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Spectators Invited to Hillsborough for Rock Climbing Competition

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Climbers attack boulders in the Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough at last year’s Sourlands Smackdown. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Park Commission
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Climbers attack boulders in the Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough at last year’s Sourlands Smackdown. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Park Commission
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Climbers attack boulders in the Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough at last year’s Sourlands Smackdown. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Park Commission
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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Spectators are invited to the Sourland Mountain Preserve on Saturday, April 8, for New Jersey’s only organized outdoor bouldering/rock climbing competition.

The event and parking are free of charge

The competition is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Spectators should meet in the Sourland Mountain Preserve parking lot off East Mountain Road.

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Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short climbs so that a fall will not result in injury. It is typically practiced on large boulders or artificial man-made boulders however it can also be practiced at the base of larger rock faces.

Prize donations and sponsorship are provided by Access Fund, REI, Princeton Tec, Organic Climbing, Joshua Tree Products, Mo Climbing, and Eastern Mountain Sports.

Information is available by calling 908-231-0802, ext. 22 or by email at ddendler@scparks.org.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet atwww.somersetcountyparks.org.

 

 

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