Dangle over Parc Jean-Drapeau at this month's rock climbing competition

Aug 10 2018, 1:51 pm

The Psicobloc Open Series is a rock climbing competition that will 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.

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

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

This is Psicobloc’s first Canadian edition and the first time the competition has been 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 $140 for juniors and $180 for adults.

Prize winners will split a $20,000 purse and there are over $40,000 worth of prizes for all competitors and attendees.

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 23 – 25
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Complex Aquatic – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $30 for spectators

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