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Seattle Bouldering Challenge

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 8:00am-9:00pm

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After two looong years of pandemic, competition bouldering returns to Ballard! For 2022, SBC is going BIG!! We’ll have two sessions of modified redpoint climbing, a social in the parking lot, morning coffee and food trucks, and onsight-format Finals round in the evening. Come compete against others in your category, or just stop by to socialize and watch finals!

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COMPETITION DETAILS:

Location: Edgeworks Seattle
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Climbing Disciplines: Bouldering
Format: Modified Redpoint
Categories: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Masters, Open
Genders: Female, Male, Non-Binary
Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older

SCHEDULE:

SESSION 1
Categories: Non-binary: All | Beginner: Men | Intermediate: Women | Advanced: Men | Open: Men
Competitor Check-in: 7:00am
Judges Meeting: 7:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 7:45am
Climbing: 8:00am-11:00am

SESSION 2
Categories: Masters: All | Beginner: Women | Intermediate: Men | Advanced: Women | Open: Women
Competitor Check-in: 11:00am
Judges Meeting: 11:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 11:45am
Climbing: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Awards: 5:00pm(outside)

Transition Walltopia Room to Finals:
Fun/Games + Food Truck: 3:00pm-5:45pm

SESSION 3: FINALS!
Finals Setup: 3:00pm
Iso Check-in window: 4:30pm-5:00pm
Competitor Rules Meeting: 5:45pm
Climbing: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Awards: 8:30pm

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WAIVERS:
When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!

AWARDS + RAFFLE PRIZES:
Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to win something too; competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be given out after the Awards (approx 5pm)!

FREE AFTER PARTY! 3:00pm-9:00pm
Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp session; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Who can compete?

All climbers age 16 or older are welcome to compete; we’re planning to have up to 200 competitors split into 2 sessions.

What format is the competition?

Sessions 1 and 2 will be modified redpoint format — this means that we will set a collection of climbs in the grade range for that category, and competitors are scored based on their tops, zones, and attempts on that collection of climbs. The top six competitors in each of Open – Men and Open – Women will qualify for the Finals round.

Finals round will be onsight format for the 6 competitors in each category. Finals competitors will each have a 4 minute turn to attempt each climb.

Do you need help?

Yes, we’re looking for volunteers for all three sessions! Find out more about what we need and what perks we’re offering here.

How much does it cost?

Sign up early to save! Presale prices are $45 for members and $50 for guests; they end Wednesday, 4/27. Later signups will cost $55 for members and $60 for guests.

Can I watch but not compete?

Yes, please come by for our social starting at 2:30pm, and stick around for Finals at 6pm! We expect the two earlier sessions to be pretty full, which might make spectating difficult, but if you volunteer to judge, you’ll have a front row seat!

Where should I park?

Parking at the gym will be limited — we’re using several spots for coffee, food trucks, and gathering space. In addition to our lot and the gravel road behind the gym, there’s paid parking is available at the Hiram Chittenden Locks a hundred yards west, and free on-street parallel parking on the streets and avenues north of the gym (28th through 32nd Avenues, 54th through 58th Streets).

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WALL + GYM CLOSURES:

  • Monday, April 25: Walltopia Room Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, April 29: Walltopia Room closed. Realm and Front Room partially closed. The Wave, Bulge, Roof, Vert are OPEN!
  • Saturday, April 30: All climbing closed to non-competitors
  • Sunday, May 1: Gym Re-Opens to Everyone!

Climbing will fully reopen on Sunday, May 1st with a large selection of all new competition style boulder routes for everyone to try!

CHALK UP: Community Comp

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Edgeworks Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55 

Registration Includes:
BEST ROPE ROUTES of the year  •  AWARDS  •  RAFFLE PRIZES  •  After PARTY (21+)

Pre-registration closes at 12pm, Wednesday, March 23rd
IN-PERSON day-of registration may be available if space remains; $55 for everyone

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Chalk up and get ready for a fun, new community rope competition! Bring a belayer and all the stoke to send while putting your rope climbing skills to the test on an all new set of competition style routes.

3 comps. 1 day. We’ll start the day early with morning and afternoon USAC Qualifying Events and then roll straight into an evening session dedicated to our members and community. 

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COMPETITION DETAILS:

Location: Edgeworks Tacoma
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Climbing Disciplines: Top rope and lead climbing
Format: Redpoint
Belayers: Bring your own belayer!
Categories: Select your gender during sign up – you’ll be automatically placed into a category based on total score.
Genders: Female, Male, Non-Binary
Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older

SCHEDULE:
Check-In: 5:00pm
Competitor Meeting: 5:45pm
Climbing Begins: 6:00pm
Climbing Ends: 8:30pm
Awards & Raffle: 9:00pm

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WAIVERS:
When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!

BRING YOUR OWN BELAYER:
Belayers must hold a current belay certification with Edgeworks Climbing. Top rope and lead tests can be taken at any of our locations at any time prior to comp day! The day is going to be quite busy and our Tacoma staff will not be available for belay/lead test on the day of the event.

AWARDS and RAFFLE PRIZES:
Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each COMMUNITY COMP category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to win something too. Competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be given out after the Awards (approx 9pm) and will include a sweet Grand Prize drawing!

AFTER PARTY! 8:30PM – 10PM
Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us upstairs for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp session; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors in each category will receive a sweet product prize from one of our event sponsors.

USAC Credit and Chalk UP: USAC Competitors CANNOT get credit for competing in the Chalk UP community comp. In the event that a USAC participant wants to compete for BOTH USAC credit AND prizes they must register for and climb in both sessions. Yes, that means they have to pay twice.

Climbing Time: Climbers will be allowed EXACTLY 2.5 hours to climb. All climbing will end at the 2.5 hour mark.

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WALL and GYM CLOSURES:

Monday – Friday, March 21st – 25th:
Wall closures will begin as competition setting takes place; closed areas will include all of the EAST BAY rope walls. The rope and boulder walls in the West Room will remain open to members and customers throughout the week!

Saturday, March 26th | Gym Closed 8am – 6pm
Because the morning and afternoon USAC Qualifying sessions will run as onsight competitions, the entire gym will be closed to all non-competitors from 8am – 6pm (including ALL of the climbing walls in the West Room, weight area, upstairs lounge, yoga and instruction rooms). All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be cancelled. Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

The West Bay and fitness areas will OPEN to MEMBERS ONLY after 6pm while the East Bay remains closed for the Chalk Up! rope comp.

Sunday, March 27th | Gym Re-Opens to Everyone
Climbing will fully reopen on Sunday, March 27 with a large selection of all new competition style rope routes for everyone to try!

KAYA | SG Boulder League

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

The SG Boulder League is back!

August 9 – September 3, 2021
Open to all who want to participate! With a relative scoring system, climbers of all levels and abilities have the chance to win. Join the fun and sign up through KAYA today!

THE BASICS:

Participation is FREE and scoring is based on the relative grade limit for the climber. All boulders in Seattle and Bellevue will be part of the league.

The league starts with a community event kick-off on August 9th and ends September 3rd. Winners will be announced shortly after. Get psyched and try hard!

CHALLENGE FORMAT:

  • Skill level: choose the hardest grade you can send in 5 tries
  • Individual event: no team, no categories and no repeats
  • Prizes awarded to the top 3 competitors from each gym (SEA/BEL), including great gear, fun t-shirts, and more!

RULES:

  • Scoring is based off of self-reported V-Max grades (a grade you can send in 5 go’s – or less – on a regular basis). 
    • 100 points for routes completed at your V-Max grade. 
    • 10 additional points for every grade above that. 
    • 20 points subtracted for climbs below your V-Max. 
    • 1 point will also be deducted for each attempt.
  • Sandbaggers beware! V-Max grades will be bumped when necessary. 
  • Climbs must be logged in KAYA, anytime from Aug 9th – Sep 3rd.
    • Download the KAYA app and add Stone Gardens Bellevue or Seattle as your home gym; the League will pop up in your feed. 
  • Be sure to follow the live, ongoing leaderboard in KAYA to track your progress and compete!

Community Challenge

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

COMPETE WITH FRIENDS. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS. HAVE FUN. WIN PRIZES!

Download the KAYA app TODAY to join!

Our ALL NEW Community Challenge is similar to our Boulder Series (or leagues) of the past but amped up in a whole new way!

Designed to be 2 competitions in one (seasoned pro or newbie), prizes will be awarded for top overall winners; recognition for “most improved”, “most recommendations” and “most unique routes”; plus a variety of weekly flash challenges worked in for added fun.

Regardless of your climbing ability (strong or newbie), this is sure to be a fun social experiment – er, EXPERIENCE –  for everyone involved.

WHY ARE WE USING THE KAYA APP?

The KAYA Climb app may be new to the Tacoma community but is used by climbers all around the world and its features help us better facilitate the challenge by:

  1. Making it easier for us to track participation and progress.
  2. Giving you real time standings to see where you’re at, how your progress compares to others and exactly what you need to do to WIN! 

CHALLENGE DETAILS: 

Here’s all that you really need to know.

BOULDERING:

Four categories: (prizes for 1st place in each category + most improved)
– Intro VB -V1
– Beginner V1 – V3
– Intermediate V3 – V5
– Advanced V5 – V+

ROPES:

Elevation Comp: (most feet climbed during comp; top 3 win prizes)
– 25 ft for West Bay (ropes)
– 40 ft for East Bay
– 50 ft for Lead Prow

OVERALL PRIZES:

  1. Flash Challenges
  2. Most recommendations

PRIZES AWARDED DURING OUR NEXT MEMBER SOCIAL: AUGUST 3RD!

USAC YOUTH BOULDERING COMP

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

2020 Virtual Climbing Competition

November 9-23, 2020

Edgeworks has always been dedicated to providing opportunities for youth climbers to advance their skills and become strong competitors on a local, regional and national level. That is why we’ve chosen to partner with USA Climbing and other gyms in our region to offer a Virtual Youth Climbing Competition, November 9-23.

In preparation, we’re also excited to announce a new combined effort of Edgeworks and Stone Gardens route setters who will be working to reset both our boulder and rope walls! 

Starting November 2, you’ll notice focused attention on our boulder walls as these teams work to reset for the competition. The benefit will be 60+ new competition problems for all to enjoy! You don’t have to be a youth climber to get your hands on these stellar new routes. 

And, while we’re working with other coaches and climbing teams to reduce any impact on our reservation system, it’s important to note that during the 2-week comp period (Nov 9-23) reservations for ZONE 4 could fill up faster than usual.

Please make sure to adjust your plans accordingly.

Black Light Bouldering 2019

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Saturday, October 26th
2019 Black Light Bouldering Competition + Party

ADULT RESULTS ←(click the link)
YOUTH RESULTS ←(click the link)

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Edgeworks Members: $25 ($40 after 10/23)
Pre-Registration: $35
 ($50 after 10/23)

Pre-registration closes at 12pm, Wednesday, October 23rd
IN-PERSON day-of registration opens at 9:30am, Saturday, October 26

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Since 2004, Edgeworks has been incorporating the CHALLENGE and MOTIVATION of a climbing competition with the CREATIVITY, STOKE and FUN of black lights. Our stellar team of route setters craft 55 of the best problems of the year and our creative team of staff and volunteers decorate the walls to make them glow. No matter your skill level, you can’t help but feel the EXCITEMENT when the lights go out.

From the route setting, black light tape decor, costumes and DJ; to the pre-registation swag bags, awards and raffle prizes, each year keeps getting better because we never stop looking for new or different ways to mix things up.

While you’re here, be sure to check out the VIDEO from a previous Black Light comp!←(click the link to watch).

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COMPETITION DETAILS:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Competition Format: Red Point; No Finals.

Registration Includes:
BEST ROUTES of the year   Black light FUN  •  AWARDS  •  RAFFLE PRIZES (Adult & Youth)
COSTUME CONTEST  •  After PARTY (21+)
BLACK LIGHT Tee or Tank (add’l $15, must register by Oct. 9th)  

SESSION 1:   Registration Full
• Categories*: USAC YOUTH
Check-In: 9:30am
Rules Meeting: 10:30am
Competition: 11:00am-2:00pm
SESSION 2:   Register Now!
Categories*: Adult Male/Female
Check-In: 1:30pm
Rules Meeting: 2:30pm
 Competition: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Call to be added to the waitlist for Session 1. (253) 564-4899

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* Competitors must register for the assigned session for their category; i.e. youth in Session 1, adults in Session 2.
* Youth under 18 who wish to compete in session 2 must sign up for OPEN categories; no youth under 16 allowed to compete in the Adult session.
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ADULT Categories: Female
Recreation (v0 -v2) | Intermediate (v3-v4) | Advanced (v5-v6)Open (v7+) | Masters (45+ yrs)

ADULT Categories: Male
Recreation (v0 -v3) | Intermediate (v4-v5) | Advanced (v6-v7)Open (v8+) | Masters (45+ yrs)

AWARDS and RAFFLE PRIZES:
Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each ADULT category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to win something too. Competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be given out after the Adult Awards (approx 7pm) and will include a sweet Grand Prize drawing!

COSTUME CONTEST – 6:30pm
Compete dressed as your favorite super hero, celebrity or animal; or just decorate yourself in the best glow imaginable and be entered to win a fun prize in our Costume Contest.

MUSIC/DJ (all day) and FOOD TRUCKS (11am-4pm)
Enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Johnny Devine and grab a bite from the Sirius Wood Fired Pizza food truck between sessions. There’s a lot going on, we want make sure you stay fueled and entertained.

FREE AFTER PARTY! 6PM – 8PM
Once the competition ends, everyone 21+ is invited to join us upstairs for FREE beer/ciderComp registration not required.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors in all Adult Categories will receive a sweet product prize from one of our event sponsors.

USAC Credit and OPEN Category: USAC Competitors CANNOT get credit for the comp if they compete in the OPEN Category. In the event that a USAC participant wants to compete for BOTH USAC credit AND prizes they must register for and climb in both sessions. Yes, that means they have to pay twice.

Climbing Time: Climbers will be allowed EXACTLY 3 hours to climb. All climbing will end at the 3 hour mark.

USAC Membership/Number: All youth competitors must have a current USAC membership or purchase a USAC Introductory Membership ($30) to compete. Memberships must be purchased online before the competition begins. Introductory Memberships can be used at multiple local events; you do not need to purchase a new one for each local event.

Waivers: When in doubt, fill one out! All competitors must have a current waiver on file and any waivers completed for last year’s comp are now expired. Click here now!

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WALL and AREA CLOSURES:

Wednesday – Friday, October 23rd – 25th:
Wall closures will begin as competition setting takes place; closed areas will include all of the bouldering walls as well as most of the top rope walls in the West Room. The top rope and lead walls in the East Room will remain open to members and customers throughout the comp!

Saturday, October 26th | Gym Hours 10am – 8pm
The entire right side of the gym will be open to competitors only (including ALL of the climbing walls in the West Room, weight area, upstairs lounge, yoga and instruction rooms). The cardio area and all climbing walls in the East Room will remain OPEN to members and customers throughout the day! All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be cancelled. Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

Even better news is the gym will fully reopen on Sunday, October 27th with a HUGE selection of brand new boulder problems for everyone to try!

2018 Black Light Comp

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Saturday, October 27
2018 Black Light Bouldering Competition + Party

ADULT RESULTS ←(click the link)
YOUTH & CCS RESULTS ←(click the link)

For 14 years our Black Light Bouldering comps have been known as one of the MOST FUN climbing events in the region – this comp delivers CREATIVITY, STOKE and FUN unlike any other climbing competition in our area. From the route setting, black light tape decor, costumes and DJ to the pre-registation swag bags, awards and raffle prizes, each year keeps getting better.

And, if you haven’t been to Edgeworks in a while you can expect some other exciting changes as well… our expansion project will be complete just in time for the comp. Please pay attention to the signs directing you where to go, because some things will be different (better!) than in previous years.

While you’re here, be sure to check out the VIDEO from a previous Black Light comp!←(click the link to watch).
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COMPETITION DETAILS:

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Competition Format: Red point; no finals.

Registration Includes:
 BEST ROUTES of the year   Black light FUN  •  AWARDS  •  RAFFLE PRIZES (Adult & Youth)  
•  COSTUME CONTEST  •  After PARTY (21+)  
  BLACK LIGHT Tee or Tank (add’l $15, must register by Oct. 10th)  

SESSION 1: 
• Categories*: ALL USAC YOUTH
Check-In: 9:30am
Rules Meeting: 10:30am
Competition: 11:00am-2:00pm
SESSION 2: 
Categories*: USAC CCS & ADULTS
Check-In: 1:30pm
Rules Meeting: 2:30pm & 2:45pm
 Competition: 3:00pm-6:00pm

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* Competitors must register for the assigned session for their category; i.e. youth in Session 1, adults in Session 2.
* Youth under 18 who wish to compete in session 2 must sign up for OPEN categories; no youth under 16 allowed to compete in the Adult session.
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ADULT Categories: Male/Female
Recreation (v0 -v2) | Intermediate (v3-v4) | Advanced (v5-v6)Open (v7+) | Masters (45+ yrs)

AWARDS and RAFFLE PRIZES:
Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each ADULT category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to win something too. Competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be given out after the Adult Awards (approx 7pm) and will include a sweet Grand Prize drawing!

COSTUME CONTEST – 6:30pm
Compete dressed as your favorite super hero, celebrity or animal; or just decorate yourself in the best glow imaginable and be entered to win a fun prize in our Costume Contest.

MUSIC/DJ (all day) and FOOD TRUCKS (11am-4pm)
Enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Johnny Devine and grab a bite from the Sirius Wood Fired Pizza food truck between sessions. There’s a lot going on, we want make sure you stay fueled and entertained.

FREE AFTER PARTY! 6PM – 8PM
Once the competition ends, everyone 21+ is invited to join us in the upstairs for FREE beer/ciderComp registration not required.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors in all Adult Categories will receive a sweet product prize from one of our event sponsors.

USAC Credit and OPEN Category: USAC Competitors CANNOT get credit for the comp if they compete in the OPEN Category. In the event that a USAC participant wants to compete for BOTH USAC credit AND prizes they must register for and climb in both sessions. Yes, that means they have to pay twice.

Climbing Time: Climbers will be allowed EXACTLY 3 hours to climb. All climbing will end at the 3 hour mark.

USAC Membership/Number: All USAC competitors must have a current USAC membership or purchase a USAC Introductory Membership ($20) to compete. Memberships must be purchased online before the competition begins. Introductory Memberships can be used at multiple local events; you do not need to purchase a new one for each local event .

Waivers: When in doubt, fill one out! All competitors must have a current waiver on file and any waivers completed for last year’s comp are now expired. Click here now!

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WALL and AREA CLOSURES:

Wednesday – Friday, October 24th – 26th:
Wall closures will begin as competition setting takes place; closed areas will include all of the bouldering walls as well as most of the shorter top rope walls. The new/taller top rope and lead walls will remain open to members and customers throughout the comp!

Saturday, October 27th | Gym Hours 10am – 8pm
The right half to two-thirds of the gym (including the bouldering area, upstairs lounge, yoga and instruction rooms) will be open to competitors only but the new/taller walls will remain OPEN to members and customers throughout the day! All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be cancelled. Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

Even better news is the gym will fully reopen on Sunday, October 28 with a HUGE selection of brand new boulder problems for everyone to try!

Spring Bouldering Series 3

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Spring Bouldering Series 3

Wednesday Nights: March 7th – April 11th
8:00pm – 9:30pm | FREE for Members

RESULTS: Final ←(click the link for CURRENT RESULTS)
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Compete with friends on the newest problems in the gym with our
3rd Annual Spring Bouldering Series!

This 6-week series is designed to be 3 competitions in one with trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners; recognition for “most improved”, “most inspirational”, etc; and a variety of weekly challenges worked in to each competition.

Regardless of your climbing ability (strong or newbie), this is sure to be a fun social experiment – er, EXPERIENCE –  for everyone involved.

If Wednesday nights aren’t your thing, we’ll have other options to join the competition throughout the week but with a bit less structure and community. Simply collect your scorecard from the desk and follow the route labels for the week. 

SIGN UP ONLINE or AT THE FRONT DESK!

Competition Categories:

(Male and female categories split into 3 difficulties)
V0 – V2   |   V3 – V5   |   V6+

Format:

4 redpoint competitions (in which points are gained only if the problem is completed)
2 surprise category comps

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AWARDS NIGHT!

Wednesday, April 18 @ 8:00pm
Join us for a FUN NIGHT of celebration including custom made trophies for category winners and outstanding participant recognition. Plus, some free beer because… why not?

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