Climbing Competitions

Planet Granite hosts two community competition series each year: the Friction Series and the Bloc Party. These competitions are a great way to hang out with your friends, meet new ones and participate in some sick climbing! Plus, they are FREE for PG Members. :)

The Friction Series
The Friction Series is our Spring Roped Climbing comp held at each of our locations with an Onsight Final to conclude the events. Competitions are open to people of all ages and categories are as follows:
Recreational: up to 5.10b
Advanced: 5.10c-5.11c
Open (lead only): 5.11d and higher.

Onsight Series Final
There is a category for men and for women. The top 3 scores of the competition from mens and womens are invited to compete in the Onsight Final with chance to win CASH! Participants must compete in the final competition to participate in the Onsight Series Final.
1st Place - $150
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $50

Raffle + Food & Beer!
All competitors are entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes from our amazing vendors!

Bloc Party Series
The Bloc Party is our Fall Bouldering Comp Series held at each of our locations. Competitions are open to people of all ages and categories are as follows:

Mens:
Recreational V0-V3
Advanced V3-V6
Open V6+

Womens:
Recreational V0-V2
Advanced V2-V4
Open V5+

Onsight Series Final
The top 5 scores of the competitions from each mens and womens are invited to compete in a Series Final that takes place at the end of the last comp. The Series Final consists of 3 problems with 5 minutes for each competitor to attempt the climb. Winners take home cold hard cash.Participants must compete in the final competition to participate in the Onsight Series Final.
1st Place - $150
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $50

Bloc Party Competition Rules:

  • Registration closes at 8pm.
  • Category is chosen based on top 2 climbs completed.
  • Participants can climb ONE climb outside of their category. However, if they complete 2 or more problems in a higher category, they will be bumped to a higher category. Competitors will be ranked within their category based on their Total Score, which is the sum of their top 5 climbs.
  • Total score ties within a category will be broken by the competitors’ highest scoring problem.
  • If a competitor does not finish 5 climbs, their Total Score will be the sum of whatever they climbed. They will still be categorized based on their two highest scoring problems.
  • Ascents must be witnessed by two people and initialed by each.
  • 5 attempts per problem. X off points for every try, circle the final score when problem is sent.
  • Must complete 3 problems to turn in a score card for a shirt and raffle ticket.
  • No Sandbagging! Sandbaggers will be bumped at PG's discretion.
  • Have fun!

 

Raffle + Food & Beer!
All competitors are entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes from our amazing vendors!

Registration opens up

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