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Mile End – The Italian Job 25
6th September 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
What is the Italian Job?
Italian Job 25 is a bouldering competition to celebrate 25 years of Rock On and also 90 years of our Italian friends at La Sportiva.
It is open to teams of four, although finals will be just for highest scoring individuals. Team members must be 14 years or older on the day. However, there won’t be problems set specifically (or even kindly) for juniors. There is no upper age limit.
The route setting team will be headed by Alex Lemel and includes Liam Halsey, Felix Buchmann, Alex Fry and Yann Gennoux with a couple of slab horrors from Dominic. Please don’t expect any soft touch problems. We don’t expect ANYONE to get maximum points.
Teams with a mix of ages and/or genders have a good chance of scoring more points.
Male Category – 1st £1000, 2nd £400, 3rd £200
Female Category – 1st £1000, 2nd £400, 3rd £200
Team Category – 1st £1000, 2nd £400, 3rd £200
(There are no junior cash prizes available).
Italian Job History
In 2003 we had our original Italian Job competition at Mile End Climbing Wall in collaboration with La Sportiva. We attracted teams from other climbing shops, other walls, schools and lots of our most trusted brands. Obviously La Sportiva put forward a team, others included DMM, Scarpa, Metolius and many more.
The winning team was the RechChili/Wild Country team. However, the first overall in Male Seniors was from Scarpa and the Female Seniors was from Urban Rock. In the under 18s, the high scorers were from Metolius and the WestWay.
(Bonus points for competitors who scored in the 2003 Italian Job!)
For a full list of previous competitors go to rockonclimbing.co.uk
To enter, please go to www.mileendwall.org.uk.
Entries open on the13th July and will close when 50 teams have entered, so don’t hang about. Entrance fees are £40 per team.