Fall 2017 Comps/Events
Saturday, November 11th:
Mo’town Boulder Bash | 9am - 3:30pm
This year's indoor bouldering competition will be held at the WVU Student Recreation
Center Climbing Wall beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11th. This
competition is open to the public and will include a climbing vendors fair. Early
bird registration available online.
- Adult Men's
- Adult Women's
| Ages 13
- Co-ed Youth
9 - 12
- Co-ed Kids | Ages 8 and Under
Cost of Competition:
- $25.00 gets you access to the bouldering comp, shoe demo by Butora, fun comp
mini-events, and other schwag!
- A kid's category will be available for those 15 and under. Each will be
eligible for prizes!
, but pay later. The first 12 to early sign up for the comp get a
reduced rate! WVU Climbing Club official dues paying/full members get a $10.00
discount and compete for $15.00.
Red Point Bouldering Competition I Qualifying Round
This type of competition provides many different climbing routes. Each route has
a different level of difficulty and a unique point value commensurate to the
level of difficulty. Points are gained only if the route is completed. The basic
strategy for the red point is to warm up on easy climbs. After warming up you
are ready to peak on the hardest climb you are capable of sending.
On-sight Finals | Isolation Rules:
Top 5 competitors from men’s and women’s categories red point round will progress
Finals will be an on-sight format with all finalists being called into an isolation
area prior to the beginning of the finals round.
Finalists will have a collective observation period, where no attempts of the
problems will be permitted, but discussion among competitors is allowed. Competitors
will have 7 minutes to observe 4 different boulder problems.
Each boulder problem will be worth 25 total points, with a sum of 100 possible
total points to be awarded during the finals round (assuming all 4 problems
are completed with a score of “top” for each route).
All finalists scores will be set to zero, and the finalists per men’s women’s
categories with the most points out of 100 will win 1st place with up to 3rd
place being awarded per men’s and women’s categories.
Finalists will have 1 attempt at each boulder problem and a total climbing time
of 10 minutes to complete all 4 problems
Each boulder route will be assigned 4 different zones with the following scoring
- Start = 0
- Zone 1 = 5
- Zone 2 = 10
- Zone 3 = 15
- Zone 4 = 20
- Top = 25
Top = topping out the given boulder problem on the first try.
Multiple attempts at a given boulder problem can be awarded, but a full point
value of 25 can only be achieved by properly on-sighting the route. Red pointed
completion may only receive the point value of the highest zone achieved up
to zone 4 without the on-sight.
Total points out of 100 will be calculated for each competitor and prizes will
be awarded for the top 3 male/female finishing places.
Awards will be distributed at Reel Rock Film Festival during intermission of
Kid’s categories will be recognized concluding the red point competition, but
no children’s on-sight round will be held.
Pull ups, dead hang, Trango Produigy pinch hang and rope coiling
speed contests! (Must be a registered competitor to participate)
Reel Rock Film Festival
GET READY for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK
12 premieres five new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big
laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to
climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction;
the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more.
Reel Rock 12 is a local fundraiser benefiting the
Coopers Rock Foundation and the
West Virginia University Adventure WV Scholarship Fund. Open to the
public and kid friendly.
WVU Student Recreation Center | 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown
Tickets: On sale starting Thursday, October 19th
$15 at the door
$10 if purchased at Morgantown Pathfinder or Black Bear Locations
$10 for all Boulder Bash competitors
See this year's film lineup below.
Sunday, November 12th:
Social Hour Bouldering at Cooper’s Rock State Forest | 10am
- with Pathfinder | 10am - 1pm
- with Adam Polinski | Gym to Crag How To | 1pm - 3pm
Social Hour Bouldering with Adam Polinski at Cooper's Rock | Gym
to Crag How To | 1pm - 3pm
Cooper's Rock Foundation Climber’s Restoration Service Projects
| 9am - 1pm
Tree Planting at Cooper's Rocks State Forest with Adam Polinski | 9 - 11am
Roadside Trail Service at Cooper's Rock State Forest | 11am - 1pm
Possible FREE Self-rescue workshop sponsored by the American Alpine Club! Details
Accommodations near Cooper's Rock:
Cabins and Yurts:
Reserve a Yurt!
BREAK ON THROUGH
In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of
the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few
men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little known
19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to
change that. To be closer to the world’s hardest routes,
she has moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs
with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic
5.15s in France and Spain. But pushing her body and
mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure
in her quest to be the first.
ABOVE THE SEA
Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner
of deep water soloing — climbing ropeless above the
sea. Ten years after his generation-defining ascent
of a majestic arch, Chris returns to the Mediterranean
island of Mallorca where he discovers a beautiful,
sweeping wall with small holds running up its face.
If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping
plunges into the sea, he will establish what may be
the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.
For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright
is definitely not most climbers. Fueled by day-old
donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young
talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free
solo ropeless climbing. Having survived a few big scares,
Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet —
a first-ever free solo of a heart-stoppingly exposed
and difficult route.
“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,”
says Maureen Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.”
Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left
arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She
takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders,
while shot-gunning beers. But she is not here to be
your inspiration. “People say, ‘Look, a one-armed climber,
now I have no excuses.’ I’m like, dude, you never had
any excuses in the first place.” Maureen is here to
crush the gnar — with one bloody stump helping her
get to the top.
WVU will be participating in the annual University Climbing Series.
This bouldering series is designed for climbers of all skill sets. The
WVU Climbing Wall Staff will set new routes for beginner to advanced
climbers who want to challenge their skills and connect with the regional
WVU will be the first stop in the series on January 28. The series
will continue at Kent State on February 4, Slippery Rock on February 11,
the University of Akron on February 18 and Youngstown State on February
25. The series finale will be held at Rock Mill on March 4.
Individuals who are interested in participating in the
WVU Competition should pre-register
HERE payment will be due at the
ORC on the day of the competition. The cost will be $20 for individuals
who pre registered or $26 for those who do not pre-register. Participants
can attend one, a few or all climbing competitions. Payment will be due
at each competition individually.
Full list of 2017
West Virginia University – January 28th
- Day of registration begins at 9:00am ($26.00)
- Competition begins at 10:00am
- Pre-registration fee is $20.00 and ends on January 20th.
Kent State – February 4
- Day of registration begins at 9:00am ($26.00)
- First 1 begins at 10:00am
- First 2 begins at 1:30pm (if necessary)
- Pre-registration fee is $20.00 and ends on February 2.
Slippery Rock – February 11
- Flight 1 begins at 11:00am
- Flight 2 begins at 2:30pm
- Pre-registration is
REQUIRED; cost is $20.00
- Check in starts at 10:15am
Youngstown State – February 25
- Day of registration opens at 8:00am ($26.00)
- Flight 1 begins at 9:00am
- Flight 2 begins at 12:30pm
- Online pre-registration is the only way to guarantee a spot in the
flight of your choosing ($20.00).
UCS Finale – March 4
- Competition runs 11:00am – 2:00pm
- Pre-register to save $5.00 on entry ($25.00)
- For questions call: 330-222-6419