Take part in this epic rock climbing competition at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 24 and 25

Jul 23 2019, 4:06 pm

A rock climbing competition, the Psicobloc Open Series, is coming to Parc Jean-Drapeau next month to get your adrenaline pumping.

Psicobloc, or deep water soloing, is a form of climbing that involves scaling a giant wall, rope-less, above a deep body of water.

The competition will involve two climbers at a time racing up a 55-foot wall, overhanging a deep pool. Any mistake will result in a free fall into the water.

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The climbing duel merges speed, agility, endurance and bravery with an essence of the California beach-vibe culture.

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This is Psicobloc’s second Canadian edition and the competition is now open to the public. Usually, it’s by invite only.

The competition will feature over 300 participants in four categories: Men (ages 18 and older) Women (ages 18 and older), Junior Boys (ages 14-17) and Junior Girls (ages 14-17).

Rock climbing hopefuls can register at the Psicobloc’s Athlete Registration page. Each registration gives you one VIP pass, valid for all 3 days, open bar privileges (18+), breakfast, lunch and hotel discounts.

Registration ranges from $165 for juniors and $205 for adults.

Prize winners will split a $30,000 purse and there are over $100,000 worth of prizes for all competitors.

For guests, ticket prices are $35 with up to $70,000 of prizes to be won (Plus you don’t have to plummet into the pool).

The exciting atmosphere also features bouldering, diving competitions, free yoga classes, DJs, food trucks, a kid’s zone, and slacklining over water.

Psicobloc Open Series Montreal

When: August 24 – 25 (seeding/qualifying August 22-23)
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Complex Aquatic – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $35 for spectators, $165 – $205 for competitors