Weekend Preview: Nov 16 – 17

This will be one of the busiest weekends this fall for comps.  There are tons of options all over the region for every kind of boulderer.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

ABS Youth Local Comp – New Jersey Rock Gym, Fairfield, NJ
Cost:  $35, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Categories: USAC Youth (Jr, A, B, C, D)

The Brawl – New Jersey Rock Gym, Fairfield, NJ
Cost: $40 for citizens, $45 for open competitors
Climbing: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Categories: Beg, Int, Adv, Open, Masters

The New Jersey Rock Gym is hosting two comps in one day.  The morning will be dedicated to youth climbers and the evening to adult climbers.  A bake sale/concession area will be at both comps to fundraise for the NJRG youth climbing team.

SUNY Adirondack Collegiate Climbing Competition – Rocksport, Queensbury, NY
Cost: $10
Climbing: 6pm – 8:30pm
Categories: Beg, Int, Adv

This top-rope comp is open to any student enrolled in college courses.

Dark Horse 2 – MetroRock North, Newburyport, MA
Cost: $45, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: Youth & Citizens 10am – 1pm, Pro 12pm – 3pm
Categories: USAC Youth (Jr, A, B, C, D), MetroRock Youth, MetroRock Junior, Citizens (Rec, Int, Adv) & Pro

This is the 2nd comp of the Dark Horse Series and the only one at the Newburyport location.  It is also an ABS Youth Local Comp.  The categories used for USAC are based on birth year and will be used for scoring and tracking of participation by USAC.  MetroRock has their own category system, based on age, for determining which “young guns” make finals.  $5 of every entry fee goes to the Urban Peaks charity.

Governor Dick Bouldering Comp – Governor Dick Park, Mt Gretna, PA
Cost: $20
Climbing: 9am – 4pm
Categories: They are using the same category system as Triple Crown.  Check here for details on that.

This is an outdoor comp that serves as a fundraiser for the Gretna Bouldering Committee.  There will be music, prizes and pull-up contest, as well. The rain date is Sunday, November 17.

ABS Youth Local Comp – Sport Rock III, Sterling, VA
Cost: $40 pre-registered, $50 day of, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: 9am – 1pm
Categories: USAC Youth (Jr, A, B, C, D)

This ABS comp is open only to youth.

Tour de Bloc – Allez Up, Montreal, QC
Cost: $45
Climbing: Junior, Rec, Exp: 9:30am – 12:30pm & Open: 1pm – 4pm
Categories: Junior, Rec, Exp, Open

Next stop on the Tour de Bloc is here!  Get ready to crush for your chance at the coveted tour jersey!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Infinity Series Bouldering Comp – Stone Age Rock Gym, Manchester, CT
Cost: $25 pre-registered, $35 day of
Climbing: Youth 12pm – 3pm, Adult 6pm – 9pm
Categories: Youth, Citizens (Beg, Int, Open, Masters)

This is the bouldering comp in the Infinity Series.  Masters is ages 40+.  Other adult divisions are determined by score, so just climb hard and let them worry about the paperwork.  Competitors get a free-T-shirt!

All these comps are going to be a blast with lots of strong climbing.  Good luck to everyone!  I’ll be at The Brawl and Infinity.  No rest for the weary!

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