I Got Rockstocked!

Posted by Jon Reading
Monday 27th July 2009

This weekend, the Depakhuys guest farm played host to Rockstock 3. Over 100 climbers turned out to celebrate the 2009 climbing season.  This was the third year Rockstock had been run and it seems to be going from strength to strength.

This year featured the 'International Air star Championships'.  For those of you unaware of Air Star it is an air guitar competition where Air Stars from around the globe come battle their skills in attempt to be crowned the Air Star champion.

Vince Justin as michael

Left, Vince startied proceedings with a fireshow.  Right, Justin showing how its done.

There were 14 appearances in all, but 'Norwegia' blew everyone away with an incredible rendition of 'The Darkness, I believe in a thing called love'.


Norwegia taking the victory

Norwegian mascot Stian Celebrating

Left, Team Norwegia even had a mascot.  Right, Stian celebrating the victory.

The event wasn't without a few casualties, most notably was Liam Desroy who fell asleep by the fire in Justin's sleeping bag and was only awoken by the soles of his shoes catching fire. He then faced with a 1km back to his chalet barefoot.

Liam shoe

Warning! This is what can happen if you sleep next to a fire.

The whole event was amazing and demonstrated what could be done with a bit of belief and the support of some good friends. A huge thanks has to be given to Justin, Thys and Mark for the use of their farm providing all the food and alcohol, Ben for manning the bar and everyone who helped out especially Team Germania.

Team Pakhuys

Team DePakhuys performing

Ben working the bar Justin with the trophy

Left, Ben doing his thing at the bar.  Right, A proud Justin Hawkins with the Airstar trophy.


An energetic performance by the Germainiacs

The morning after

The next morning the flag was still flying high!

A few of the performances

Team Norwegia's winning performance

For more photos and information on Rockstock III visit the Rocklands Boulders web page

Rocklands Boulders



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