rocktober 2020

Rocktober is the Hi-Line Climbing Center’s annual Fall bouldering competition. It is open to youth and adults. For the youth competitors, this is a sanctioned USA climbing regional qualifier. For adults, it is just a fun way to compete against your friends and folks from across the state. This year is going to be a little different than years past. We are going virtual with a high-tech new gadget (read app) that lets you instantaneously see your rank against your fellow climbers. We will also be holding the competition for two weeks, during which time you can project the problems all you want (although weight will be towards the Onsight)!  We are reserving spots for teams to compete separately and adhering to social distancing and mask compliance, but don’t be discouraged this will still be a blast, and this year we priced it to make it affordable for everyone (FREE with membership)!!!

 Community Open Competition

Dates:  Nov 16th – 29th

Registration:

  • Registration will be available on November 10th and take place thru the KAYA app.
    • Competitors must download the KAYA app and familiarize themselves with how it works prior to registering for the competition. Each competitor must have their own account within the KAYA app. Competitors with existing KAYA accounts do not need to download the app again or create another account

To register for a virtual redpoint competition follow these steps:

      1. Go to https://app.kayaclimb.com/share/challenge?id=88 (youth USA climb) -or- https://app.kayaclimb.com/share/challenge?id=107 (Citizen open Comp)
      2. Search for USAC Youth R22 The Hi-Line Climbing Center 16NOV20
      3. Log back into the KAYA app and find the virtual redpoint competition
    • Price:  Comp is FREE, you just need a day pass or membership to participate.
    • Are you a team coach reserving a spot for your team? Please use our reservation system below. If you are an individual please call in to reserve a spot.

Categories:

  • Level 1 (Men V0-V3, Women V0-V2)
  • Open (Men V4+, Women V3+)
  • Masters (Age 40+)
  • High School Club

Format:  Virtual Redpoint

Competitors may only touch the starting hold(s) prior to an attempt.

  • All competitors will have 2 weeks to complete their 5 hardest sends.
  • Competitors must use the KAYA app to log their attempts and sends.  All attempts must be logged.  For completed problems, one scoring point will be deducted for every unsuccessful attempt.  The sum of their top 5 highest completed climbs will be their score for the competition.
  • To receive a score, competitors must submit video verification within the KAYA app of their successfully completed climbs.  Results not entered into the KAYA app will not be accepted.
  • Competitors will be ranked per category and the results will be available on the KAYA app.

Rules:  

  • All starts must use specified starting hold(s) and must be controlled unless noted.  All finishes must match and control final hold(s).  All problems finish on climbing holds marked with “Finish” unless otherwise marked.
  • Competitors can attempt any problem as many times as they want.  If a hold spins or breaks, step off immediately or the attempt will count (then please contact a staff member). If you use a hold or feature that is “off route”, no points can be earned and the attempt will count.
  • Only designated holds and features are permitted for climbing each route. “Smearing” is allowed so long as a competitor does not utilize something off route such as another hold.  Volumes are considered part of the wall and can be used unless otherwise noted.
  • Bolt holes on the wall are not permitted to be used as hand holds at any time.  Bolt holes on holds can be used.

Prizes and Raffle:  Respect for your peers is all you need!

Gym Reservations:  Competitors may climb anytime the gym is open within the competition dates but must check into the gym with a walk-in or booked reservation.  Citizen competitors are not required to make a reservation, but it is highly encouraged during weekday evenings as the gym is busier at these times and may hit COVID occupancy capacity.  All competitors will need a membership, day pass or punch card to use the facility.  Online reservations can be made here.

COVID Rules:  All competitors must follow the Hi-Line’s COVID safety policies.

 

Youth Competition – USA Climbing Youth Regional Qualifier

Dates:  Nov 16th – 30th

Registration: This event is a sanctioned USA Climbing Regional Qualifying event. Youth Competitors must be registered for this event and are required to have a current USAC membership.

Competitors must download the KAYA app and familiarize themselves with how it works prior to registering for the competition. Each competitor must have their own account within the KAYA app. Competitors with existing KAYA accounts do not need to download the app again or create another account

To register for a virtual redpoint competition, follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://app.kayaclimb.com/share/challenge?id=88
  2. Login using the same credentials associated with their KAYA app account.
  3. Search for “USAC Youth R22 The Hi-Line Climbing Center 16NOV20”
  4. The comp fee is FREE just enter USA Climbing membership number.
  5. Log back into the KAYA app and find the virtual redpoint competition attached to your KAYA account.

Further details on event registration and USA Memberships can be found at http://www.usaclimbing.org.

Format:  Virtual Redpoint

  • The event format is to be in compliance with the USA Climbing rulebook as modified by the virtual format addenda.
  • All competitors will have 2 weeks to complete their 5 hardest sends.
  • Competitors must use the KAYA app to log their sends. The sum of their top 5 highest completed climbs will be their score for the competition. Competitors unable to download the KAYA app due to lack of access to a capable device must contact USA Climbing prior to the competition for approval and further guidance.
  • Competitors experiencing technical difficulties with the KAYA app during the competition must contact KAYA via www.kayaclimb.com/support.
  • To receive a score, competitors must submit video verification within the KAYA app of their successfully completed climbs. Results not entered into the KAYA app will not be accepted.
  • Competitors will be ranked per category and the results will be available on the KAYA app.

Rules:  http://www.usaclimbing.org/Officials/Rulebook.htm

Gym Reservations:  Due to COVID-19 operating and gym capacity restrictions, all youth competitors will be required to make a reservation to participate in the Rocktober virtual event. There is no gym access fee for Hi-Line members, coaches, or parents. Non-Hi-Line members will need to purchase a $10 competitor day pass.

  • All participants must limit facility use to their reservation times.
  • To minimize impact and reduce numbers in our facility we are limiting one parent in attendance per competitor. All parents and coaches are required to make a reservation.
  • If you do not find a date and time that works for you please contact the Hi-Line at [email protected]

COVID Rules:  All competitors must follow the Hi-Line’s COVID safety policies.

Online Youth Competitor Gym Reservations