Climb Kalamazoo Climbing League (CKCL)

Team competition focusing on:

- flashing and red pointing roped routes

- overall fitness for the spring climbing season

- engaging with community here at the gym

Every week, teams of 4 climbers climb and record that week’s designated CKCL routes. Teams compete against one another and our division system allows 5.8 climbers to compete against 5.12 climbers. 

The goal of each team member is to try and flash or redpoint as many routes as you can to earn the most points for your team. Each team member’s score will be added together for the total team score for that week. At the end of the 8 weeks, the teams with the best cumulative scores will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

Follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Register your team or Sign up and be put on a house team

Register with the google docs form- pay registration at the desk

Competition starts March 4th, 2020 

Competition ends April 28th, 2020 

Teams: 

One team: 4 Climbers

All climbing levels are welcome and encouraged to participate

Individuals:

If you are new to the area, to climbing, or just want to meet some new people Climb Kzoo Staff will assign you to a house team.

Register as an Individual, Choose your preferred day to meet (Wed, Thurs, or Sunday) 

We will match you with other climbers who register, ultimately what day your team chooses to climb will be up to the team. 

Choose your division

How the Division system works:

Our division system is an attempt to group climbers of any gender, climbing ability, or age to be on the same team and to compete against each other. 

This system rewards individual climber achievement while prioritizing fun and camaraderie. This system is fairly simple. When a competitor registers, they will designate their division based on the hardest grade they are able to consistently climb

Divisions are as follows:

  • 5.6-5.8 = A (Blue)

  • 5 8-5.10 = B (Yellow)

  • 5.10-5.11b = C (Green)

  • 5.11b-5.12+ = D (Pink)

Yes, your team members can post to different divisions.

If we feel you are in the wrong division, we may bump you to a more appropriate division, so if you're not sure where to start don’t get too stressed out about what to pick. 

Payment: 

League dues do not include climbing passes or gear rental. There is an 8 punch option for league only (if you have your own gear add $94 to league dues/ if you need rental gear add $134), or you can climb on day passes, or your punch card or current membership.

League Dues are $25.00 per participant. 

Registration includes: Climb Kalamazoo shirt or tank for each teammate

8 weeks of designated league climbing routes

Invitation to League celebration at Green Door Distillery

Fabulous prizes for Top Team and runner up                                   

Swag

HOW COMPETITION WILL WORK

Being honest about your climbing/ scoring will improve your climbing and is honorable.

Links to the Google Sheet score cards will be emailed each Wednesday by noon.

Competition weeks are Wednesday to Tuesday of the next week 

Redpointing every route in your division for 3 weeks in a row will result in a division change.

Climbs for each division will be a mixture of old and new routes, changed each week. Climbing the competition  route - at the first go on the day you are competing (even if you have climbed it in the past)  will be considered a “flash” for scoring purposes

All team members must be present to compete. 

Only registered climbers can score points for your team.

Team members are responsible for keeping track of what routes they climbed and handle their own score sheet

The finish of each climb is when the climber touches the belay bar - this is never a dyno

SCORING and the Rules

All scoring is based on climbers:

  • Starting from the ground.

  • Doing sit starts where required

  • Starting at marked starting holds 

  • Being honest about your climbing 

For This competition we will use the following definitions:

Flash = Finishing the climb on the first attempt with no falls, from the ground

Redpoint = Finishing the climb from the ground  with two or more attempts.

You can hangdog and rehearse a route- but you can only count it for scoring if you do it from the ground.             

Climbing scoring will receive points for completing designated KCCL routes each week .

  •   8 points for Flashing division grade

  •   6 points for Redpointing division grade 

  •   2 points for attempting - but not finishing the climb

At least 3 of 4 members must climb on the same day at the same time to compete.

Score cards are expected to be done and turned in during the teams climbing session.

The goal of each team member is to try and flash or redpoint as many routes as you can to earn the most points for your team. Each team member’s score will be added together for the total team score for that week. At the end of the 8 weeks, the teams with the best cumulative scores will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

MyClimb  app - Not required for participation, but we are encouraging its use. Tags for division Climbs will be be using MyClimb tags, and it is a good way to give feedback to our setters. ​

  • Four team members must all come together, on the same day, and climb CKCL competition routes in one session.  

  • Digital Scorecards must be completed by the end of the climbing session.

  • No scorecard turned in for that week = 0 points

  • Scorecards completed based on honor system. Sandbaggers and cheaters will be expelled from this competition and banned from competing in future CKCL competitions.

  • Only designated League routes count towards your score.

  • If a team member quits the league before completion of the 8 weeks another team member may be added in his/her place or the team. 

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