Beginning Of Summer Season

B.O.S.S. @ The Climbing Hangar: Brilliant indoor climbing, great atmosphere, live music, cash and raffle prizes and an amazing place to hang out

The new holds for Liverpool's best summer indoor climbing

The new holds for Liverpool’s best summer indoor climbing










- What is it?

- What are the prizes?

- How does it work?

- Do I have to be good?

What is it?

The ‘Beginning Of Summer Season’ is the first in the trio of our summer bouldering events. The events will be what you’ve come to expect from The Hangar; brilliant indoor climbing, great atmosphere, live music, cash and raffle prizes and an amazing place to hang out. As an added treat this year, the first 100 People through the door will get a free B.O.S.S. tee-shirt.

There are three B.O.S.S. Events: June 14th, July 26th and August 16th.

Starting at 6pm, you will have three hours to score as many points as possible by trying to climb twenty-five boulder problems. There will be 25 problems in total, 9 easy (V0-2), 13 medium (V3-7) and 3 hard (V8-10), but as usual we won’t be telling you which ones – figuring that out is your job. Additionally there will be three extra raffle prize problems; The Beastmaker problem, The Friday Funk and the extra spicy What The Funk?

The inimitable Kenny Strange, Alma De Cuba resident DJ, will provide the soundtrack to the action. He’s played for us many times before and a more eclectic, upbeat and fun mix you will be hard pressed to find. Seek him out on Soundcloud.

Scorecards in at 8.55pm, winners announced at 9.30. Cold Corona with a slice of lime and hotdogs available @ 8.30.

What are the prizes?

There are two categories for men and women; 16+ and U16 and the prizes look like this:

  U 16 16 OVER U 16 16 OVER
1st £30 £50 £30 £50
2nd £20 £30 £20 £30
3rd Hangar Tee Hangar Tee Hangar Tee Hangar Tee


Raffle Prize problems

  • Beastmaker Problem: Finishing on the Beastmaker 1000 that is the prize this will be a powerful little number
  • The Friday Funk: The familiar Funk, skills based climbing with a hint of bizarre £20 cash prize
  • What The Funk: A funkier, spicier funk designed to test your problem solving skills to the maximum £20 cash prize.

How does it work?

The format for the B.O.S.S. has been borrowed from the American Bouldering Championships and the idea is to reward climbers for maximum effort instead of flashing (like our Winter League). You score points for each problem you climb to the top and match the finishing hold. The number of goes does not matter. Each problem is worth 1000 points divided by the number of people that climb it, for example a problem that is climbed by 20 people is worth 50 points (1000/20=50).

Find out more about the scoring system.

At the start of the night,. Collect a scorecard and a pen, tick each problem you climb and at the end of the night we will tell you how many points each problem is worth and you can add your scores up.

Do I have to be good?

We get asked this all the time, the answer is always no! If you have never competed before, don’t worry you don’t have ‘to be good.’ If you can climb a green then there will be loads you can get up. Hangar competitions are a far cry from what you might be used to; imagine being cheered on by those you are competing against and asking them for advice to begin with. Competition nights here are far from a serious event and more about testing your problem solving skills and observing others to see if you can use their techniques. It’s an amazing night for developing your skills as a climber and you will almost certainly come away with a few extra friends.