MEDIA ALERT & INVITATION TO COVER
More than 150 Climbers to Converge on Upper Limits Chesterfield
for Gateway Boulder Bash climbing competition
Saturday, September 29
More than 150 beginning to elite-level youth, collegiate and adult climbers from across the Midwest will converge on Upper Limits Chesterfield this Saturday for the 2018 Gateway Boulder Bash climbing competition.
This event is sanctioned by USA Climbing (USAC) for Region 501-Midwest. Rock climbing has been approved to become an Olympic event starting in the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.
Gateway Boulder Bash is open to beginner through elite level youth and adult climbers.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Youth Female: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Youth Male: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Adults (16+): 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Upper Limits Chesterfield
17375 Edison Ave
Chesterfield, MO 63005
The competition is redpoint format. Competitors will have three hours to climb any of the more than 80 boulder problems that will be set. Each individual’s score is based on their top five highest point-value problems.
Competitors will include some members of Upper Limits competitive and recreational climbing teams. Upper Limits youth and high school climbing teams are comprised of more than 260 climbers from the St. Louis region.
Region map: http://www.usaclimbing.org/Regional/Map.htm
For more information about the 2018 Gateway Boulder Bash, call (314) 241-7625 or visit https://upperlimits.com/chesterfield/boulderbash
ABOUT UPPER LIMITS
Upper Limits Rock Gym brings 51,000 square feet of premiere climbing space to the Midwest. With three St. Louis locations in Downtown St. Louis, Maryland Heights and Chesterfield, Upper Limits caters to the advanced climber as well as beginners, children and entire families. In operation since 1992, Upper Limits indoor climbing gyms feature state-of-the-art climbing walls and boulders, a competitive youth team, classes for all levels and ages, conditioning equipment, birthday party rooms, social lounges and more. Smithsonian Magazine named Upper Limits’ fourth facility, built within an abandoned grain silo in Bloomington, Illinois, one of the most unique gyms in the world. For more information call (314) 991-2516, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.upperlimits.com, www.facebook.com/UpperLimitsSTL/and twitter.com/upperlimitsstl.
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