Boulder Field Masters Series 2019Wednesday, July 24, 2019
WELCOMING ALL CLIMBING ENTHUSIASTS, CRUSHERS + PROS!
The Boulder Field is hosting its first annual TBF Masters Competition Series, powered by Black Diamond and featuring three unique formats:
THE GREATEST FLASHER : THE FORCE MAJEURE : THE MODERN CLIMBER
Comp #2: The Force Majeure
The legendary British climber Ben Moon once said that “Technique is no substitute for power.” This statement most clearly defines what this competition represents. In an era where climbers have four minutes to solve complex coordination combos and the counterintuitive intricacies of the latest dual-tex volume labyrinth, it seems that pure power has taken a backseat. Gone are the PCA days of Chris Sharma and Lisa Rands battling their way through straight-forward, yet viciously powerful moves culminating in wild throws to the lip of the wall. Until now.
This is our throw-back to the years in which pulling down hard was paramount to the tricks, parkour, and ninja-style moves that seem to dominate our comp world these days. Let’s see who is the strongest competitor out there. You’ve got indomitable fingers of steel and the bellowing battle cry of a seasoned warrior? Prove it.
Comp #1: The Greatest Flasher
In bouldering, a flash, or completing a problem on the first try, is the epitome of good style. The Greatest Flasher is the first competition bouldering event to fully embrace and reward this “one shot, one kill” mentality to the fullest. Citizen competitors will compete in a Modified Red-point Round, favoring ‘first try’ ascents, while Pro competitors will be forced to perform their best under the most strict circumstances: one try per boulder.