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Lowe Alpine Flock Fest

NZAC’s new two day bouldering festival.

The New Zealand Alpine Club is newest two day outdoor bouldering festival Lowe Alpine Flockfest is happening on the weekend of the 7th and 8th September at the one and only Flock Hill.
$30 for NZAC members
$40 for non-member

Entries open now: https://www.eventopia.co/event/Lowe-Alpine-Flock-Fest-2019/390472

The event starts on Saturday 7th of September with a day of bouldering open to all abilities on the iconic boulders of Flock Hill. Battle it out for the top spot or relax enjoy the pre-selected circuit of routes.

Gates open at 8:30am and you will all be able to drive in and park at the bottom of the hill cutting your approach to about 10-15 minutes to the boulders. You’ll need to sign in at the bottom and then be at the boulders for a briefing at 9:30am. Climbing commences at 10am. The Bouldering will end around 3pm with prize giving, spot prizes and clean up following.

The event will then continue on at the station down the road with an evening social and BBQ. Flock Hill have offered the backpackers as accomodation on Saturday night, free of charge and space for tenting. First in first serve, so make sure you register a spot before they sell out on the entries (only 39 beds in the backpackers).

On Sunday we will have a pine pulling competition as a way of saying thank you to Flock Hill Station for allowing the continued access of bouldering at Flock Hill. Wilding pines are a huge pest to the farm and the entire region, they are relentless and fast spreading. Flock Hill Station spends over $60,000 a year in pine control. Every pine you pull makes a difference!

Gates will open at 8:30am again with the pine pulling comp starting at 10am and ending around 2pm with prize giving and clean up following.

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Please make sure you bring all your own climbing equipment including crash pads. Landings at Flock are not the best so everyone will need to spot each other and carry crash pads.

Also please make sure to bring extra water and your brushes to clean holds after climbing and remove all tick marks.

There will be toilets at the bottom of the hill so please do not go in the boulder field.

This event will be run on a leave no trace basis.

Open to over 18’s only

Posted: 22/08/19

Posted By: Narina Sutherland