In conjunction with the unveiling of the white Honda City, Honda also launched a month-long rock climbing competition called “Get on the rock! with Honda City”. The competition consists of two categories – Open and Pro Climber. Participants have to be aged 21 years and above. Open is of course open to anyone, and you have to join in teams of two participants.
The Pro Climber category is open to anyone (not a pair as with the Open category) with climbing experienced of Grade 6c and above, based on the French Numerical climb rating system with 1 being the easiest and 9b being the most difficult.
Registration is already open and will close on the 7th of December. Participants for Open category are required to submit one climbing photo shot that best interprets one of what Honda Malaysia says are the City’s qualities: Style, Performance, Practicality and Best-in-class. Participants for the Pro Climber category will have to submit four photos – one that represents each quality.
Submissions will go through an online voting system, where 25 top teams from the Open category and 20 competitors from the Pro Climber category will be short listed for the final showdown on the 18th of December 2010 at Camp5, One Utama New Wing.
During the final showdown, the winning team from Open category that climbs the most mileage in 2 hours will win a climbing trip on the limestone cliff in Krabi, Thailand worth RM3,500 along with a 1-year membership in Camp5. The Pro Climber category winner will get a chance to meet Reini Scherer, one of the world climbing champions, in a climbing clinic in Austria worth RM13,000 in addition to a RM2,000 cash prize.