Another upcoming event is the Phoenix BoulderBlast. Occurring this year on April 22-24, the event is billed as the world’s largest outdoor climbing festival and largest bouldering comp in the US.
Formerly known as the Phoenix Bouldering Contest, this year will be the 22nd event and will be held at the Oak Flat Campground outside Superior, Arizona. Despite the specter of the possible destruction of both Oak Flat and Queen Creek by the Resolution Copper Company, the Phoenix BoulderBlast will press on. Fund raising and awareness of the Friends of Queen Creek will be a primary goal of the event. In addition, the competition boasts of cash prizes and over $40,000 in merchandise prizes.