Unfortunately we can't all just hop over to Salt Lake City, Utah to check it out in person.
Don't fret my little rock monkeys, it's going to be available to watch LIVE online at 6:00pm PT on August 2nd right here: http://www.psicocomp.com/watch.php
What is "Psicobloc"?
What in the world is "Psicobloc"?
Turns out, this is actually the same thing as "Deep Water Soloing", which might be a term more familiar to some of you.
Basically, you climb rocks over deep water without protection or ropes. Meaning if you fall you get very wet.
A 50-foot overhanging rock wall was built over a swimming pool for the competition. A picture of the finished wall is at the bottom of this post.
Watch Chris Sharma talk about the competition here:
This is the confirmed list of professional climbers that will be competing this Friday, August 2nd.