Only a day after the Olympic climbing fever was peaking and the very first Olympic gold medals had been awarded to climbers, the final round of the 2021 National Indoor Bouldering Series was set to be a blast. With the overall placements in NIBS still not decided going into the last competition, there was a great turn-out from up and down the country by some of the strongest contenders to try to secure a podium at Northern Rocks in Auckland.
With the race for the overall series titles hotting up after Round Two, Saturday saw Round Three of NIBS take place at the new Resistance Climbing wall in Dunedin. This is the first time Dunedin has hosted a NIBS event and the new facility, built by one of the series sponsors Uprising Industries, was a great venue for the local hopefuls to pit their skills against the challenges conjured by the routesetters. All three qualifying rounds again booked out, just as in the previous rounds and showing that this format of event is in high demand everywhere.