Sacramento Pipeworks Hosts Record Breaking Bouldering Comp

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The Touchstone Climbing Series is the largest climbing competition in the world! So far this year, the series has visited 8 of our gyms, bringing with it brand new competition routes and boulder problems. “Our TCS events are the perfect excuse for people to check out other Touchstone Climbing Gyms,” said Marketing Director Lauryn Claassen, “It’s fun to pile your friends into your car and make a road trip weekend out of it!”

Bouldering Competition at Sacramento Pipeworks

This months bouldering competition at Sacramento Pipeworks brought record numbers to the gym. Over 450 climbers, and many more spectators attended the event on Friday, October 16th.

Bouldering Competition at Sacramento Pipeworks

Here are the top three scores in the Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner categories.

Men’s Advanced

1. Liam Vance
2. Daniel Beall
3. Radu Popescu

Women’s Advanced

1. Lizzy Asher
2. Elise Buser
3. Katrina Louie

Mens Intermediate

1. Kunal Patel
2. Sean Keehan
3. Eric Valencia

Womens Intermediate

1. Kira Smith
2. Jaclyn Ferber
3. Alyssa Anenberg

Mens Beginner

1. Cody Frank
2. Trevor  Wagner
3. Joey Ragan

Womens Beginner

1. Leah Olin
2. Siobhan Anderson,
3. Pamela Patterson

Bouldering at Sacramento Pipeworks

Our route setting team brought their A-game to the event. “We really look forward to setting for competitions,” said Head Routesetter Jeremy Ho. “The movement can be more dynamic and exciting, and we roll out lots of brand new holds and volumes. Plus, it’s super fun to see people throwing themselves at your route in a competition setting.”

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When the competitors were done climbing, they kicked back with beer and pizza in the outdoor plaza. (Yeah, that’s right. Pipeworks has a plaza)

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All our TCS competitions run from 5pm-10pm. When score cards are turned in at 10pm, climbers stick around for the raffle. We had tons of prizes from Black Diamond, Blurr, Five Ten, evolv, Mountain Hardware, Mad Rock and more. Big thanks to our sponsors! Competitors are automatically entered into the raffle when the turn in their score cards, so everyone has a chance to win. “We love the idea that everyone can show up to a competition, have a great time, and walk away with a prize,” said Claassen. “Everyone can get involved no matter what grade you climb!’

Sacramento Pipeworks

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to help us celebrate on Friday! Our final competition of the series goes down next month at Dogpatch Boulders in San Francisco. Along with the usual pomp and circumstance of a Touchstone Climbing comp, there will be cash prizes for overall winners in Mens and Womens advanced! Come for the climbing and stay for the show!

Check out more amazing photos from Nicholas Wray.

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