Poll of the Week: Apr 23

We are approaching the end of competition season here in North America. Unless you are talented and fortunate enough to be a part of the World Cup circuit, in which case it’s just now ramping up! Which means that it is climbing trip season.

Climbing trips are a huge part of climbing. People are always talking about the last one they went on, the next one they have coming up, the dream one they want to go on, etc, etc, etc

So we ask, what are your climbing trip plans for 2014? For the purpose of this poll, we’ll say that a climbing trip is any trip of at least 2 overnights, somewhere other than where you usually climb or weekend trip to and for the main purpose of climbing (as opposed to I-got-sent-on-a-business-trip-and-will-climb-whenever-there-isn’t-an-attendance-sheet).

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Weekend Review: Apr 19 – 20

Results are in from Ropeburn and Eastern Route Regionals. Congratulations to all! As usual, the USAC results will be in next week. Check the main results page for those and all other results.

Saturday, April, 19, 2014

SCS Youth Local Comp – White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH

SCS Youth Local Comp -Gravity Vault, Middletown, NJ

Ropeburn – Philadelphia Rock Gym, Valley, PA   Citizens Results by Category            Citizens Results by Total   Open Results    Youth Results

Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20, 2014

Eastern Route Regionals – True North, Toronto, ON   Results

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Weekend Preview: Apr 19 – 20

We have some fun comps happening, but I’m a little surprised that this weekend doesn’t seem to have any Easter themed comps. So far we have had themed comps for Halloween, Christmas, St Patrick’s Day and lots that weren’t related to any holiday at all. We’re all about the themes! What gives? A vertical Easter Egg Hunt would be awesome! Who’s going to make this happen?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SCS Youth Local comp – White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH
Cost: $45, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: Youth B, C, D: 10:00am – 1:00pm, Youth A, Jr, Open: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Categories: Youth D, C, B, A, Jr & Open

This redpoint sport climbing comp is open to youth and open competitors and will feature a $5 BBQ lunch and bake sale to fuel your sending!

SCS Youth Local comp – The Gravity Vault, Middletown, NJ
Cost: $35 pre-registered, $40 day of, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Categories: Youth D, C, B, A & Jr

This is a youth only, redpoint comp being held at the newest Gravity Vault location!

Ropeburn – Philadelphia Rock Gym, Valley, PA
Youth:
Cost: $40 pre-registered, $45 day of, $5 non-USAC members
Climbing: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Categories: Youth D, C, B, A & Jr

This SCS Youth Local Comp will be held as a flash-format without isolation. PRG staff will be forerunning the routes for competitors at the beginning of the session. Pre-registering gets you a T-shirt!

Adults:
Cost: $50 for a team of 2 climbers
Climbing: Redpoint: 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Finals: 8:30pm
Categories: Nov, Int, Adv, Open

This will be a very cool partner comp in the redpoint format for citizens & open qualifiers and onsight open finals (with a twist!). Partners do not need to be in the same category unless competing in Open.

Check out the Ropeburn page for more details on these two comps.

Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20, 2014

Eastern Route Regional – True North, Toronto, ON
Cost: Registration has closed
Climbing: Quals on Sat, Semis & Finals on Sun
Categories: Youth C, B, A, Jr, Open

This is the last stop before Route Nationals! All Youth (except category D) and Open climbers can test themselves against the best that Eastern Canada has to offer. As it has been all season, Youth C will be on top-rope and all other categories will be on lead in this onsight competition.

The past few years have seen me transition into only competing in bouldering. The rope season gives me a much needed break from the physical & mental demand of competition and affords me the time focus on getting healthy and strong. This will be the first weekend in the new training cycle. Getting psyched!

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