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The North Face Psicobloc Open Series Comes To Montreal

The North Face is sponsoring Canada’s first Psicobloc climbing competition and it's open to all climbers.
The North Face Psicobloc Open Series

The North Face Psicobloc Open Series Comes To Montreal

The North Face is sponsoring Canada’s first Psicobloc climbing competition and it's open to all climbers. The event takes place in Montreal during the weekend of August 23, 2018, and features a 55-foot tall wall, a $20,000 divided purse and $40,000 worth of prizes. Unlike many European pro-only Psicobloc comps, this series is open to all climbers and encourages climbers to try the sport for the first time. The weekend-long competition takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex and all spectators and competitors will have full access to the park’s activities.

Psicobloc is an extreme form of climbing where two competitors race up an overhanging wall above a deep-water pool. The climbers do not use ropes and any mistakes result in dramatic falls into the pool below. The sport is already established in Europe and is now gaining popularity North America.

Check out this website for more details on The North Face Psicobloc Open Series.

More details as they become available.
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is a freelance writer who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 25 years. During his career he has been the editor at Canada’s national climbing magazine, as well as the gear editor for a national cycling magazine, triathlon magazine and running magazine. His work has been published in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and he has been a guest on television and radio broadcasts. His passion for climbing began in Ontario in the mid 80s and he continues to travel extensively in search of crisp conditions and steep rock.