Join us for our annual climbing competition on April 22nd at Reimers Ranch Park. Registration includes entry to competition, scorecard, t-shirt, dinner ticket, and raffle ticket.
Note changes for 2017: There is no endurance competition and no free camping at Rock Dog.
Schedule of events:
8 AM- Registration/ Silent Auction opens
8:50 AM- Orientation
9 AM- Competition Starts
4 PM- Speed Competition Starts
5 PM- All scorecards must be turned in at the designated location
5:30 PM- Speed Climbing Ends
5:40 PM- Dinner
5:55 PM- Raffles
6 PM- Silent Auction Closes
6:30 PM- Awards
8 PM- Rock Dog After-party
Competition and scoring:
Each men’s and women’s categories will have the following:
Youth will be coed.
As we all know the difficulties going from a 5.10d to a 5.11a is harder than going from a 5.8 to a 5.9 and the same is true with harder grades, thus we decided to create an exponential grading system using the following formula F(x) = 10*e^x, where x starts at 3.0 for a 5.0 grade and increases by 0.1 for each successive grade. The exponential growth will also show a wider separation among skill categories.
Competitors will have the option of climbing at both Reimers Proper or North Shore. The competitive categories will be based on your top 5 hardest routes climbed without falling. Stick clipping the first bolt only is permitted. Top roping routes will receive two letter grades below the route’s grade. For example, top roping a 5.10d without falling will earn the same points as leading a 5.10b. In case of a tie, dead hangs times will determine the winner. Two signatures of witnesses will also be noted on the scorecard. Competitors are encouraged to climb in groups of 3-4 to obtain signatures.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes will be awarded for each category with the exclusion of the Speed Climbing category, which will have a top single prize for the fastest man, woman, and youth. All participants are eligible to enter into the speed climbing competition. Prizes will be a mix of ropes, shoe vouchers, gift cards, and gym memberships.
Stay tuned for our next trail work event.