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Tucson News Now Team story

Tucson News Now Team story

“Local youth climbing team to compete nationally” Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 8:39 pm MST Posted by David Kelly, Sports Anchor / Reporter “TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Five members of the competition rock climbing team from Rocks and Ropes, a local Tucson climbing gym, will be competing in USA Climbing’s Indoor Sport Youth NationalContinue Reading

USAC Region 401 Youth Bouldering Championship

USAC Region 401 Youth Bouldering Championship

Our Arizona and New Mexico climbing families got to get together before the holidays and spread some bouldering cheer.  Thanks to the teams, coaches, athletes, parents, volunteers, staff, setters and of course USA Climbing and their sponsors.  Thanks to Case (setter/artist) for the sick poster and Nick VinZant at KVOA for the media coverage. KVOA |Continue Reading

5th Annual BLOC party+BBQ

5th Annual BLOC party+BBQ

93 competitors 125+ people that eat 42 boulder problems 6 finals problems 150+ man hours 75 burgers 25 turkey burgers 75 hot dogs 50 brats 25 salmon burgers 25 veggie burgers 40# of Greg’s “Smoke Yer Self” pulled pork with “Carolina sauce” 1.5 kegs of Dragoon libation 100 various other beverages 110% FUN Thanks to everyoneContinue Reading

USAC Bouldering Youth Local

USAC Bouldering Youth Local

The home team along with Team Mojo, AZR Ascenders, Focus Climbing, CIBA and Ape Index put 113 athletes on the roster for the first USAC Bouldering Youth local of the season. Thanks to all of the coaches, parents, volunteers, setters staff and spectators that helped put this show together! RESULTS available here.

USAC Youth Bouldering Division 4 Championships

USAC Youth Bouldering Division 4 Championships

We had an great time hosting this prominent USAC event for the 4th time! It was our first year in the NEW Division 4, competitive youth athletes from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana converged on Tucson’s Eastside for a chance to go to the National Championships!  Thanks to all the traveling competitors, teams, coaches,Continue Reading

USAC Level 1 Routesetting clinic and NEWS

USAC Level 1 Routesetting clinic and NEWS

December 16th and 17th Seven aspirant setters including our own Gustavo, Scott, Mike E. and Kyle made it through the gauntlet that is Luke’s routesetting clinic and are now Level 1 USAC certified setters!  Luke will be the head setter at the BLOC’s upcoming USAC Youth Division 4 championships, will be offering another clinic inContinue Reading