Bouldering is low-level climbing without ropes on 'boulder problems' set by National-level route setters.
Safety matting protects climbers on falling.
Climbers aim to 'Top' as many problems in as few attempts as possible.
The OPENS competition runs entirely on Saturday. There is a $250 prize for 1st place in both Female and Male Opens categories.
There will also be a bouldering competition for Youth C (U14) and D (U12) on Sunday morning.
Entry fee options for this competition are $55 (Early Bird one category), $65 (regular fee one category), $70 (Early Bird two categories), $80 (regular fee two categories), $20 (Youth C/D comp).
Registrations close midnight Thursday 21st September. Early Bird registration price ends midnight Thursday 14th September 2017. Late registrations and those taken on competitions day will incur an additional $20 late fee.
PLEASE NOTE THE FORMAT FOR THIS COMPETITION IS DIFFERENT FROM THE FORMAT WE HAVE USED TO DATE FOR THE NATIONAL CUP BOULDERING COMP
Qualifiers – OPEN M/F / Youth B / Youth A / Juniors / Masters
There is one qualifying round (4 problems) per category.
Each competitor has 5 mins to make as many attempts as possible to reach the top of the problem.
In between problems each competitor has 5 mins rest (on a chair in competition zone) during which they are not allowed to observe other competitors bouldering.
Competitors may not receive any information about the climbs during this resting time.
Finals – OPEN M/F / Youth B / Youth A / Juniors / Masters
The top 6 climbers in each category go through to Finals (3 problems).
Cycle through problems in pairs (Male/Female).
Climbers alternating isolation zones between cycles.
Each cycle is 4 mins per problem.
Climbers' attempts end when their 4 mins are up.
We are allowing for 30 mins per cycle.
Provisional timetable is as follows - please note this timetable may change so watch this page for updates
Saturday 23rd September 2017 – Qualification (Opens M/F / Youth B / Youth A / Juniors / Masters) and Opens Finals
7.00 am - Facility opens for warm up
8.00 am – Isolation opens – OPENS M/F
8.15 am - Isolation closes – OPENS M/F
8.30 am - Qualifiers start – OPENS M/F
10.40 am - Qualifiers end – OPENS M/F
Please note - this is the amount of time it will take if we have 20 Opens climbers. Add an extra 5 mins per additional climber.
10.45 am - Isolation opens - Youth B / Masters
12.00 pm – Isolation closes - Youth B / Masters
12.30 pm - Qualifiers start - Youth B / Masters
2.00 pm – Isolation opens - Youth A / Juniors
2.30 pm – Isolation closes - Youth A / Juniors
2.40 pm – Qualifiers end - Youth B / Masters
3.00 pm – Qualifiers start - Youth A / Juniors
5.25 pm - Qualifiers end - Youth A / Juniors
5.30 pm - Route setters set up for Opens final
6.45 pm - Finals start - OPENS M/F
8.15 pm - Finals end - OPENS M/F
8.30 pm - Prize-giving - OPENS M/F
9.00 pm – Route setters set up problems for Sunday
Sunday 24th September 2017 - Qualification Youth C/D (Under 14s) and Finals (Youth C/D / Youth B / Youth A / Juniors / Masters)
7.30 am - Facility opens for warm up
8.00 am - Qualifiers start - Youth C/D (Under 14s)
9.30 am - Qualifiers end - Youth C/D (Under 14s)
10.00 am - Isolation opens - Youth B / Masters
10.00 am - Finals start - Youth C/D (Under 14s)
10.50 am - Finals end - Youth C/D (Under 14s)
10.50 am - Prize-giving - Youth C/D (Under 14s)
11.00 am – Isolation closes – Youth B / Masters
11.30 am - Finals start - Youth B / Masters
12.30 pm - Isolation opens – Youth A / Juniors
1.00 pm – Finals end – Youth B / Masters
1.00 pm - Isolation closes – Youth A / Juniors
1.30 pm – Finals start – Youth A / Juniors
3.00 pm – Finals end – Youth A / Juniors
3.30 pm - Prize-giving - Youth B / Youth A / Junior / Masters
4.00 pm - Competition ends
Lower Hutt, WGN
|Domestic License From|
|Auckland Sportclimbing Club||$ 0|
|Waikato Climbing Club||$ 0|
|Rotorua Climbing Club||$ 0|
|Dynomites Climbing Club||$ 0|
|The Flying Geckos||$ 0|
|Wanaka Cliffhangers Climbing Club||$ 0|
|BOP Team Rocktopia||$ 0|
|Taranaki Tuataras||$ 0|
|Bouldering one category only|
|Open Female [FOB]||$ 65|
|Junior Female [FJB]||$ 65|
|Masters [MB]||$ 65|
|Open Male [MOB]||$ 65|
|Youth A Male [MYAB]||$ 65|
|Junior Male [MJB]||$ 65|
|Youth A Female [FYAB]||$ 65|
|Youth B Male [MYBB]||$ 65|
|Youth B Female [FYBB]||$ 65|
|Bouldering two categories|
|Masters and Open [MB, MOB]||$ 80|
|Junior and Open Male [MJB, MOB]||$ 80|
|Junior and Open Female [FJB, FOB]||$ 80|
|Youth A and Open Male [MYAB, MOB]||$ 80|
|Youth A and Open Female [FYAB, FOB]||$ 80|
|Under 14 bouldering|
|Youth C Male [MYCB]||$ 20|
|Youth C Female [FYCB]||$ 20|
|Youth D Male [MYDB]||$ 20|
|Youth D Female [FYDB]||$ 20|