It’s tall, it’s overhanging, and you climb it without a rope or harness. This beast is the Psicobloc Wall at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, and you can test your mental and physical strengths for a limited time this summer.
Psicobloc is deep-water soloing, and this wall is the first ever built for competition in the United States. It was 2013 when the Psicobloc Masters Series happed at the park during the summer Outdoor Retailer show. The world’s best climbers were invited to compete and they gave the public one hell of a show by attempting insane climbing moves and falling 50 feet above the water.
This year, the Masters Series returns on August 7th and 8th, where climbers will try to send 5.14 routes for a $50k cash prize. The event is open to the public. Info below:
Seeding – August 7, 2014
16 men and 16 women will compete to determine who they will be facing in the opening round of Friday’s finals. Come watch every competitor tackle the wall multiple times to determine their seed. Climbing begins at 7 pm and doors open at 6 pm.
$15 General Admission tickets
Finals – August 8th, 2014
Watch the top 16 men and the top 16 women go head-to-head in a dual climbing format while competing for a $30,000 cash purse. Climbing begins at 7pm and doors open at 6pm.
$25 Bronze Level Seats
$50 Silver Level Seats
$100 Gold Level Seats
For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the Psicobloc Masters website.
If watching the insanity isn’t enough and you’d like to try the wall yourself, it will be open to the public after the event until August 24. The routes will be reset for us mortals. There will be two routes available with varying degrees of difficulty, and day passes are available for purchase at the Utah Olympic Park.
Routes available include: 5.8, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12 and 5.13. The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for kids 7-12.
Of course you need to know how to swim if you want to attempt the Psicobloc Wall. For more, check out the Utah Olympic Park’s website.