General Information

What to expect at each event

  • Epic days out at the world's most popular bouldering event
  • Fun, social, accessible, and community-based bouldering festivals
  • 25 boulder problems for each category with plenty for everyone, very very easy to hard
  • The Big Show night! Evening senior’s showcase finals
  • Unique additional climbing challenges throughout the day
  • Amazing DJ’s
  • Over £1000 pounds worth of prizes and gear to be given out at every festival including cash prizes and plenty of spot prizes
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Scoring Categories


Senior Female - born 1979 - 2007
Senior Male - born 1979 - 2007
Senior Gender Inclusive - born 1979 - 2007

Para Climber

Para climber Female - born 1979 - 2007
Para climber Male - born 1979 - 2007
Para climber Gender Inclusive - born 1979 - 2007


Female Masters -born 1978 or earlier
Male Masters -born 1978 or earlier
Gender Inclusive Masters -born 1978 or earlier


Youth B – those born in 2008 & 2009
Youth C – those born in 2010 & 2011
Youth D – those born in 2012 & 2013
Youth E - those born in 2014 & 2015

The Details

Blokfest has a suggested lowest age limit for youth categories of 7 years old. This is just a guide due to the nature of problems that are set for the age range 8-15 and therefore the sizes/height issues associated. The Blokfest team will try their best to set blocs that work for as many people as possible.

To make these immense events possible there is no other way but to charge an entry fee. You will not need to pay a climbing wall entry fee to take part in Blokfest - the fee covers your cost to climb within the parameters of the Blokfest event at the host center on that day.

The entry fee goes towards the expense of the host venues and the huge amount of Blokfest organisation and supplies. Your entry fee also gets you a unique Blokfest t-shirt or vest which is given to each season participant.
Timings of the day Event 1 - Parthian Wandsworth Saturday 18th November UNDER 16's
Session 1 - 11:00 am - 2 pm - All age categories
Session 2 - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm - All age categories

Event 1 - Parthian Wandsworth Sunday 19th OVER 16's
Session 1 - 11:00 am - 2 pm
Session 2 - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8 pm Male & Female Showcase Finals

Events 2,3,4 & 5 (Swindon, Southampton, Castle & Yonder).
10 am- 1:30 pm Youth event
2 pm- 5:30 pm 16/17's, Senior, Para & Masters Qualification
6:30 pm- 8 pm Male & Female Showcase Finals
Format As you challenge yourself to each of the Blokfest problems keep track of the number of goes it took you to do the problem and put the following on your sheet:
10 points for 1st attempt
7 points for 2nd attempt
4 points for 3rd attempt
1 point for any boulder problem that is completed after many painfully attempts
1 point for every zone hold secured (zone point is automatically added if you top the problem).

5 top scoring climbers in the senior Male and Senior Female categories will perform in a fun showcase final consisting of 3 boulder problems each (one to stick around for to watch a display of enormous climbing talent)

Youth Boys and Girls (all categories) 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will receive a certificate + 1st place product prize for each category winner.
Senior Male and Female (based on finals’ results) 1st, 2nd & 3rd place - £150, £100 and £50 respectively; 4th, 5th and 6th places - product prizes.
Masters Male, Female & Gender Inclusive 1st, 2nd & 3rd - product prizes and certificates.
Para climber Male, Female & gender Inclusive 1st, 2nd & 3rd - product prizes and certificates.

Frequently Asked

What is the Photography Policy?
Media, Photography, Filming and Consent
At Blokfest we are honoured to have so many talented photographers and filmmakers attend each event. However, in the last couple of years, we have started to get a little overwhelmed with people especially during the finals which has led to a couple of issues. Therefore we appreciate your understanding with the following;

As of November 2017 we are stipulating that EpicTV have filming exclusivity for the each of the five events. Any filming by other parties during the event or during the preparations needs to be pre-agreed with Blokfest at all times. Facebook Live or similar Live streaming is strictly forbidden during the finals to protect the exclusivity and content rights of EpicTV.

All stills photography during any part of the event needs to be pre-agreed within 5 days of the event start date. A maximum of two photographers will be allowed on the field of play (mats and cordoned off zone during the finals) and these two photographers will be arranged in advance.

Media consent
By submitting a registration form participants consent to images of them being used for promotion of Blokfest and the host climbing centre. As a participant official images on social media or other channels can be shared for “personal use”, non-profit or non-business related activities only. If you wish to use an image for business or promotional purposes (i.e. sponsors, events, climbing centres, coaching), or other advertising purposes you must gain consent from the photographer & Blokfest directly.
Do I have to use the digital scorecard?
While you do not have to use the digital scorecard, it is the only way to submit a score to us. You can ask for a paper score card on the day but this is purely to allow you to track your own score and will not be counted towards the ranking on the day or the overall series.
Do you have a map for the climbs?
No, because we set all climbs in a just in time manner to reduce the impact on participating climbing gyms we are unable to produce a map. But if you cannot find a climb please go back to registration desk and we can assist you with finding the climbs you are looking for.
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