Herculane Climbing Open 2011 Registration OPEN

Herculane Climbing Open will see this year its 10th edition and will celebrate 10 years of sportclimbing developement in the Cerna Valley. This year we expect, like always, a lot of climbers from Romania and from the neighbouring countries to take part in this event.

Because this year is a special one we tried to make some changes in the event, the biggest one being that we would like to have besides the rock contest, also a bouldering competition in the center of Herculane. This would involve the local community of Herculane in our sport and in time we hope to see some a generation of climbers from Herculane. We have the support of Herculanes town hall but in the moment we lack funds for the competition structure. This is why , if we do not get funding in time we will put an extra day of rock-climbing instead of the bouldering contest. Competition categories will be as in the last three years Masters and Open for the male competitiors and Open for the ladies.

Last, but not least we'd like to announce you that this years HCO will be held in the "Cariera" area. This area is a traditional one for Herculane and we are in the process of rebolting all the old and forgotten routes and also add some new ones, and extend short ones to the standards of 2011. Our goal is to make this "old" area new and shining again , and to give it it's traffic of climbers like back in the day when it was considered Herculane's main sport-climbing area. If you visit Herculane before the competition we would like to ask you not to climb in the "Cariera" area so that everybody can see and enjoy our work at the same time !

The schedule of events:

THURSDAY 28 april 2011 - first day of rockclimbing
FRIDAY 29 april 2011 - second day of rockclimbing
SATURDAY 30 april - bouldering contest or third day of rockclimbing
SATURDAY 30 april/SUNDAY 1 may - PARTY :)

We hope to see you all at HCO and to celebrate 10 years alog with us in a proper fashion! :)

Sponsors: Urban&Climbing Shop , eMont , One Move , Scarpa
Partners: Baile Herculane Town Hall , National Park Domogled - Valea Cernei, Caras-Severin Mountainrescue, Romanian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation

Registration: http://www.alternativetm.ro/en/hco2011

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