What is ‘Psicobloc’?

Posted: July 18, 2013 by kirisyko in Climbing, Rock Climbing, SykOtic
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Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing) is a form of solo climbing over a (deep) body of water. Psicobloc is undoubtedly one of the most unique and purest forms of climbing. Elite climbers like Chris Sharma make regular pilgrimages to exotic locales like Mallorca to push the envelope of technical climbing and experience the special challenge afforded by Psicobloc.

Building off of the success of the first elite Psicobloc competition held in in Bilbao, Spain, in 2011, the Psicobloc Masters Series is the next evolution in competitive climbing. The inaugural Psicobloc Masters will be held August 2, 2013, at the Utah Olympic Park’s 750,000-gallon freestyle aerial training pool. Some of the best climbers in the world will compete head-to-head on a custom wall approaching 5.14 in difficulty, featuring a 26-foot roof 50 feet above the water. The comp will feature a men’s and women’s division and winners will share a $20,000 purse, the largest of any climbing competition this year.

 

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