There’s a lot of fun comps going on this weekend, but the main event is USAC Open Sport and Speed National Championships! Get your climb and cheer on! Spectator info is below and if you can’t make it in person, keep your eye on Chalk Dust for live stream info.
Friday, March 19 – Saturday, March 20, 2016
USAC Open Speed and Sport Climbing National Championships – Central Rock Gym, Watertown, MA
Cost: registration closed
Climbing: Friday: Speed Quals 1:30pm, Sport Quals 6:00pm, Saturday: Sport Semis 11:00am, Sport & Speed Finals 7:00pm
Sport and speed Open Nats are here! Spectator tickets are done by day. Friday is $10 (sport and speed quals) and Saturday is $15 (sport semis and finals, and speed finals). There is a $5 discount for buying a weekend pass. Please note that there are no Speed semis and that Speed finals will immediately follow the conclusion of sport finals.
Saturday, March 20, 2016
National Series Comp – Canyon Escalade, La Prairie, QC
Cost: C, D: $40.25, B, A, Jr: $51.75, Open: $63.25 by 3/17
Climbing: B, A, Jr, Open: Quals 9:00am – 1:00pm, Finals 5:30pm; C,D: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Categories: Youth D, C, B, A, Jr and Open
This is a National Series Difficulty event for all ages. Categories C and D will have one flash round. All other categories will have both a qualification and finals round.
comp – Zero Gravite, Montreal, QC
Climbing: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
A fun, collaborative comp on ropes. Bring your friends!
Level Up – Steep Rock Bouldering, New York, NY
Cost: $40, $35 pre-registered by 3/17, $5 discount for SRB members
Climbing: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Categories: “Stage I, II, and III” (Beg, Int, Adv)
If you just can’t wait until October for the next blacklight bouldering comp, then this is the comp for you! As if that weren’t enough to get people on the walls, the gym is running with the video game theme (see comp name and categories above). What more do you need?
USAC Local Comp – Gravity Vault, Middletown, NJ
Climbing: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Categories: Youth D, C, B, A & Jr
This is a USAC youth local roped comp.
Sunday, March 21, 2016
Ring of Fire Finals – Central Rock Gym, Watertown, MA
Cost: $40 pre-registered
Climbing: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Categories: Youth: 11&Under, 12 – 13, Adult: Beg, Int, Adv, Bad-Ass
After watching Nationals, you’re going to be inspired to get on the wall yourself and CRG thought of that! They are hosting the final Ring of Fire comp. Youth and Beginner categories will be on top-rope in the morning, and all others will be lead in the afternoon.
Go Local Social – Salt Pump Climbing, Scarborough, ME
Cost: free for SPC members, all others $5 + day pass
Climbing: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Categories: Teams: Male, Female, Youth, Co-ed
As part of their Go Local Social event, SPC will be hosting a small, friendly climbing comp. You will need a partner, as it is scored by two-person team, but not to actually climb the problems (cause that’s a thing too!).