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Friendly competition. Serious climbing.

Congratulations to finalists:

Women's: Anne, Alisha, Sarah, Jessi, Peyton

Men's: Teodor, Ethan, Logan, Chris, Aaron

Girls: Harper, Rowan, Ella

Boys: Ben, Levi, August

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Qualifiers Scores

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CATEGORIES AND PRIZES OVERVIEW

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We are pumped to host our regional community in friendly competition and serious climbing! Whether new or experienced, there's a place for you at the 5th Annual BaseCOMP (IN OUR NEW LOCATION)!

MOST COMPETITORS:

This year, athletes (ages 13 & up) will receive points for every route sent in their category, determining the winners for Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced categories. For each send, you'll also receive an entry to the raffle. More boulders sent = more raffle tickets! Thousands of dollars of prizes have already been sponsored for this year's event!

ELITE COMPETITORS:

Our Elite Category (V5+) counts the top 5 routes sent by each athlete in qualifiers. The top 5 male and top 5 female competitors then continue to a spotlight finals (with a DJ and MC) at 6:00PM. The Kahler Realty Team is generously backing a large cash purse for this year's finalists.

KID'S COMPETITORS:

We are also hosting a kids category (for kids 12 & under) with their own finals round! Sylvan Rocks is sponsoring guided tours for the Kids Male and Kids Female winners.

CATEGORY SUMMARY:

Kids (w/ Finals) = 12 & Under

Recreational = VB-V2 (E & M- Tags)

Intermediate = VB-V4 (E, M-, M Tags)

Advanced = VB-V6 (E, M-, M, M+ Tags)

Open (w/ Finals) = V5+ (M, M+, H Tags)

*Keep scrolling for the competition timeline and a full overview of our format and rules.

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This Year's Granite Sponsors
Giving us the most support to make BaseCOMP 2024 bigger and better than ever!

*Keep scrolling for a full list of our 2024 prize sponsors.

COMPETITON TIMELINE

To help avoid over-crowding, we will host 3 timeslots throughout the day. Check-in begins 1 hour before each timeslot. 

So if you're in the first timeslot and would like to warm up, we will open the fitness areas of our gym at 8:30 AM. If you don’t need the warm-up time, please arrive at least 30 minutes early to check in.

We’ll run through the competition rules 15 minutes before each timeslot. So you need to be finished with checking in by a quarter ‘til your time slot in order to catch the competition rules overview and Q&A.

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FORMAT & RULES

This is a bouldering, red-point competition. 

BOULDERING is a style of climbing low to the ground, that allows people to focus on the joy of climbing movement without tying to any gear. Climbers land on thick foam padding when they fall—in our case, a professional landing system like you would see in a gymnastics space.

RED-POINT refers to completing a route from the first hold(s) to the last without falling. In a red-point competition, there are many different climbing routes (also known as “problems”).

Each problem has a unique point value commensurate to its difficulty. Points are gained by a climbers only if they complete the problem from the start holds to the top without falling. A climber must start every attempt from the start holds of the problem, as marked by taped holds (You can NOT start in the middle of the problem at any time.)

COMPETITION RULES:

1. SENDING: Climbers can try any problem in the competition as many times as they would like. To obtain points for a problem, a climber must climb from start to finish in one definitive go, and the boulder must be in the climber's bracket.

  • WHEN STARTING: Begin on the designated start hold(s), marked with 4 pieces of tape. Climbers must connect all four limbs to the hold(s) which are taped before proceeding up the route (1 limb connected to each piece of tape).

  • WHEN CLIMBING AND FINISHING: The climber must then move through the entire problem, using only holds of the color of the start holds. The final hold will either be demarcated with a "Finish" tag -OR- be the "Lip" (aka. top) of the wall, if no finish hold is designated. You must show complete control of the finishing hold/lip by placing both hands on it in a stable body position. Holding that stable position for at least 2-3 seconds will ensure there is no debate over whether you “controlled” the finish.

2. GETTING BUMPED: Climbers can choose to change their registration to a bracket above where they registered, but getting bumped down is not an option this year.

3. FEATURES: In a couple of spots in our gym, there are corners (aka. arêtes). Check to see if that feature has any tape marking its edge. If there is no tape, climbers can engage that feature. If there IS tape, your body may pass beyond a red tape line so long as it does not use the wall or features beyond the tape line.

4. VOLUMES: We implement volumes (grey/black geometric shapes protruding from our walls) into our setting to change up the angle of our walls. All volumes are considered "on" and usable (for both hands and feet) to make your way through a route.

5. TECHNICALS: 

  • Occasionally, something happens that interferes with a climbers performance beyond their control. If a hold spins/breaks, if another climber makes contact with you on the wall due to their unawareness, or if anything happens that might give a climber an unfair advantage in their attempt, the climber is asked to return to the ground immediately. If this was the climber’s “flash” attempt, he/she may try again and still obtain flash bonus points if they do not fall on the subsequent attempt.

  • If a climber is seen to be intentionally interfering with another climber’s performance, they will immediately be disqualified from the competition.

6. SCORING:

  • Each problem is ranked by difficulty and assigned a point value.

  • For every problem a climber completes, there is a spot on the scorecard to have 2 witnesses initial that they saw the climber complete the route as described above. It may be a good idea to glance around before begining a problem, ensuring at least 2 people are watching to sign your card.

  • Climbers may additionally check the “Flash Box” if they completed the route, from beginning to finish, on their first try. A 1 point bonus will then be given for that problem to help break ties.

  • For the recreational, intermediate, and advanced categories, point values for ALL ROUTES SENT will be added together–along with flash bonuses. The top 3 scorers in each of these categories will be awarded podium prizes later in the night.

  • For the Elite category, a climber's top 5 climbs will be used to calculate scores in qualifiers. The top 5 male and top 5 female athletes will proceed to a finals round, consisting of 3 boulders (with low zones, high zones, and tops). Athletes will be given 4 minutes on each boulder with 4 minutes of rest in between. More rules will be given in the isolation area for finalists.

7. WINNING:

  • Thousands of dollars of raffles prizes will be awarded just BEFORE finals! Everyone who enters has a great chance of going home with swag. The more routes you climb, the more raffle tickets you receive!

  • An award ceremony, with additional prizes for climbers who podium in their bracket, will also be held AFTER finals.​​

  • AND we are hosting a university prize again this year! We will take the top 5 scorers from each university climbing club, add their points, and the top club takes home $100 worth of Ramen Noodles and our new Traveling Trophy!

Thank you so much to all sponsors who have committed prizes so far...

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