2020 Spring Youth Bouldering Series

The Spring Youth Bouldering Series:

For Youth Climbers 18 and Under

For the first time ever, PRG is proud to announce the new Spring Youth Bouldering Series. This spring, we will be hosting three competitions for youth climbers of all ages (18 and under) and ability levels. Each event will run on a unique format, allowing participants to compete in a new discipline each time.

These events are specifiaclly designed for our climbing teams as well as PRGs other Youth Programs. At the last event, we will be crowning the PRG GYM that has the best performance throughout the whole Series, so don’t miss your chance to support you home gym!

Call 877-822-7673 for more information. Register online or by phone!

For all details on the series, see our Details & FAQ section below.

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Compete in one, two, or all three events!

Register for individual events by clicking on the comp links below…

 

1st EVENT – $29.95 Pre Reg / $34.95 At the Door

Formats: DYNOS, CAMPUSING, & NO-HANDS

PRG East Falls  |  April 11, 2020

 

2nd EVENT – $29.95 Pre Reg / $34.95 At the Door

Format: ASSIGNED HIGHPOINT

PRG Coatesville |  May 2, 2020

 

FINAL EVENT – $34.95 Pre Reg / $39.95 At the Door

Format: REHEARSAL FORMAT

PRG Wyncote  |  May 30, 2020

Details & FAQ

Youth climbers of all ages up to and including 18 years old–All ability and experience levels.

Climbers will automatically be assigned into their proper age category based on the date birth provide during the registration process.

Youth Age Categories:

Female and Male…

  • 15 – 18
  • 12 – 14
  • 11 & under

 

Spectators are welcome!

1st Event: DYNOS, CAMPUSING, & NO-HANDS

Date: April 11, 2020
Location: PRG East Falls

Times:
Check In Opens: 9:00 AM
Climbing Starts: 10:00 AM
Awards Ceremony by 2:00 PM

2nd Event: ASSIGNED HIGHPOINT

Date: May 2, 2020
Location: PRG Coatesville

Times:
Check In Opens: 9:00 AM
Climbing Starts: 10:00 AM
Awards Ceremony by 2:00 PM

Final Event: REHEARSAL FORMAT

Date: May 30, 2020
Location: PRG Wyncote

Times:
Check In Opens: 9:00 AM
Pre-lims Starts: 10:00 AM
Finals Starts Around  1:30 PM
Awards to Follow!

*All times are subject to change at any time, subject to the discretion of the PRG. Please check back here for updates.

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. To volunteer for an event, please click on the links below.

1st Event: DYNOS, CAMPUSING, & NO-HANDS – PRG East Falls | April 4, 2020

2nd Event: ASSIGNED HIGHPOINT – PRG Coatesville | May 2, 2020

Final Event: REHEARSAL FORMAT – PRG Wyncote | May 30, 2020

The Summer Climbing Competition Series consists of three bouldering competitions. Each event will follow a format, or fomats, unique to that event, and awards will be based for each event on performance in that event. Each format is outlined in the tab below, and will be explained in detail at the beginning of each event as well.

All three competitions are open to all youth age categories and all ability/experience levels. Climbers may participate in any combination of the three events of which the series is comprised.

1st Event: DYNOS, CAMPUSING, & NO-HANDS

Dynos:

  • There are three styles of dynos:
    • Distance
    • Two-Hand Precision
    • Freestyle
  • Climbers are assigned to small groups. Each group has a set period of time to climb one cluster of dynos that are of the same style.
  • Once time is up, the group moves on to the next style of dynos.
  • Groups rotate through all three styles of dynos, with the goal of completing as many dynos as possible.
  • Each participant is scored on the total number of dynos he/she completes. Falls/attempts are used to break ties.

Campusing:

  • Participants are assigned a number of boulder problems based on their respective category.
  • The problems are to be climbed by participants without the use of their feet.
  • After each attempt on a problem, participants are given a score based on the highest hold on which they were able to show control with their hands.
  • At the end of the event, each participant will have a high score for each problem they were assigned. A participant’s final score is the total of their high scores. Falls/attempts are used to break ties.

No-Hands:

  • Participants are assigned a number of boulder problems based on their respective category.
  • The problems are to be climbed by participants without the use of their hands.
  • After each attempt on a problem, participants are given a score based on the highest hold on which they were able to show control with their feet.
  • At the end of the event, each participant has a high score for each problem they were assigned. A participant’s final score is the total of their high scores. Falls/attempts are used to break ties.

2nd Event: ASSIGNED HIGHPOINT

Assigned Highpoint:

  • Each category is assigned a set of boulder problems.
  • Participants have the entire length of their allotted time to attempt the problems any number of times in any order/combination they wish.
  • After each attempt on a problem, participants are given a score for that attempt on that problem based on the highest hold they were able to show control on with their hands.
  • At the end of the event, each participant has a high score for each problem they were assigned. A participant’s final score is the total of their high scores. Falls/attempts are used to break ties.
  • Scoring Criteria (in order of relevance):
    • Total of highpoint scores
    • Total of the number of attempts made to achieve each highpoint on each problem

Final Event: REHEARSAL FORMAT

There will be a preliminary round and a final round, each following the format listed below. Following the preliminary round, a set number of the top placing participants from each category will move on to compete in the final round.

 

Rehearsal Format – Rehearsal Period

  • The male and female groups of each of the three Youth Age Group categories are each assigned three to four very difficult boulder problems.
  • Participants have an allotted amount of time to practice climbing all of the problems with their fellow competitors.
  • *Any progress made during the Rehearsal Period will not count towards their final score.

Rehearsal Format – Performance Period

  • Each competitor has a two minute and 30 second clock to get as high up as they can on each of the boulder problems assigned to their category.
  • A “two minute and 30 second clock” means that each competitor is allowed 2.5 minutes of climbing on each problem with a 2.5 minute rest period between climbing on each problem.
  • For each problem, a participant receives a score based on the highest hold on which they showed control with their hands.
  • A participant’s final score is the total of these scores.

**Please note: All formats are subject to change at any time, subject to the discretion of the PRG. Please call or check back for updated information.

Give us a call or follow the links above to register online.

Event Registrations are eligible for a refund up to one week prior to the event day, with a $5 cancellation fee. Requests made within one week are not eligible for a refund, but may be eligible for a credit.

Please email comps@philarockgym.com for requests or questions.

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