2018 Sun Burn

PRG is proud to announce..

The return of the Sun Burn

The only event of its kind running for its 11th year.

Join us on July 28th, 2018 for the 2018 Sun Burn, an event with 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

Compete in one discipline, or compete in them all!

Along with the event, did we mention there will be a  SUMMER BBQ, MUSIC, and AWARDS?

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

Want to know how it all went down last year? Click here for the results from 2017

Sun Burn FAQ

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!

Date: July 28, 2018

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.

For Competitors…

$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*

*All Competitors and spectators will receive FREE food and drink from the barbecue!

$40.00 Pre-registered  /  $45.00 at the Door

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.

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.

The Disciplines

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.


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.

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.

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 location 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.

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!

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