National Indoor Bouldering Series 2023

National Indoor Bouldering Series 2023

The NiBS final is coming to Christchurch! Saturday 2 September.

Thanks to everyone who came along to Round 4 of the NZAC National Indoor Bouldering Series at Uprising.

Congrats to Round 4 Open category winners Oskar Wolff and Amanda Speed.

Full series results are up now at

Get set for the bouldering event of the year!

The NZAC National Indoor Bouldering Series comps are the biggest, raddest, all-abilities, fun, social bouldering events in NZ.

Capacity is strictly limited, and NiBS comps almost always sell out, so get yourself registered now at

This year Uprising is hosting the final round of the series – so there will be some serious entertainment on the Saturday evening. Spectators are very welcome so come along to watch the nation’s best boulderers battle it out from 7:30pm.
We’ll have the pizzas, beers and tunes all cranking!

There will be found main rounds to choose from, including an early 9:30-11:30am round for youth competitors. All the entry details are up at
Remember this event is all about fun for everyone – so no matter your ability there will be heaps of rad boulders for you to enjoy.

9:00am – Gym opens
9:30-11:30am – Main Round 1 – Youth & Parent/Caregivers
11:50am – U10, U12 & U14 category prizegiving
12:00-2:00pm – Main Round 2 – U16 and above
2:30-4:30pm – Main Round 3 – U16 and above
5:00-7:00pm – Main Round 4 – U16 and above
7:20 Finalists announced and U16, U18, Masters & Veterans prizegiving
7:30-9:00pm Finals

NZAC members $20 – Non-members $30

There will be some disruption to the bouldering areas on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 August, and the entire facility will be closed Friday 1 September for route-setting.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. But … there will be so many fun new problems to try after the competition, it’s totally worth it!

Uprising will be open to competitors and spectators only on the day of the competition, and Blocland will be closed that day.

No bouldering classes will run on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 August. Yoga classes will continue as normal on those days (but the studio will be closed on Friday 1 September).

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