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.
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.
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)
PRG Top Rope Belay Certification
Ability to climb 5.7 or harder
Cost: $395 members ($475 non-members)
Questions? Send our guides an email!
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.)
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.
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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
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!
Looking for accommodations? We have a host hotel with a special discount!
Hilton Garden Inn
Ft. Washington, PA
*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?
…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!
Mark your Calendars for Future Dyno Comps and Check Results From Past Events!
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.
Anyone! Both Kids and Adults–Adv and Amateur.
All Amateur competitors & Spectators are welcome!
Date: February 3, 2018
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.
$20 for PRG Members | $25 for non-Members
Competitors may register online or by phone. Or you may call 877-822-7673 to register by phone.
Distance, Double, and Freestyle Dynos!
Categories: Advanced | Novice | 13 & Under (as of March 3, 2018)
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:
…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!
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
|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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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
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.
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!