Climbers took part in a bouldering competition in Kimberley last week.

Climbers took part in a bouldering competition in Kimberley last week.

Local climbers tackle Spirit Rock

The Kimberley climbing gym hosted a bouldering contest last week, with competitors from Kimberley, Cranbrook and Fernie

  • Mar. 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Last week, the first-ever bouldering competition was held at Kimberley’s new Spirit Rock Climbing Gym.

Thirty competitors of all ages from Kimberley, Cranbrook, and Fernie competed on pre-set routes of varying difficulty.

Bouldering is a form of gymnastic-like climbing done without ropes and harness; the only protection from falling is the thick, soft foam mats on the floor.

The winner of the competition was Noah Beeks from Cranbrook.