Phew! It was our largest Bloc Party yet at Planet Granite Sunnyvale with almost 700 scorecards given out! Great job to everyone who competed!
|Derek, our prettiest emcee
(seen here riding his unicorn),
was there to lend a spot when needed.
|Competitors picked from 45 problems
that ranged from V0 to V10 to get
the most points and to be able
to compete in the finals.
|Even though they don’t compete,
the setters are close by watching
to see how people handle each problem.
| After climbing ended and pizza was had,
climbers lined up for some games
while the setters got to work setting the
final problems for our top competitors.
| Players faced off for a rousing game
of Rock, Paper, Scissors and the chance
to win an Arc’teryx jacket!
(courtesy of Arc’teryx Standord Center!)
|People also tested their throwing skills
in a game of Setter’s toss for the
chance to win a briefcase crash pad! All proceeds
went to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief –
competitors raised $90!
|Finally, it was time for the finals
and the crowd gathered to watch the competitors
with the top scores climb for a cash purse.
|Each finalist had 4 minutes on their route.
But with each attempt counting against them,
they had to find some creative ways to
save attempts and rest.
|The night ended with a raffle
with prizes courtesy of our awesome
and very generous sponsors. We handed
out tons of North Face gear, bouldering pads
from Organics, 8b+ chalk bags, and so much more!
All the pictures taken by our very own Max Stewart!
Another giant thank you to our sponsors and tablers! You guys are awesome!