Summer 2023 Sport League
|Team Name||Climber 1||Climber 2||Team Total||Climber 1 Total Outdoor Climbs||Climber 2 Total Outdoor Climbs|
|Chalk Dirty to Me||Ashley Watts||Lia Wolfe||4770||6||5|
|Flight of the Gumby||Michael Windsor||Nate Clay||4551||6||10|
|Chalky Hedgehogs||Olga Kozhar||Summer Ploegman||4501||8||10|
|Egrigrigious Elevators||Ben Pregler||Mark Bartlett||4212||11||11|
|Belay B*witches||Erin Schwarz||Louise Eshelman||3890||0||0|
|Hot Chocolate & Bailey's||Demonica Coleman||Stacey LaFrance||3640||0||0|
|Jesus Died for our Psends||Hannah Selvey||Wesley Johnson||3301||0||0|
|Psycho Pitches||Katie Rocci||Sarah Quattrochi||3253||0||0|
|Deep Space 5.9||Andrew Nguyen||David Bonelli||3105||6||0|
|The Knee Bar-nacles||Gary Rapaich||Kate Homme||2960||0||3|
|Jimmy's Chin||Ellie Wezensky||Neel Cole||2870||0||0|
|Odell||Elliott Parcells||John Coulam||1900||0||0|
|Paisley & Grape, LLC||Bekah Itz||Cait Charlton||1012||0||0|
|-no name2-||Courtney Bouchet||Jeff Randall||892||0||0|
|-no name3-||Shiloh Daricek||Timothy Peterson||520||0||0|
League Rules & Details
Each week, you will be scored on your top 3 climbs. Both you and your teammate's top 3 climbs will combine for a total team score each week, and your total league score will be your 4 highest scoring weeks.
This league, we are doing a bonus for outdoor climbs! For the entire 5 week duration of league, you will be scored on your top 5 outdoor climbs. This does not factor into your regular league score, but acts as a bonus that will add on to your TOTAL league score at the end of league.
- Teams of 2 | Sign up with a partner! You will get a team score, which is the sum of both individual's scores.
- If you don't have someone to climb with, we can try to help you find someone!
- We assume you usually will climb with your partner, but it really doesn't matter for scoring purposes. If you need another pal to belay you some sessions, that is a-okay.
Setting a Target Grade
Each week you'll be scored on the top 3 climbs you send. You get points for each climb based on your target grade.
Each climber declares their Target Grade the first week. We encourage you to set an aspirational goal. This should be the highest rated climb that you typically send on a day of climbing at the gym. Keep in mind that your target grade should be difficult for you, but doable! If you plan to climb all of your routes on lead, then your target grade should reflect this. We are NOT giving a bonus for climbing on lead.
As you enter the routes on your scoresheet we'll give you the score you receive for each climb based on that target grade. If you climb a route at your target grade you get 100 points. Each grade above or below your target grade changes your score by 10 points. For example, if my target grade is 5.11 and I climb a 5.11- I'll get 90 points for that climb. But if I climb a 5.12- (which is 2 +/- grades above 5.11) I get 120 points.
We're approaching Target Grades this league the same as we did during our Fall/Winter 2022 league. Rather than bumping a climber's target grade each week based on how they performed that week - at the end of the league, we'll evaluate what grades you actually climbed throughout the league and determine what your real target grade should have been and recalculate all of your scores based on that new target grade. We'll basically throw out your outlying highest and lowest grades and set the target grade one or two +/- grades above middle grades you climbed.
We hope that this is a better system to:
- avoid people trying to game the system and maximize points each week to avoid getting bumped
- help new climbers (or climbers new to the gym) who don't have a good sense of how they should set their target grade.
Each participant will receive a link to their own personal online Google Sheet for tracking their climbs. Paper scorecards will be available, but please only use them if you don't have a way to use the google sheet. Each week you come in to climb for league, check in at the front desk and they will update your google sheet for that week. If you have any questions, ask the desk staff to show you how to use that. After you climb a route you'll enter the number of the route (from the start tag). Also have your witness (probably your climbing partner), enter their initials next to that.
Your sheet will also show you the routes your partner has logged, and their score.
Team scores will be pulled together each week on Monday and a leaderboard will be posted here on this webpage.
- To receive points for a route you must send it cleanly without any takes. If you fall, then you must lower to the ground before starting again for it to count on your league sheets.
- This year we are not doing bonus points for leading. The benefit to leading is that you have more terrain to climb on. Push yourself as you see fit.
- You may "second" a route in the lead-only terrain and get points for that.
- Your team score is the total points between you and your partner.
- Everyone gets 1 drop week - the week with their lowest (or no) score
Your personal score each week will be the sum of the 3 hardest climbs you send clean. Keep in mind that if you set your target grade accurately, not all 3 of your climbs are likely to be at or above your target grade. Put another way, if you consistently are sending climbs above your target grade, then you should have set your target grade higher - and you can expect that in the end your score will be adjusted to reflect this.
The Outdoor Bonus:
You can get bonus points for climbing outside this league! You will get a bonus score for up to your top 5 outdoor climbs over the total 5 week duration of league. This score will be added to your total team score at the end of league.
These climbs will be scored the same as indoor climbs: points awarded are based off your target grade, and you must send the route cleanly to receive points. HOWEVER, outdoor climbs do NOT count towards the adjustment of your target grade. Once your target grade is adjusted at the end of league, we will award points towards your outdoor climbs accordingly.
There will also be a bonus for number of pitches climbed for those hopping on some multi-pitch routes. That point value is coming soon!
*Note that there is an award for most outdoor routes climbed! Be sure to mark down all outdoor climbs you complete in your google sheet.
Points Per Send Based on Climber Target Grade
League Finals are on Wednesday, June 28th from 6-9 PM!
Format and details are coming soon, but know it will be a fun-filled night full of climbing, free pizza, beer (21+), cookies, fizzy drinks, and an awards ceremony post-climbs!
Award Categories: Top 3 Teams overall, most outdoor routes climbed, best team name (crowd voted)