USA Climbing Boulder Competition Info
Saturday, October 1st
Registration: 10:30 AM - 12:45 Climbing 1 PM - 5 PM
Cost: $30 Pacific Edge Members & USAC Members And $35 for Guests
Competitors are highly encouraged to pre-register with USA Climbing and sign-up as a USAC member.
Members: Just a reminder, the gym will be very busy and there will be no bouldering from Thursday 10PM until Saturday @ 5 PM
Pacific Edge hosts a variety of climbing competitions throughout the year, some specifically targeted at bouldering or climbers under 18 years of age and others open to all participants and types of climbing. New routes are set a few days before the competition, often kept pristine (unclimbed) until the comp begins, offering a diversity of challenges for climbers at all levels. We are usually in need of volunteer judges and/or belayers for the day of the comp. Sign-up lists are posted a week in advance at the front desk in the gym or you can volunteer that day. Volunteers receive a free day pass for each hour worked. We welcome competitors and spectators from near and far!
Select a competition below for a full description and scheduled days.
Competitions we host:
USA Climbing - Bouldering
Bouldering only. The Bouldering Competition is open for all levels & ages. Kid-Friendly Rating: PG. The format is Top 5 Red Point: all competitors climb at the same time and are allowed to observe other climbers and discuss the problems prior to their attempts. Judging occurs via witness of the attempt and initialing of the scorecard by two other competitors. Competitors choose which problems and how many they will attempt; they get as many attempts as time permits and choose the top five for final scoring. Registration is open from 10:30am-12:45pm. Competition begins at 1pm and ends at 5pm. Awards will be presented at approximately at 5:30pm. Please visit the USA Climbing web site!
USA Climbing - Sport and Speed
With Top Roping, Leading, and Bouldering, this Sport and Speed Competition is open to all ages & levels. Kid-Friendly Rating: PG. Red Point Format: all competitors climb at the same time and are allowed to observe other climbers and discuss the problems prior to their attempts. Competitors get as many attempts as time permits; only complete ascents earn points. The top three scores are counted. Registration is open from 11-12:45pm. Competition begins at 1pm and ends at 4:30pm. Awards & Raffle Prizes presented at 5pm. Call for price of registration.
Youth Climbing League-YCL Comp
Pacific Edge's turn to host one of the Youth Climbing League's local competitions! Come watch our team compete against other Bay Area climbing gyms!
• Each gym hosts one competition per season, with one gym choosing to host the championships. • Competitions take place primarily on Saturdays or Sundays over the course of 10 weeks in January and February, with the championship in early March. • Competitors are broken into categories by age and gender. • Competitors follow a circuit that includes: top-rope routes, boulder problems and speed routes • Ribbons are awarded to the top 5 competitors in each age/gender category. The top 5 competitors in each age/gender group will also earn points towards their team’s score. The season ends with a championship competition, at which trophies are awarded to teams and individuals. Final awards are based on cumulative performance throughout the season.