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.
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.
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