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There are 3 categories each for men and women along with a combined Mighty Mites category for climbers under 10 years of age.
The three categories are Novice (climb up to 5.10), Advanced (climb 5.10 to 5.11+) and Expert (climb 5.12 and harder)
The Rip & Grip problems are taped with fluorescent orange as the main colour and then with a second colour on the tip. All foot holds are taped as well as hand holds. All features on the wall are "in" unless specifically tape out in red tape. The problems are left up for a month after the event so you can always find some fun problems to try.
A map of all the location of all of the problems is posted on the side of the stairs facing the washroom doors and is also up all month.
If you think a route might be missing tape, talk to the staff at the Front Desk and they can check with the route map.
To get a general idea of the difficulty of a problem, look at the coloured tip of the tape.
Black taped problems are the easiest in grades <V1 (up to 5.8) and are numbered 1(easiest) to 6 (toughest).
Yellow taped problems are considered easy and are in the range of grades V1 to V2 (5.9 to 5.10)- and are numbered 7 (easiest) to 12 (toughest).
Blue tape problems are moderate and are in the V2 to V3 (5.10 to 5.11-) range. The blues are problems number 13 to 18.
Red tape problems are hard and are grades V4 to V6- (5.11 to 5.12-). Red problems are numbers 19 to 24.
Green taped problems are extremely hard with grades of V6 to V8 (5.12 and up). These are numbers 25 to 30.
To begin with, find another competitor to act as a witness for you. They will watch your attempt and score you.
The start holds are marked with two pieces of tape in an inverted V. (There may be two start holds in which case each is marked with the V). An attempt begins with both hands on the start hold(s) and feet off the ground using only taped holds or the wall features. From there you climb to the finish hold (again marked with two pieces of tape in an inverted V) using only the taped holds and wall features between them. Once you get to the finish hold(s) you must hold for 3 seconds to demonstrate control of your finish.
Come off the wall and ask your witness to circle your score, carry it over to the totals column and initial that you have completed it. If you do not make it on that attempt, your witness will put an X through the score value for that attempt.
A technical means that external has impeded your attempt at the problem. This includes a hold that has loosened on the wall, if there is tape missing from a hold in the problem, if a hold is broken or if someone gets on another problem that crosses yours after you have started.
A technical means that you get another try at that attempt and the first try does not count against you.
Please talk to the Head Route Judge about any technicals.
Yes, there are!
Prizes are awarded to top finishers in each category, to the Big Rocker winners and as draw prizes.