Red River Gorge Expedition

Weekend adventures, brought to you by PRG Guides:

Red River Gorge Expedition

Take your climbing to new heights! Our guides will be on location at the beautiful Red River Gorge, ready to take you up classic routes and teach you new skills in one of the best climbing locations in the world. This trip features top rope and lead climbing on some of the best sandstone you could ask for.

Tell stories around a campfire and get some air under your feet. Join us for a weekend you will never forget.

Includes:
Three full days of guided climbing and instruction
9am – 4pm

Travel, Lodging, Equipment, and Food
Participants are responsible for their own food, lodging, and travel to and from RRG. Your guide will have a campsite or two reserved for anyone who is looking for an easy place to drop a tent. PRG will provide all climbing gear and equipment as needed.

Daily Schedule
Climbers will meet in the morning for a brief check-in, then travel to the climbing site for an introduction to the location and begin climbing and instruction. Your guide will select the appropriate terrain for the day based on the experience level of the group, weather conditions, and knowledge of the area.

Location: Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Dates: Sept. 7 – Sept. 9, 2018

Trip Capacity: 5 participants (min) – 12 participants (max)

Trip Prerequisites:
Ages 21+
PRG Top Rope Belay Certification
Ability to climb 5.7 or harder

Cost: $395 members ($475 non-members)

RRG Expedition FAQ

Guides will be camping in one of the following two locations. The final location will be based on the number of participants choosing to camp on site. Your guides will provide more information as needed.

Miquel’s
$3/night to pitch a tent in the field

Land of the Arches
$5/per person per night

This expedition is not just a great opportunity for guided climbing at one of the country’s prime climbing destinations–it’s also an educational experience. Participants get the opportunity to learn how to climb and belay for sport lead climbing outdoors from knowledgeable and experienced guides. They will also learn how to build simple sport anchors and clean and lower from routes. With careful oversight from guides, participants will hone their skills over three days of hands-on experience.

Most climbers opt for a minimalist lifestyle, which is reflected in their packing lists. Thankfully, the Red River Gorge is a fairly temperate climate, which means you can save your winter gear for Denali. Even so, bring a warm layer or two just in case; it can be cold when it rains.

For a list of recommended gear for camping, check out ​this car camping guide.

For a list of recommended personal gear, ​check out our list here.

If you’re looking to eat out, there’s a number of climber favorites in the area. ​Miguel’s​ is an absolute staple in the climbing world, offering great breakfast burritos and its world famous pizza. The ​Rockhouse​ is a great place for burgers and local craft beers.

For in-campground dining, there are a number of grocery stores nearby for stocking up on supplies. Be sure to pick up your favorite non-perishables and plenty of water for fuel and hydration at the climbing sites.

Leaving from Philadelphia:

I-76 W, US-220 S,​ I-68 W, I-79 S and I-64 W to KY-11 S in Slade.
KY-11 is the main road connecting the climbing areas in the RRG.

Both Miguel’s and the Rockhouse are on KY-11

Here is a sample day schedule for your perusal:

(Remember: This is just an example what a day on a guided trip can look like and may not reflect your actual schedule. A gajillion factors can alter this schedule, including weather, crowds, and your personal preferences and goals.)

  • Breakfast
  • Meet up at 9am to begin day and drive to climbing area
  • Class Schedule:
    • Lead Climbing and Belaying
    • Cleaning anchors and Rappelling
    • Drills and Practice
  • Lunch
  • Climbing Schedule
    • Split into groups by ability/comfort level/climbing interests
    • Climb until 4pm
  • Return to campground for dinner and campfire goodness

Rain is an (un)fortunate part of outdoor climbing! If it rains, your guides will choose an area that’s ‘rain-friendly’ and focus on the instructional aspect of the expedition. When the weather clears, you’ll get back to climbing. Make sure you bring good boots and a rain jacket as the hike in can still be very wet.

Based on weather forecasts prior to the trip, the trip may be cancelled and/or rescheduled for another regional location in the event that guides determine a total wash at RRG. Clients can choose to go to the alternate location or have their payment refunded.

Once on location, if bad weather affects more than 1 day of the trip, the following terms apply:

2 Day rain out: $100.00 refund
3 Day rain out: $200.00 refund

Guides will not operate on rain out days, however, we will offer suggestions for alternative activities. While guides are not required to accompany clients on wash days, they may choose to do so if they wish (and if you wish), so long as climbing is not a part of the activities.

Red River Gorge Expedition

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USA CLIMBING – Divisional Bouldering Championships

Click Here to Register!

On January 13 & 14, 2018 the Philadelphia Rock Gym is proud to host the 2018 USAC Youth Divisional Bouldering Championship at our PRG Wyncote location. Open to all youth USAC members who have met the qualification criteria.

 

When is it?

Saturday, January 13 & 14, 2018 at PRG Wyncote

Preliminary Schedule*

TBD!!! Schedule will be released upon registration closure.

How do I register?

All competitors must register through USA Climbing. Click here for registration and further information!

Hotel Accommodations

Looking for accommodations? We have a host hotel with a special discount!

Hilton Garden Inn
Ft. Washington, PA

$99/night
*Must book by January 5th.

Click here to book online through our personalized room block.

Or call 215.646.4627 to book by phone. Please reference Philadelphia Rock Gym Competition when booking.

How can I help?

Scoring
Set Up
Forerunning
…and Route Setting

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

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Join us for the 3rd Dyno Comp of the 2017-18 Season!

At PRG Coatesville!

On February 3, 2018 the PRG proudly announces the 3rd Dyno Party of the 2017-18 season!

Mark your Calendars for Future Dyno Comps and Check Results From Past Events!

Nov 18 – Oaks RESULTS!
Dec 16 – East Falls RESULTS!
Feb 3 – Coatesville
March 3 – Wyncote

Join us for an afternoon of music, fun and prizes…and really long throws!

Call 877-822-7673 or check out the FAQ for More Information.

Dyno Party FAQ

Who can attend?

Anyone! Both Kids and Adults–Adv and Amateur.

All Amateur competitors & Spectators are welcome!

When is it?

Date: February 3, 2018

Times:
Check in Opens: 3:00 pm
Competition Start: 4:00 pm
Competition End: 6:00 pm

Awards to Follow!

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

What does it cost?

$20 for PRG Members  |  $25 for non-Members

How do I register?

Competitors may register online or by phone. Or you may call 877-822-7673 to register by phone.

What is the Format?

Distance, Double, and Freestyle Dynos!

Categories: Advanced | Novice | 13 & Under (as of March 3, 2018)

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
Scoring
Set Up
Forerunning
…and Route Setting

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

Burn Series 2018

2017-18 Burn Bouldering Series Ranks & Categories — Youth

The table below lists the current ranking points and the category for Youth Climbers in the current Burn Series events.  Please note: Competitors need a minimum of 2 events to be eligible win the Burn Series titles. For more detailed information on Ranking Points please see the Burn Series page and/or download our Burn Series Rules and Guidelines.

Any registrant is eligible to place in the Championship event for prizes and awards. However, only participants who have attended at least 2 regular Burn Series events are eligible for the additional awards and prizes for the Burn Series cumulative championships. Questions or concerns regarding rankings? Contact the competition director.

These rankings are preliminary as of 2-5-18 and may be updated after a review period. Scroll down for ranks.

Current Series Rankings for 2017-18

Name Category Gender Ranking Series Comps
Allison Buczko 9 & Under F 1331.01 1
Paige Talarico 9 & Under F 1151.97 1
Cala Miller 9 & Under F 1011.33 2
May Devine 9 & Under F 949.33 2
Juliet Lewin 9 & Under F 862.38 2
Elliott Doody 9 & Under F 754.09 2
Luca Rossi 9 & Under M 993.03 1
Cadel Frank 9 & Under M 968.31 3
Anders Gates 9 & Under M 957.82 2
Jared Vitz 9 & Under M 932.30 1
Isaac Polsky 9 & Under M 930.85 2
Carter Godfrey 9 & Under M 919.29 1
Liam Moriarty 9 & Under M 809.23 2
Sydney Cass 10 to 11 F 1704.44 2
Ella Naidich 10 to 11 F 1678.19 3
Noelani Shimomura 10 to 11 F 1584.50 1
Jamie Fritz 10 to 11 F 1413.39 3
Sadie Mills 10 to 11 F 1410.24 2
Ella Ross 10 to 11 F 1309.90 3
Addison Beckey 10 to 11 F 1299.96 3
Jolie Abadir 10 to 11 F 1274.67 2
Maren Mahar-Piersma 10 to 11 F 1183.14 1
Eliza Cucchiara 10 to 11 F 1178.10 2
Natalyn Allen 10 to 11 F 1108.97 3
Piper Hoffman 10 to 11 F 1079.75 3
Lilly Rogers 10 to 11 F 1056.39 1
Hailey Wildmann 10 to 11 F 1013.51 2
Regan Zody 10 to 11 F 1012.22 2
Morgan Clark 10 to 11 F 998.77 3
Kamila Maj 10 to 11 F 946.83 1
Emi Loverdi 10 to 11 F 930.93 1
Daisy Barber 10 to 11 F 838.48 1
Jackson Erdos 10 to 11 M 1550.47 2
Keegan Schmidt 10 to 11 M 1471.73 1
Noah Templin Ashford 10 to 11 M 1435.48 1
Peyton Dietz 10 to 11 M 1365.61 2
Calvin Cawley 10 to 11 M 1289.55 2
Wyatt Haegele 10 to 11 M 1269.56 1
Noah Shin 10 to 11 M 1267.92 2
Timothy McKernan 10 to 11 M 1264.75 3
Foster Stewart 10 to 11 M 1258.21 3
Konrad Haugeto 10 to 11 M 1232.69 1
Asher Polsky 10 to 11 M 1099.79 2
Kevin Knebel 10 to 11 M 1093.31 1
Mason Gaszner 10 to 11 M 1011.47 1
Ryan Bass 10 to 11 M 934.20 1
Ben Folk 10 to 11 M 912.92 1
Alex Tornese 10 to 11 M 821.69 2
Annika McCormick 12 to 14 F 2231.86 2
Gabriella Huntanar 12 to 14 F 2113.76 2
Nadia Cohen 12 to 14 F 2086.90 2
Arwen Haegele 12 to 14 F 2070.36 1
Zoe Donald 12 to 14 F 2049.23 1
Lauren Brenner 12 to 14 F 2022.82 1
Amelia Heppe 12 to 14 F 2010.66 1
Lahna Song 12 to 14 F 2006.98 1
Ella Song 12 to 14 F 1985.86 1
Lillian McClure 12 to 14 F 1963.99 3
Sarah Durant 12 to 14 F 1902.93 2
Madeleine Press 12 to 14 F 1901.36 1
Piper Brugmann 12 to 14 F 1890.08 3
Keely Ferrando 12 to 14 F 1859.11 1
Kaely Tornek 12 to 14 F 1849.82 2
Jocelyn Choo 12 to 14 F 1837.99 1
Hannah Witter 12 to 14 F 1810.73 2
Nina Patel 12 to 14 F 1798.80 2
Cleo Hamilton 12 to 14 F 1789.91 1
Alice Padula 12 to 14 F 1747.51 3
Adrie Young 12 to 14 F 1707.68 3
Reese Frank 12 to 14 F 1706.45 3
Anna Moan 12 to 14 F 1668.99 1
Talia Lehrer 12 to 14 F 1605.62 1
Chaundra Furin-Campbell 12 to 14 F 1584.51 3
Cameron Beckey 12 to 14 F 1578.91 3
Ava Zumpano 12 to 14 F 1563.37 1
Carolina DeJoseph 12 to 14 F 1558.13 1
Alicia Gomez 12 to 14 F 1545.05 3
Erin McDonald 12 to 14 F 1500.00 1
Maya Ringold 12 to 14 F 1488.90 2
Katie Shin 12 to 14 F 1483.89 2
Liviana Dorazio 12 to 14 F 1478.69 2
Jessica Sturgis 12 to 14 F 1468.31 1
Carmen De La Cruz Hofer 12 to 14 F 1461.20 2
Geneva Van Rawley 12 to 14 F 1447.87 1
Grace Padula 12 to 14 F 1414.55 3
Mia Kellich 12 to 14 F 1377.86 3
Nava Roskes 12 to 14 F 1373.25 1
Abigail Naidich 12 to 14 F 1364.41 2
Olivia Andrews 12 to 14 F 1328.74 2
Diana Ahrens 12 to 14 F 1278.88 1
Emma Knebel 12 to 14 F 1267.12 3
Emily De La Cruz Hofer 12 to 14 F 1262.42 2
Sarah Mitchell 12 to 14 F 1211.85 2
Amaya Neravanda 12 to 14 F 1162.01 1
Ella Hartwell 12 to 14 F 1052.90 2
Tessa DuRand 12 to 14 F 1044.80 2
Cassidy Fitler 12 to 14 F 993.02 1
Carly Messick 12 to 14 F 987.66 1
Phoebe Tran 12 to 14 F 971.89 1
Laya Fridman 12 to 14 F 929.64 1
Payton Jobson 12 to 14 F 836.23 1
Genevieve Lohr 12 to 14 F 774.05 3
Benn Wheeler 12 to 14 M 2292.28 3
Creed McFall 12 to 14 M 2189.34 2
Sam Elmore 12 to 14 M 2071.66 2
Martin Gaszner 12 to 14 M 2006.97 1
Alden Co-Doyle 12 to 14 M 1987.05 2
Anant Mathur 12 to 14 M 1896.65 2
Josh Miller 12 to 14 M 1873.57 3
Joe Kaminetz 12 to 14 M 1851.02 2
Ryan Devlin 12 to 14 M 1823.65 1
Mason Greve 12 to 14 M 1811.34 1
Matthew Baker 12 to 14 M 1802.95 2
Colby Lairdieson 12 to 14 M 1794.09 2
Ty Picker 12 to 14 M 1785.74 1
Ben Freedman 12 to 14 M 1748.87 1
Jack Davison 12 to 14 M 1712.00 1
Luke Wiley 12 to 14 M 1699.32 2
Antonio Tornese 12 to 14 M 1677.85 2
Nick Aloisi 12 to 14 M 1657.75 2
Sebastian Carre 12 to 14 M 1653.41 3
Logan Dietz 12 to 14 M 1642.24 2
Andrew Newman 12 to 14 M 1621.34 2
Matthew Headley 12 to 14 M 1619.83 1
Benji Kaufman 12 to 14 M 1619.29 1
Kyle Funke 12 to 14 M 1600.10 2
Ryan Moriarty 12 to 14 M 1583.59 2
Connor Vitz 12 to 14 M 1572.28 2
David Seasholtz 12 to 14 M 1507.03 3
Cornelius Nichilo 12 to 14 M 1492.85 2
Gavin Krawizcki 12 to 14 M 1414.32 1
Weston Allen 12 to 14 M 1413.08 3
Christophe Carre 12 to 14 M 1404.37 3
Jack Gross 12 to 14 M 1398.61 1
Aaron Hockstein 12 to 14 M 1379.52 3
Cornelius Nichilo 12 to 14 M 1361.74 1
Mitchell Livengood 12 to 14 M 1342.80 2
David Kunz 12 to 14 M 1288.00 1
Mason Godfrey 12 to 14 M 1251.13 1
Jacob Spivack 12 to 14 M 1247.92 1
Tyler Hillson 12 to 14 M 1232.32 1
Sammy Abram 12 to 14 M 1228.54 1
Sol Elsila 12 to 14 M 1220.01 1
Owen Folk 12 to 14 M 1209.16 1
Phineas Sobel 12 to 14 M 1177.38 1
Grey Graham 12 to 14 M 1158.95 1
Anton Smolyanyy 12 to 14 M 1108.86 2
Matthew Sachs 12 to 14 M 1103.64 1
Alexander Dausch 12 to 14 M 1085.21 1
Mj Harmon 12 to 14 M 1066.77 1
Daniel Flogaus 12 to 14 M 1036.79 2
Tristan Kopp 12 to 14 M 1036.23 1
Carter Vandermolen 12 to 14 M 1029.90 1
Nate Lechtenberg 12 to 14 M 991.90 2
Thalia Tran 15 & Over F 2152.98 2
Grace Barth 15 & Over F 2112.60 1
Hadley Ball 15 & Over F 2058.76 1
Maia Jenckes 15 & Over F 2010.20 1
Sara Altonen 15 & Over F 1943.61 1
Rebecca Strauss 15 & Over F 1914.01 3
Madeline Cochran 15 & Over F 1838.99 2
Blythe Thomas 15 & Over F 1819.26 2
Reese Alpher 15 & Over F 1732.37 1
Maya Fanti 15 & Over F 1713.78 2
Annie Kaminetz 15 & Over F 1647.70 3
Alexis Rennix 15 & Over F 1593.61 2
Marco Falcucci 15 & Over F 1442.04 2
Bonnie Magland 15 & Over F 1436.63 1
Emma Moore 15 & Over F 1403.13 1
Charly Avril 15 & Over F 1401.45 2
Maddie Caccese 15 & Over F 1262.85 2
Scout Myer 15 & Over F 1246.51 1
Eleanor Loden 15 & Over F 1204.26 1
Elena Napoletano 15 & Over F 1119.76 1
Jena Bedford 15 & Over F 1046.60 1
Rachel Da Cruz 15 & Over F 1014.14 1
Mae Kim 15 & Over F 908.52 1
Kyle Moriarty 15 & Over M 2206.47 3
Benjamin Lehrer 15 & Over M 2186.19 3
Alex Garner 15 & Over M 2117.58 1
Max Cohen 15 & Over M 2106.20 3
Andrew Fitter 15 & Over M 2080.71 1
Ian Parsons 15 & Over M 2043.84 1
Jake Zanar 15 & Over M 2011.63 3
Nicholas Ranelli 15 & Over M 2006.02 1
Michael Trexler 15 & Over M 1960.16 2
Matthew Lingle 15 & Over M 1951.66 1
Carter Sussman 15 & Over M 1936.14 2
Travis Younker 15 & Over M 1923.29 1
Griff Soergel 15 & Over M 1917.57 3
Noah Zahner 15 & Over M 1903.91 1
Ben Barrett 15 & Over M 1877.92 1
Dylan Kim 15 & Over M 1859.49 1
Adrien Lagasse 15 & Over M 1858.63 1
Trevor Grieff 15 & Over M 1693.57 1
Jimmy Butler 15 & Over M 1691.18 3
Max Da Cruz 15 & Over M 1675.13 1
Joshua Masri 15 & Over M 1669.23 3
Casey Kaercher 15 & Over M 1638.26 1
Thomas Haymes 15 & Over M 1564.52 1
Ryan Bertolino 15 & Over M 1526.37 3
Ryan Rottinghaus 15 & Over M 1490.78 1
Colin Straub 15 & Over M 1482.98 2
Collin Galster 15 & Over M 1448.62 2
Jacob Johnston 15 & Over M 1371.45 2
Jensen Gaither 15 & Over M 1343.30 1
Drew Houlton 15 & Over M 1306.43 1
Aidan Barry 15 & Over M 1290.98 2
Micah Fredrick 15 & Over M 1267.01 1
J. Hayden Hoffman 15 & Over M 1185.32 1
Joe Nichols 15 & Over M 1173.01 1
Tyler Schwenk 15 & Over M 1048.34 1
Andrew Stein 15 & Over M 1006.36 1
Alex Da Cruz 15 & Over M 937.73 1
Adam DelMonego 15 & Over M 863.99 1

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The 5th Annual Burn Series:
Four Burns and over $14,000 in cash and prizes!                                            

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!

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!

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.

Historical Rankings

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?

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.

    What are the Categories?
There are two sets of categories for the Burn Series–Youth and Adult.
Adult Categories
Beginning this year, our Adult categories will be determined by a competitor’s overall ranking within their gender.  Which category you compete in will be based on which percentile you fall under, determined by the following chart (please note: all percentiles are approximate):
 Male Categories
Open Over 1900 Top 15%
Advanced 1530-1900 51-85%
Intermediate 1200-1530 16-50%
Novice Under 1200 Bottom 15%
Female Categories
Open Over 1880 Top 20%
Advanced 1530-1880 51-80%
Intermediate 1200-1530 21-50%
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.

Youth Categories
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.
If a Youth chooses to compete as an Open competitor in any two pre-lim events, they will be tracked as an Open competitor for the duration of the series, and will not be eligible to compete in a Youth Category at the Championships. For questions about Youth competitors competing in open, please contact the Series Coordinator.

    What is my Ranking?

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!

    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
Scoring
Set Up
Forerunning
…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:

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