For the first time ever, USA Climbing will be holding a regional bouldering competition in Spokane on September 30 at The Bloc Yard. This is a significant indoor climbing event and a huge boost for the local bouldering community.

Chelsea Murn works as a route setter at the bouldering gym, and says “We expect to see kids traveling from Seattle and hopefully Western Montana as well as several local competitors. Anywhere between 30 to 200 kids might be competing.” Spectators are welcome to come and see the action for free at this one day event. There will be individual scores for USAC Youth climbers, as well as anyone else that wants to compete in men’s and women’s categories. Preregister for $35 or pay $40 to register at the door. Visit blocyardgym.com for more info. //