SBC Pro Day #1 Guest Blog from UBC Intern Jonah Meyer
Today we have the first of what may be several guest blogs from out UBC intern Jonah Meyer. If Jonah has time, he’ll be telling you what it’s like behind the scenes of the event. Of course, if he’s buried under the mountain of Sisyphean tasks we are sure to assign him, no one may ever hear from him again and these could be his parting words to the world! Onward fearless Jonah!
Heres your first update from team UBC as we prepare for the SBC Pro at Stone Gardens – Bellevue! Our east coast contingent arrived this morning in Seattle to get things rocking and rolling for this weekends events. This morning we met up with the already hard working crew from Stone Gardens and the incredible route setting team led by SBC Pro Head Setter Chris Danielson and Stone Gardens Head Setter Shawn Larson.
First impressions of Stone Gardens – Bellevue, this place is SICK! The gym: Multiple huge bouldering areas, a 40 ft lead wall, and even a flippin farmers market in the parking lot! The facility is practically brand new, having opened just a year ago, and this place is perfect for a world class bouldering competition, in fact they designed it that way.
The 5 person route setting team burned the midnight oil last night, and their work is definitely paying off. We have a ton of awesome problems for this weekends competitors to get crazy on! I dropped in on Head Setter Chris Danielson and he had this to say “the facility is superb, the wall has a lot of diversity, and our team has come up with some really creative climbs”.
Right now we are looking at one of the biggest and sickest fields of competitors we have ever seen! We have athletes from over 20 states as well as Canada, and we at NE2C and Urban Plastix want to know who YOU think has the best shot at the top spot and a chunk of the $17,000 cash purse (holy camoly batman)! Yeah, thats right, its the biggest cash purse in UBC history, with 1st place for Male and Female winning a whopping $3000! Head over to Urban Plastix Facebook page click on the UBC logo and vote for your favorite and you’ll be entered to win a SICK holdset or hangboard from Urban Plastix!
Stand by for more updates from the frontlines of the SBC pro, we will be posting daily behind-the-scenes blogs to keep your psyche up before the comp and please follow us on facebook and twitter for the latest!