Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal is organizing an extreme climbing competition and you can register

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, how about climbing a 55-foot wall with no ropes or harnesses and only one way: a long drop into the pool below?

The Psicobloc Open Series, Montreal’s solo extreme free climbing competition, is back at Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Aquatic Complex from August 27 to 28.

The 400 expected participants can only count on themselves to climb the steep slope in front of an anxious crowd. Two at a time, the athletes will rush to the top, as if the climb itself wasn’t difficult enough.

If you do, you’ll have to jump anyway. And damn it, from the top, it will take between two and three seconds to hit the water at a speed of 60km/h.

Climbing enthusiasts can register for the tournament and compete for prizes worth a total of $100,000.

Members of the public who want to play, but not alongside all the hardcore competitive climbers, can enter the “social meet” competition. No age limit. No pressure. You just have to try this imposing wall and stop wherever you want.

Do you get dizzy just looking at the pictures? You can also attend as a spectator by purchasing day passes.

Psicobloc open series

Price:

  • $80 for a day pass (spectators); children under 12 enter free
  • $120 for attending a social gathering

Where: Aquatic complex at Parc Jean-Drapeau, 130, chemin du Tour de l’isle

When: August 27-28, 2022

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