FRICTION SERIES 2013- a roped climbing competition

For general details about our comps, please click here.
For SCORES - Click the gym listed under Comp Schedule for results and photos!

COMP SCHEDULE
Friday February 8th - PG Belmont (Click the link for scores and photos!)
Friday March 15th - PG San Francisco
Friday April 19th - PG Sunnyvale + Onsight Series Finals!*

The Friction Series is our Spring Roped Climbing comp held at each of our locations with an Onsight Final to conclude the events.

COMP SCHEDULE
Friday February 8th - PG Belmont
Friday March 15th - PG San Francisco
Friday April 19th - PG Sunnyvale + Onsight Series Finals!*

CATEGORIES
Comps are open to people of all ages and categories (for both men and women)are as follows:
Recreational: up to 5.10b
Advanced: 5.10c-5.11c
Open (lead only): 5.11d and higher
Youth: all youth 15 years and under.

ONSIGHT SERIES FINALS
The top 3 scores of the entire comp will be invited to pariticpate in our Onsight Series Final at PG Sunnyvale! To be eligible to compete in the finals, competitors must also compete in the Sunnyvale Comp at 5pm. This is not based cumulative scoring, so if your score at PG Belmont beats out the top scores from PG Sunnyvale and PG San Francisco, you'll be invited! In the event a tiebreaker is needed, cumulative series scores will be considered. Witness the best climbers duke it out high above on ropes in an action packed, breath holding event! Even better - the routes will be left up after the comp so you can test your skills against the best.
First Place - $150 cash!
Second Place - $100
Third Place - $50

RAFFLE FOR PRIZES PLUS FOOD AND BEER!
A raffle will be held to auction off amazing gear by our awesome sponsors. We'll have some yummy grub, great beer and of course Tshirts! There's no other place to be on Friday night!

FREE for members
$15 for non-members
No pre-registration necessary!

Friction Series at PG Sunnyvale + Onsight Series Final!
Friday, April 19th

With extra routes in the advanced category plus setting two extra onsight finals, the Setters put on a show that will be tough to top! Special thanks to all of our sponsors who donated and came out to the comp: Blue Water Ropes, La Sportiva, Petzl, Evolv, Black Diamond Equipment, Metolius Climbing, PrAna, Mammut, GoPro, The Cookie Department, Yosemite Photographer John Harrison, Yosemite Conservancy, Flux Coffee, and Red Bull! The night was a huge success and as usual, the finals competitors had us holding our breath as they competed! This is the last of our Friction Series comps for 2013, but join us in the fall for our Bloc Party! Thanks to everyone who came out and guest photographers Bryant Truong, Brian Hedrick and Jake Shull!

Scores are posted HERE.
Photos are posted HERE (plus extra sneak peek highlights here).

Men's Results
Rank
Name Gender Category
1
Andrew Lam Male Open
2
Eric Sanchez Male Open
3
Anthony Guagliano Male Open
Women's Results
Rank
Name Gender Category
1
Kara Herson Female Open
2
Sara Evensen Female Open
3
Sonia Buckley Female Open
Men's Results
  Name Gender Category
Mark Doliner Male Open
Anthony Guagliano Male Open
Eric Sanchez Male Open
Mario Perez Male Advanced
BENJAMIN R ROLLIN Male Advanced
MIIKA KESKINEN Male Advanced
Nicholas Sbetlichny Male Recreational
Women's Results
  Name Gender Category
REBECCA VINCENT Female Open
Hannah Le Female Open
ANIKA K COLOPY Female Advanced
MEI-LING CHANG Female Recreational
Mary Sasaki Female Recreational
Hazel Araza Female Recreational
Christine McFadden Female Recreational
FEIFEI XUE Female Recreational
Youth Results
  Name Gender Category
Prabowo Halim Male Youth
Christopher Duan Male Youth

 

 

 

Friction Series at PG San Francisco!

Friction Series at Planet Granite San Francisco
Another super fun event!

Photos are posted HERE on our Facebook Page
Overall Scores are posted HERE.

Remember - top 3 overall scores from each mens and womens will be invited to participate in our Onsight Series Final in Sunnyvale on April 19th. These are our standings currently for top 10! To be eligible to compete in the Onsight Finals, competitors MUST compete in the Sunnyvale comp at 5pm. There is still one more chance to get your name added to the mix - we'll take the top 3 scores! In the event a tiebreaker is needed, cumulative series scoring will be considered. First place wins $150 cash!


Men's Leaders
Rank Score Name Gender Category
1 1050 Andrew Lamb Male Open
2 1050 Eric Sanchez Male Open
3 1050 Anthony Guagliano Male Open
4 1050 Nick Bradley Male Open
5 1025 Mark Doliner Male Open
6 1015 Mike Real-Armas Male Open
7 1000 Luke Stefurak Male Open
8 995 Scott Bizily Male Open
9 995 Allen Fung Male Open
Women's Leaders
Rank Score Name Gender Category
1 965 KARA HERSON Female Open
2 925 SARA EVENSEN Female Open
3 925 SONIA MARY BUCKLEY Female Open
4 900 AMANDA KEYS Female Open
5 850 ELIZABETH TROWER-STEFURAK Female Open
6 850 TRICIA GIBO Female Open
7 850 AMANDA G KEYS Female Open
8 840 CHRISTINA ELVEN-CHRISTENSEN Female Open
9 675 AMANDA ANDERSON Female Open
10 675 JESSICA A CONNOLLY Female Open

 

BL Friction Series Crowd

Friction Series at Planet Granite Belmont
Let's give a big hand to our setters for creating some of the best routes yet! These will be tough to beat, and overall members and competitors were P-S-Y-C-H-E-D to climb! Our biggest comp yet at PG Belmont had over 200 competitors and more spectators. Special thanks to all our sponsors, those who brought yummy samples to share and awesome prizes for the end!

Photos are posted HERE on our Facebook Page.
Overall Scores are HERE!

2013 Friction Series - PG Belmont Results
Men's Results
Rank Score Name Gender Category
1 1,050 ANDREW LAMB Male Open
1 670 CHRISTOPHER C DUAN Male Advanced
1 370 AGUNG HALIM Male Recreational
1 370 ANDREAS BALSLEV Male Recreational
Women's Results
Rank Score Name Gender Category
1 925 SARA EVENSEN Female Open
1 925 SONIA MARY BUCKLEY Female Open
1 650 LILA NEAHRING Female Advanced
1 650 MEI XI Female Advanced
1 350 Ariel Robertson Female Recreational
Youth Results*
* (Maximum points in category, not eligible to compete in open category)
1 675 ALEXANDRA PLOTNIKOFF Female Youth*
1 675 PRABOWO (BAOBAO) HALIM Male Youth*

 

 

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