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2017 Dominion Riverrock Boulder Bash And Speed Comp Preview

2017 Dominion Riverrock Boulder Bash And Speed Comp Preview
Photo: John Werry
Some of the top climbers in the nation are making their way to the Dominion Riverrock Outdoor Festival's ninth annual Boulder Bash and Speed Competition in Richmond, VA, this weekend to throw down at what's been described as the "most unique bouldering wall ever constructed."

Both comps will take place in a 20-foot-high, man-made steel cage that features giant volumes lining the insides. This cage is visible to spectators from all sides, making for an insane event like none you've ever seen!

Watch the 2017 Dominion Riverrock Bouldering & Speed Competitions LIVE on May 19-21, only on FloClimbing!

During the competition, men and women will be forced to max out their agility in order to climb up and out of the cage.

Last year, it was Brooke Raboutou who took the top spot in both the Boulder Bash and Speed Comp for the ladies. While reigning national bouldering champion Nathaniel Coleman took first in bouldering for the men, he was bumped to second by Solomon Barth in an epic showdown during the Speed Comp finals. This year, all three competitors are coming back to defend their titles against a stacked field of elite climbers.

Here's some of the top talent already registered for this year's Riverrock:

Nathaniel Coleman Brooke Raboutou
Solomon Barth Kyra Condie
Kai Lightner Zoe Steinberg
Andrew Lamb Megan Lynch
Jesse Grupper Kerry Scott
Matt Londrey Georgia Bank

See a full list of entries HERE.

Check out some highlights from last year's Dominion Riverrock:

The Dominion Riverrock is one of the largest outdoor festivals held in the United States. Organized by Sports Backers and Venture Richmond Events LLC, the Riverrock puts the James River and downtown Richmond on display. From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks, it's uniquely RVA! Rock the day and night away, watch professional athletes thrill the crowd, and maybe even get a little dirty yourself. This isn't your typical festival, but Richmond isn't your typical town!

Check out the Dominion River Rock festival preview for this weekend:

The action will be LIVE only on FloClimbing.com, beginning with the men and women's bouldering qualifiers on Friday night and continuing throughout the weekend until Sunday night after the speed climbing finals!

Check out the official coverage page with photos, videos and more HERE. 


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Archived Competition Footage

During the weekend, archived footage from the competition will be stored in a video library for FloPRO subscribers to watch for the duration of their subscription.

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