Sun Burn 2017 Results

2016 Results:
  Overall ResultsDiscipline Results

On July 29, 2017the PRG proudly announces the return of the Sun Burn, the only event of its kind…for our 10th year!

The feel of an outdoor comp, in air-conditioned comfort! Come and climb over 80 of the best problems or routes in:

Slab Climbing – Dynos – Top-Outs – Routes – Bouldering

What is your specialty?  Do you have a passion for heights? You can try the Route comp!  Do you like to throw for every hold you can? Then, go for the Dyno comp! Are you into scrabbling your way onto the top of gritty, sloping, body-scraping boulders? Then, the Top-out comp is for you! Whatever your poison, the Sun Burn has an event designed just for you!

Do you love, as we do, everything about this sport? You can compete in all five “disciplines” and be the overall king or queen of the Burn! Add to this awards for every category, a Cash Purse for Open competitors, raffle prizes, great music and a fantastic barbecue, and you have the coolest climbing event of the summer.

Get out of the heat and humidity…and GET A BURN!

BTW, did we mention FOOD, MUSIC & AWARDS?
Call 877-822-7673 or check out the FAQ for More Information.

Sun Burn FAQ

    Who can attend?
Anyone! Both Kids and Adults–Open and Amateur.
Citizens Categories:
Female — Novice (up to V1+ or 5.8)  Advanced (V2- to V5 or 5.11)  Open (V5+ or 5.11+ & up)
Male — Novice (up to V3- or 5.9)  Advanced (V3 to V7 or 5.12a)   Open (V7+ or 5.12b & up)
Youth (M & F) — 11 & Under

All Amateur competitors & Spectators are welcome!

    When is it?

Date: July 29, 2017

Citizens & Open Qualifiers (All Categories)
Check In Opens: 10:00 am
Pre-lims Start: 11:00 am
Pre-lims End:  4:00 pm

Barbecue to follow!

Open Finals
Open Finals Start: 6:00 pm
Open Finals End: 8:00 pm
Awards to Follow!

All times subject to change. Please check back or call 877-822-7673 for updates.

    What does it cost?
$40.00 Pre-registered  /  $45.00 at the Door


Just want to watch or come to the Party?! No Problem…
Spectators: $12.00 pre-registered  /  $15.00 at the Door


    How do I register?
Competitors may register online or by phone. Or you may call 877-822-7673 to register by phone. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, July 28th by 5 pm.

    What is the Format?
Citizens and Youth

The Sun Burn Format is a new format, intended to bring a relaxed, outdoor feel to the competition circuit. The event will consist of 5 “disciplines”, which  will have their own rankings (i.e. winners, etc.) in each category. Climbers may enter any number of “disciplines” that they wish–in each category, the climber who sends the highest number of problems (sometimes called “tops”), with the fewest total falls will win.
Climbers who climb in all 5 “disciplines” will be eligible to win the Overall Title. The climber who ranks highest in the greatest number of disciplines will win.


Slab: Each category will have between 8 and 12 problems available.
Dynos: Each category will have between 8 and 12 dynos available.
Top-Outs: Each category will have between 8 and 12 top-out boulder problems.
Routes: Each category will have between 5 and 8 routes available.
Bouldering: Each category will have between 8 and 15 problems available.
Overall Winner: There will be an overall winner selected based on the best ranked result from each of the 5 disciplines. Overall winners will be chosen for Youth and Citizens.

Open Climbers

Open Qualifiers will consist of the following: Each climber must complete at least one routes/problem in each of the 5 disciplines. Ranking will consist of the highest average number of sends across disciplines. The top 50% or 8 climbers (whichever is smaller) in each gender will qualify for finals.Open Finals will be a World Cup format containing 2 Boulder Problems and 1 Route. Climbers will have 5 minutes to climb each (route or problem) to high point, using falls to break ties. There will be a 5 minute rest in between problems/routes.

All competitors, parents and coaches are expected to be familiar with the rules prior to attending the competition.
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.

     What about Lead Climbing?

The Route portion of the event will have leadable routes for Youth and Citizens; however, leading will only be required for Open competitors (in Finals). All competitors who lead must either be currently certified for Lead at a PRG Climbing Center or through an equivalent course. The PRG reserves the right to revoke or refuse Lead Climbing privileges for any climber at any time, for any reason.

    How can I help?

It takes a lot of dedicated individuals to put on an exceptional competition. We are always looking for interested volunteers who can help make these events the best they can possibly be. In particular, volunteers can help with:

Judging Routes
Set Up
…and Route Setting

If you would like to volunteer for the Sun Burn in any one of these areas, please contact Tom Meehan. Volunteers get the best seats in the house! Thanks in advance!