NiBS Saturday 30 July 2022

NiBS Saturday 30 July 2022

Uprising is set to host Round 3 of the New Zealand Alpine Club National Indoor Bouldering Series on Saturday 30 July!

NiBS comps are the biggest, raddest, all-abilities, fun, social bouldering events of the year. There will be heaps of amazing new problems to try, and great prizes from the event sponsors.
Capacity is strictly limited. These events almost always sell out, so register now at

Grab a pizza and beer to watch the finals from 7.30pm.

Please note there will be some disruption to the bouldering areas on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 July, and the entire facility will be closed Friday 29 July for route-setting.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. There will be tons of fun new problems to try after the competition!

Due to the popularity of past NiBS events, we are adding a fourth round and trying out something new this year. This 9:30-11:30am round will be open only to competitors in the U12, U14, U16 and U18 categories and any parents/caregivers who prefer to climb in the same round as their kids. U16 & U18 competitors may choose to climb in the other rounds if they prefer. Adults who aren’t parents/caregivers can’t climb in the 9:30-11:30am round and U12 & U14 can only climb in the 9:30-11:30 round. We will run prize-giving for these categories before the start of the 12:00-2:00pm round.


9:00am – Gym opens
9:30-11:30am – Main Round 1 – Youth & Parent/Caregivers
11:50am – U12 & U14 category prize-giving
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

Entry: NZAC members $15 – Non-members $25

For all the details, including event format, rules, and registration see