The Burn Bouldering Series:

Four Burns and over $14,000 in cash and prizes

Burn Series 2018

Current rankings and Minimum Categories are posted:  Youth  |  Adult

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!

Current Rankings:  Adult Rankings  |  Youth Rankings

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.

2017-18 Series Schedule

Midnight Burn, PRG Oaks – October 28, 2017  |  Click for Results
Heart Burn, PRG East Falls – December 2, 2017 | Click for Results
Winter Burn, PRG Coatesville- January 27, 2018 | Click for Results

Championship:  Burn Championships, PRG Wyncote – February 17, 2018  |  Click for Results

Rankings and results for each competition will be posted on this page after each event, so check back here!

Burn Bouldering Series FAQ

Anyone! Both Kids and Adults–Open and Amateur.

All Amateur competitors & Spectators are welcome!

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
  • Scoring
  • Set Up
  • Forerunning
  • 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!

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.

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.

Competitors may register online or by phone. Or you may call 877-822-7673 to register by phone. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, July 27th by 5 pm.

When you look at the Series Rankings you will notice at the far right hand side for each category there is a column labelled Ranking. Your Burn Series Ranking is a system for tracking your performance relative to other members of your category throughout the year at our Burn events. Each competitor in each category will start the series with a point value for their Ranking, based on either their performance from the previous season, or, in the case of new entrants, a mean point value. At the end of the first event, after all the places are calculated, each competitor will have their Ranking Points adjusted to reflect their finishing place in the event. Competitors will carry their Ranking points from the first event into the second. After the places at the second event are calculated, new Ranking points will be assigned based on placements, and and overall Series Ranking (up to that point) will be calculated. And so on for further events.

The basic idea is as follows: At the end of a given comp, your Ranking points will be adjusted based on how many other competitors in your category placed above you or below you. For those you place higher than, your points will increase based on how their points compare to yours at the beginning of the event–you get a large bump for placing above someone who was ranked higher than you, less of one for placing above someone who was ranked at or below you. And, the converse is true for those that place above you–your points will decrease for each person placing above you, less for those who are already ranked higher than you, more for those ranked lower. In the end, the balance of these adjustments to your Ranking points will update your Ranking for each successive comp.What does it all mean? Basically, the higher your points, the better your rank in the Burn Series.

Questions or comments about the Ranking or Invitations to the Championships? Please download our Burn Series Rules & Guidelines or  email us!

The format of each event will be an Open Redpoint Format with a Modified (Highpoint) World Cup Finals for Open Competitors.Climbers’ rank in pre-lims will be based on their top 5 problems. There is no limit on the number of tries. For Open Categories there  will be a final round, for up to 8 competitors, or one more than half of competitors present, whichever is smaller. The format for Finals will be Modified (Highpoint) World Cup (sometimes called Onsight).  All competitors are expected to be familiar with these rules prior to attending the competition. For a more detailed description of formats and rules, please download our Burn Series Rules and Guidelines.

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.

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