BA has always been an exciting time of the year for me, getting to see strong climbers crush on routes that look ridiculous!! Furthermore as NUS climbers we can relate to the sickness of the routes even better as we have been climbing on these tiles ourselves.
I can never forget the memories and experiences we had during BA. For example in 2009 we actually stayed over at the venue to take care of our stuff as it was outdoors at Velocity (Guard Duty style). The epic moment when it stormed and the scaffolding came crashing down and landed 2 metres in front of HH but all he could think of was his EE design project -.-|||. Also we were all worried whether the comp could carry on as it rained epically and the ground was literally flooded. The wind howled with such a force that judith almost flew backwards as she was trying to hold down the canvas in the picture she posted!! BA 2009 was also the comp where the term "don't do a Khairul Hafiz" was coined when in his joy he forgot to match hands to seal the deal....
Here are some videos of the open men finals cat from way back!
Khairul Hafiz trying hard on a undercling madness route. Sick shit
Homeboy Haroz crushing!
BA 2010 was another exciting BA in a sense that for a while it seemed like it might have not happened. With all the budget constraints that year it was amazing that HH managed to pull this rabbit outta the hat. After that BA I think we all agreed that Orchard Central is a less than ideal place to hold a climbing comp. Nevertheless our very own Jansen shows of his middle finger power ;) with the crowd roaring at the back.
On to BA 2011!! This BA was the first one we had to serve as Banglahs. Though it wasn't suppose to happen, it was an experience nonetheless as walking around the scaffold carrying up those heavy ass pipes really were a workout. From what I can remember it is also the first BA we had a professional climber come down to route set. Despite the tsunami incident back at home Mr Obi still came down and showed us how sick climbers could perform at the world stage. After seeing so many world cup videos, getting to see him in action was definately a treat. I doubt any of us could forget the excitement we felt when we knew Marina Sq was our venue, as it was a sure sign that BA was going somewhere and the sport was progressing =)
Personally BA is simply a great time to have fun and have your mind blown at what climbers can do. Long live BA and the psyched crew that powers each and every event!!!
Next up can we have CASS!!!! Our resident booby grabber!!