. 
Loads of sponsors stalls, live music, EpicTv on sight and some super funky boulders for everyone to try. 
Get amongst it and see you there! 


14 November, 2016

Mile End EpicTv film

Hi guys,

Check out the awesome film on EpicTV Climbing daily show from the first event of this season at Mile End. We are psyched to be working closely with the legends at EpicTV this years and you can catch a glimpse of the team themselves in the flesh at Brighton.

We look forward now to the next event at Boulder Brighton on December 10th which is set to be totally epic!

07 November, 2016

Biggest event ever in the UK?!

Hi all,

Well, what a way to kick of Blokfest season 5. Our 21st Blokfest event and the highest turn out we have ever had. Ever! Ever! Over 500 climbers.  It's event we also launched our new electronic scoring system with Vertical Life. This allowed for live qualifying round scores for every single person which was really cool!
safe to say it was frantic and is was really fun with some great psyche in the room. At the Mile End

A great show in all in categories with some big scores. Check them out contest.vertical-life.info. It's safe to say the youth are getting strong!!!

Finals saw an incredibly explosive and tight battle with Gracie Martin and Matt Cousins eventually taking away the gold medals at the end of a huge night of action. Check out the finals scores below. 

Place / Name
Tops/ Attempts
Bonus/ Attempts
5th Eugenie Lee
2 / 5
2 / 3
4th Jennifer Wood
2 / 3
3 / 4
3rd Hannah Slaney
2 / 3
3 / 3
2nd Leah Crane
2 / 2
3 / 3
1st Gracie Martin
3 / 4
3 / 4

Place/ Name
Tops/ Attempts
Bonus / Attempts
5th Sam Roberts
1 / 3
3 / 4
4th Max Ayrton
2 / 4
2 / 3
3rd Louis Parkinson
2 / 2
3 / 4
2nd Orin Coley
2 / 2
3 / 4
1st Matt Cousins
3 / 4
3 / 4

A film will be coming out later this week and there is loads of action via our social media channels using #blokfest especially on Instagram.

Champ - Matt Cousins in qualifying.
Photo: Johannes Fiedler
A huge thanks to so many people especially Mile End staff, Rock On and staff, Brenda and her amazing soup kitchen and all our volunteers.

These incredible companies made this possible also.
Dmm, EpicTV, Scarpa, Blocz, Flathold, Cheeta, ClimbSkin Uk, Szent chalk, Serious Climbing, 3rd Rock, Onsight Nutrition and Zlag Board.

Now we re-build and get ready for the Boulder Brighton event which will also be host to the entire Senior GB bouldering team.

Bring it on!

Team Blokfest

03 November, 2016

Blokfest Live electronic scorecards

Hi all - CHECK THIS OUT!!!!

Electronic scorecards and live results at Blokfest.

YES! This has been a beast in the making with Vertical Life but it's LIVE.

For it's 5th season Blokfest is releasing an exciting development - electronic scorecards! After dealing with thousands of paper sheets, manually entering all the scores and making you wait for a few days for the results to be published we decided that we can do better than that! Here are some of the coolest features of the electronic scorecard and changes it will bring:

-Live results throughout each event!
-The results will be displayed on big screens
-The new system allows junior climbers to be split into youth categories and all youth categories will have a podium ceremony after each event!
-Each time you mark your new ascent you automatically see your new rank
-No waiting for results to be published after the event - they are instant!

So make sure your phone/ tablet or laptop is changed and let’s enter the future of climbing competitions this Saturday!

If you are not comfortable with technology, fear not - we will have a technical team available to assist you with any questions.

Note to young climbers' supervisors: if you are supervising more than one child make sure that they bring their own smartphones/tablets where/if possible. If you will be entering the scores for them - create their accounts before the event using simple passwords that you can remember. A little bit of extra effort from you means we can have the full youth category split res
ults at each event and award the deserving young winners.

Watch the video to learn how it works.

Get your scoresheet here. 

Extra Notes:
No www. for domain name.
You cannot submit your score until the event is Live on Saturday.