The 5th Annual Burn Series:
Four Burns and over $14,000 in cash and prizes!
For the fifth year in a row, the PRG is combining all of our Burn bouldering events into a single regional series to crown the kings and queens of the Burns! In addition to the great problems, fun, food, music and prizes of each Burn, the best climbers in each category for the whole series get the bragging rights to call themselves the Best of the Burns…plus, more prizes of course!
2017-18 Series Schedule
Rankings and results for each competition will be posted on this page after each event, so check back here!
College Climbers don’t forget to select your College Club Team when you register to be counted for our Collegiate Series Championships! For more information or to get your team into the series, please email us!
BTW, did we mention FOOD, MUSIC & PRIZES?
Call 877-822-7673 for More Information. Register Today Online or by Phone!
Questions about the Series? See our FAQ below or download our Burn Series Rules and Guidelines.
2016-17 Burn Series Final Rankings | Midnight Burn Results | Winter Burn Results | Heart Burn Results | Burn Championships Results
2015-16 Burn Series Final Rankings | Midnight Burn Results | Winter Burn Results | Heart Burn Results | Burn Championships Results
2014-15 Burn Series Final Rankings | Midnight Burn Results | Winter Burn Results | Heart Burn Results | Friction Burn Results
2013-14 Burn Series Final Rankings | Midnight Burn Results | Winter Burn Results | Heart Burn Results
Burn Bouldering Series FAQ
Who can attend?
Anyone! Both Kids and Adults–Open and Amateur.
All Amateur competitors & Spectators are welcome!
How does it work?
The Burn Bouldering Series consists of four bouldering competitions – Midnight Burn (prelim), Winter Burn (prelim), Heart Burn (prelim) and the Burn Series Championship – three prelims and one final championship event. Each event will follow the same format as the Burn’s always have, and awards will be based for each event on performance in that event.
The Championship this year will be an open event for all categories. Competitors in that event will vie for the not only to win that comp (and the awards that entails), but also for the Overall Burn Series Championship, which in each category will be selected based on their combined performance throughout the entire series! For more details please download our Burn Series Rules & Guidelines
To be eligible for an Overall Burn Series Championship title and awards a competitor must compete in at least two pre-lims.
When are they?
Dates: Midnight Burn, PRG Oaks – October 28, 2017
Heart Burn, PRG East Falls – December 2, 2017
Winter Burn, PRG Coatesville – January 27, 2018
Burn Series Championship, PRG Wyncote – February 17, 2018
Dates may be subject to change. Please check back or call 877-822-7673 for updates.
How do I register?
Competitors may register for each event online, or you may call 877-822-7673 to register by phone.
What is the Format?
Please note: Formats are subject to change at any time, subject to the discretion of the PRG. Please call or check back for updated information.
|Open||Over 1900||Top 15%|
|Novice||Under 1200||Bottom 15%|
|Open||Over 1880||Top 20%|
|Novice||Under 1200||Bottom 20%|
Any competitor who participated in the prior year Series will have a rank and ranking points carried over from that year. That rank will be used to determine which Adult Category you compete in for your first Burn Series event of this year. For example, if your ranking points after the Friction Burn 2015 were in 1678 overall in female, that means you would be placed in the Advanced category (your minimum category) for the start of the 2015-16 season, and the first competition (unless you choose to climb in a higher category, see below).
After each competition your ranking will be re-evaluated based on your performance and others in your gender. Should your ranking change enough after a competition to move you into another category, then your new category will take effect at the next Burn Series event you attend.
New competitors: For climbers who enter their first Burn competition this year, therefore without a ranking, you will be given default ranking points prior to competing in your first event. Your category at your first event will be determined by how well you rank at that event. In other words, you will be placed into your category at the end of your first event, based on how you performed. After your first event, your ranking will be adjusted as per the description above.
Entering a Higher Category: Competitors may request to climb in a higher category than their minimum, at any prelim event. For example, a competitor ranked in Advanced may request to climb in Open, or a climber in Novice may request to climb in Intermediate. Selection of a different category must occur before the commencement of climbing of the Burn event in question, and may not be changed during that event.
If a climber chooses to compete in a higher category in any two prelim events, they will be tracked as a competitor in that category for the duration of the series, and will not be eligible to compete in their original category at the Championships. If a climber chooses to compete in more than one higher category (i.e. above their minimum) during the series (e.g. Advanced in one competition and Open in another), their final ranking will be in the highest category in which they climbed.
9 & under | 10-11 | 12-14 | 15-18 — M & F.
Age categories are automatically calculated on the basis of birthdates, with the cut-off being March 1, 2016. For more information, please download our Burn Series Rules & Guidelines or see the JIBS website.
What is my Ranking?
How can I help?
…and Route Setting
If you would like to volunteer for any of the Burns in any one of these areas, please contact Tom Meehan. Volunteers get the best seats in the house! Thanks in advance!
Special thanks to these amazing sponsors: