Winter Sport League 2021
How it works:
League will run Monday - Sunday | February 1st - March 14th | 1 drop week
Teams of 2 | Must join as a team
Free for Members | $80 for Non Members (6 day passes included) | Add a League Shirt for $18
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Be sure to plan on being around for the last week of league.
March 8th - 14th
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
Please use the app if you can. If need be, you can get a paper scorecard at the front desk.
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.