Backyard Bouldering Comp Results and Recap

The first ever Backyard Bouldering Competition was awesome. Thanks to all that came and made it such a success; for all those that could not make it I hope you have the opportunity to join us in future events (and yes after the success of this event there will have to be more!).

Here is a video of the event made as a stop-motion film from the ~600 photos that I took over the course of the evening. Sit back and enjoy:

Backyard Bouldering Comp 2010 from AndyLibrande on Vimeo.



  • Men’s 1st: Jake F. (and overall winner!)
  • Men’s 2nd: Ben S.
  • Men’s 3rd: Andy L.
  • Women’s 1st: Caitlin S.
  • Women’s 2nd: Whitney H.
  • Women’s 3rd: Beth S.


  • Best Costume: Jon J.
  • Most Bonus Holds: Andrew G.
  • Best Determination: Brian G.
  • Best Moves: Jake F.
  • Kegmeister: Andrew G.
  • Midgets Unite!: Annie B.

Comp Recap:

Congrats to the above winners! This was the first time I had ever done anything like this and I believe the results were pretty sick. In the end we had 9 different routes all deploying a variety of moves from powerful traverses, to slopers, to balance/slab type problems. I learned quite a bit from the results and gained a ton of skill in terms of route-setting for a significant range of climbing abilities.

Thanks again for everyone that came and to all of those that helped with the party!

Comp Details:

For all of the specifics on the comp, prizes, and rules check out this page:

Select Photos from the Event (Please watch the video for a lot more action):

Who can forget about the 17lbs of pork that we smoked for 8 hrs and turned into the best carnitas tacos ever:

Prize winners:

Thanks for Coming!!!

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