The Inaugural 10 Barrel Boulder Brawl

Image of climbing competition at Bend Endurance Academy

Image of climbing competition at Bend Endurance Academy
*For Immediate Release August 23, 2021*

The Inaugural 10 Barrel Boulder Brawl

Invitation – only Bouldering Competition returns to Bend, OR

Bend, OR — August 23, 2021 — EP Climbing Walls, in conjunction with Bend Endurance Academy, Backyard Bend, and Elevation Climbing Holds announces that 10 Barrel Brewing Company will be hosting a bouldering competition at its Eastside Bend location on September 18, 2021. Athletes will be competing for their share of a $20,000 prize purse, and the event will feature climbers from around the country, including multiple National Champions, and most notably, 2 Olympians and an American Ninja Warrior Champion. Athletes include:

Kyra Condie (Minneapolis, MN)
Meagan Martin (Sacramento, CA)
Alex Johnson (Hudson, WI)
Alison Vest (Canmore, Alberta)
Sienna Kopf (Golden, CO)
Mira Cappichioni (Bend, OR)

Chris Cosser (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Palmer Larsen (SLC, UT)
Danny Popowski (SLC, UT)
Sam McQueen (Sunnyvale, CA)
Quinn O’Francia (Seattle, WA)
Colin Wills (Granite Bay, CA)

“10 Barrel Brewing is super stoked to be hosting the Boulder Brawl this year and excited for the community to come out and crush some beers while watching world class athletes crush the wall,” said Jordan Egger, Events Manager at 10 Barrel Brewing Company.

“These athletes are elite – level competitors, and with their vast amount of experience on the national and international stage, they are showing the local climbing community what’s possible,” said Mike Rougeux, Executive Director at the Bend Endurance Academy and USA Climbing Youth Team National Coach.

With the recent debut of Sport Climbing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, many anticipate that this will drive interest in climbing competitions higher and higher. EP Climbing, who provided the climbing wall Field of Play in Tokyo, is excited at the possibilities.

“EP Climbing has been a huge supporter of climbing competitions since the company’s inception, through our support of USA Climbing and events like this for the local Bend climbing community,” said Todd Chester, Creative Manager at EP Climbing.

The event will be livestreamed on the 10 Barrel (, EP USA (, Elevation Climbing Holds ( and will be produced by Jim Gross and the team at Backyard Bend (

EP Climbing Walls started it all in 1985, and since then our passion and mission has remained to bring climbing and its values to everyone. We follow a think global, work local business philosophy and continue innovating materials, processes and iconic climbing product lines around the world.

BackyardMedia is a multi- media company committed to localism and community. Locally owned and serving Central Oregon for the past twenty years, BackyardMedia is he first and only Central Oregon APP focusing on what you’re doing right now, what interests you most, and sharing content and information – peer to peer.

Elevation Climbing Holds is a climber-owned company producing, high quality macros for route setters who take pride in their craft. We design our shapes with the mission to inspire, giving setters the ability to create without limits.

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Todd Chester

This press release was written by the sponsor and does not represent the views of the Climbing Business Journal editorial team.