Weekend Preview: Feb 19 – 21

There are so many options this weekend!  Speed, bouldering, top rope, lead…yep.  Youth, college, adult…yep.  North, south, east, further east…yep.  Decisions, decisions…

Friday, February 19, 2016

CCS Local Comp – Rock Spot, South Boston, MA
Cost: $5 + RS membership/punch pass or day pass ($14 for college students with ID)
Climbing: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Categories: ?

This bouldering comp is open to college students and is a USAC Collegiate local.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

CCS Local Comp  – Gravity Vault, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Cost: $25 pre-registered, $30 day of, $5 fee for non-USAC members
Climbing: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Categories: ?

This is a redpoint format USAC Collegiate Local and will have top rope, sport, and speed climbing.

USAC Local Comp  – Gravity Vault, Upper Saddle River, 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 USAC youth local will be redpoint format with top rope and lead climbing.

Feats of Strength – The Cliffs, Valhalla, NY
Cost: $45, $5 discount for Cliffs members
Climbing: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Finals: 6:30pm
Categories: Nov, Int, Adv, Open, Masters (40+), Youth (12&U, 13-15); youth categories are mixed gender, all others are separate

This bouldering comp is part of the newly formed Tri-State Bouldering Series.  The citizens/Open quals is split into 2 sessions in order to accommodate more climbers, but results from both sessions will be combined for the final awards.  And don’t forget the after party following finals!

Heart Burn – Philadelphia Rock Gym, East Falls, PA
Cost: $44.50 pre-registered, $49.50 day of, $5 discount for PRG members
Climbing: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Finals: 8:30pm
Categories: Nov, Int, Adv, Open

This bouldering comp is part of the Burn Series hosted by Philadelphia Rock Gym and travels to all their locations.  Youth climb int he morning and citizens/open inthe evening. Cash purse for Open is $1200 and tons of prizes for the other categories!

The Crux – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $15 Drexel students, $20 non-Drexel students
Climbing: 11:45am – 8:00pm
Categories: Beg, Int, Adv

This comp is open to college students only.  They will be running a test of the MyClimb app for scoring during the comp which should be interesting.  I’d love to hear how it works out!

Bloom My Mind Boulda Bash – Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
Cost: $20 students, $25 community members
Climbing: 12:00pm
Categories: ?

Proceeds from this bouldering comp will benefit the Sherpa Education Fund.

Crimpin’ Ain’t Easy – Grand River Rocks, Kitchener, ON
Cost: ?
Climbing: Citizens/Youth: 10:00am – 1:00pm, Open: 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Finals: 6:00pm
Categories: Rec, Exp, Youth, Open

Two great TdB options this weekend, this one in the Toronto area.  Don’t miss out!

Coupe Quebec & National Series Comp – Allez Up, Montreal, QC
Cost: $28.75
Climbing: C & D: 12:00pm – 1:45pm, A & B: 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Jr & Open: 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Categories: Youth d, C, B, A, Jr and Open

This is the first speed climbing stop for the Quebec Cup and this is the Quebec National Series event for speed climbing.  Make sure you get to this one speed climbers!

comp – Zero Gravite, Montreal, QC
Cost: $10
Climbing: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Categories: ?

A friendly roped comp for college students.  You must be in mixed gender teams of 4.  Fun, little awards will be given to  those with the most points, most routes, most team spirit and most creative climbing technique!

Untested: C Term Comp – WPI, Worcester, MA
Cost: $10
Climbing: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Categories: Beg, Int, Adv

This is a redpoint format bouldering comp.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Battle of the Bays – Seven Bays Bouldering, Halifax, NS
Cost: $30 youth, $45 rec/exp/open
Climbing: Youth: 8:30am – 10:30am, Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm, Rec/Exp: 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Finals: 7:00pm
Categories: Youth, Rec, Exp, Open

This is the other TdB stop this weekend.  It’s an embarrassment of riches!

With so many amazing options, I’m bummed to not be competing, but I’ll still be on the wall and having fun.  I’m running an introduction to indoor rock climbing event for local veterans this weekend and I’m super excited about it!  I’ve been wanting for a long time to do something like this, but, with the lack of climbing gyms in my area, it has been difficult to make happen.  I’m hoping that this will be the first many such events and only the first of many climbing sessions for those that get their first taste on Saturday!

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