Sport League

Grab your partner & gear up for Winter Sport League


How it works:


League will run Monday - Sunday | December 7th - February 7th | 2 drop weeks

Teams of 2 | Must join as a team

Declaring your Target Grade: Each climber declares their "target" grade on their 1st day of league. This is used to calculate the points you receive for your climbs (Handicap breakdown chart below). Your target grade should be the highest graded climb that you typically send on a day of climbing. A grade that is likely to take you 2-3 tries to get clean.

Getting Bumped: We keep an eye on each week's scores and will bump a climber to a higher target grade if your performance indicates that your target grade is too low. Most people will likely be bumped at some point or multiple times throughout the league. That's what progress looks like!

The Routes: Every route in the gym is acceptable for league even if you've climbed them prior to your league session. Each route is given a unique number (marked at the start with a league tag). This number is what we use to track which climbs you have completed. You can get credit for the same route twice during the 8 weeks, but it cannot be counted twice in the same session.


Google Sheets:


Paper scorecards will be available, but please only use them if you cannot possibly use the app. Each week you come in to climb for league, check in at the front desk and they will make your scorecard for that week available for edit in your Google Sheets app. From there, fill out each column needed for each climb you send. Team scores will be pulled together each week on Monday and a leaderboard will be posted on this page.


Scoring:


Your personal score each week will be the sum of the 3 hardest climbs you complete. Keep in mind that if you set your target grade accurately, it is unlikely that all 3 of your climbs will be at or above your target grade, unless you have progressed and need to be bumped.
Your team score is the total points between you and your partner.

To receive points for a route you must:

  • Send it cleanly from the start hold to the anchors without any takes, falls, or weighting the rope.
  • Fill out all relevant information in your Google Sheets scorecard.
  • Climbs must be logged during the current week (Ex. Week 1 climbs must be logged sometime Monday - Sunday during week 1).
  • Climbs must be logged during the same 2 hour session.

Misc. Rules:

  • This season there are no bonus points for leading. The benefit to leading is that you have more terrain to climb on.
  • You may "second" a route in the lead-only terrain and get the points for that send.


Point System Breakdown


Points for a climb are awarded based on the following table. For example, if a climber with a target grade of 5.10+ sends a 5.10+, they earned 100 points. If that same climber sends 5.11, they are awarded 120 points. Basically, your 100 point base is your target grade with a +/- 10 points for each grade deviation from your target.


Finals Week


TBA | But, we promise it will be way more fun than school finals.
Be sure to plan on being around for the last week of league.
Feb. 1st - 7th

Prizes:


Top 3 teams will receive a prize:
1st place: 1 month free membership + Friction Labs Chalk
2nd place: Ascent beanie + Friction Labs Chalk
3rd place: Friction Labs Chalk


Frequently Asked Q's


1Do I have to use Google Sheets?
No, but please do. It is extremely helpful to us when pulling together scores. Now that registration is not capped for a 1 night event, we end up with double the participation. Which we love! But, that is a lot of scorecards to enter, AND therefore, a lot of possibility for human error. Yes, sometimes there is human error or bugs when creating the online scorecards, but it is far less so.

Please use the app if you can. If need be, you can get a paper scorecard at the front desk.

2Should I choose my target grade based on top rope or lead?

If you only lead climb, you know we’re not talking to you.

If you are working on leading, but still top rope most of the time, go off your top rope grade, but push yourself where you see fit.

If you are pushing yourself on lead and are only logging climbs you have led then go with your lead target grade. BUT, if we see your scores are dramatically fluctuating, because you went with your lead target, but then top rope something at a much higher point value and count it, we will bump you and fix your past scores based on your newly bumped top rope target.

3Why did I get bumped?
Because you are getting stronger or you underestimated your abilities or you sandbagged. No matter the circumstance, you can’t change it. We do our best to make sure it wasn't a "fluke" if you will. We get that sometimes a route might just be easy for the grade or your kind of movement. But, its usually pretty easy to tell when you've upped you game.
4Can I be bumped to a lower grade?
Yes. If we consistently see that your scores are well below your target grade and you perhaps set your sights too high, we will lower your target grade for future weeks.
5Do I have to climb with my partner every week? What if we have to climb at separate times?
You can climb with anyone you want, even if they are not on your team or participating in league. We do assume your teammate is your regular climbing partner, but understand that that doesn't always mean you'll be able to climb together.
6 When will I get a shirt? Are you doing shirts?

We are waiting until Mid-January to collect shirt sizes and payment. We want to be sure that league is not interrupted by new covid related developments.

Also, we anticipate that some people might drop out over the long 8 weeks and want to be sure we are ordering for those participating throughout!

We will reach out for shirt sizes and payments when the time comes.

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