Climbers Compete in Local Bend Rock Gym Bouldering Competition

Bend Rock Gym ABS Competition
Bend Rock Gym ABS Competition

Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) climbers posted strong results at the Bend Rock Gym’s Fall Fever American Bouldering Series competition held September 21.  The competition drew climbers from across the state of Oregon and as far away as Idaho.  BEA had 16 climbers compete in the bouldering event where climbers had three hours to turn in their hardest five climbs to be counted towards their score.  BEA had climbers’ podium in almost every age category they had climbers competing in.  “This was the first competition of the season which runs all the way until the National Championships in March” says BEA climbing head coach Mike Rougeux. “I’m really impressed with how well the athletes climbed this early in the season and am looking forward to seeing what a full season of training and climbing will do for them” Rougeux went on to say.

The climbing program is a part of the Bend Endurance Academy and utilizes the Bend Rock Gym as their training facility through a partnership with the gym. The Bend Rock Gym is Central Oregon’s only indoor climbing gym and is currently undergoing an impressive expansion which will add 13,000 square feet to the existing facility. Rouguex is also looking forward to the facilities expansion commenting; “We’re really looking forward to seeing what the expansion will have to offer our team and am sure it will result in lots of positive growth for our climbers. New terrain, more lead routes and more training resources.  What’s not to be excited about?”.

More information about Bend Endurance Academy Climbing Program can be found HERE

Bend Rock Gym Bouldering Competition Results

Female Junior (17 – 18 years old)

Riley Joyce 1st

Emma Vee McMillian 2nd

Male Youth A (15 – 16 years old)

Tristan Helmich 1st

Jack Groh 4th

Kyle Anderson 5th

Ethan Flattery 6th

Walker Davis 7th

Female Youth B (13 – 14 years old)

Iris Flattery

Ashley Swegel 2nd

Male Youth B (13 – 14 years old)

Lukas Strauss-Wise 2nd

Owen Jenkins 5th

Male Youth C (11 – 12 years old)

Gavin Biancucci 2nd

Female Youth C (11 – 12 years old)

Leah Pfeiffer 2nd

Aine Hoban 5th

Male Youth D (10 years old and under)

Brady Pfeiffer 4th

Cyrus Emery 5th