USA Climbing ABS Local Competition
Planet Granite San Francisco
SUNDAY October 19th 2014
We're excited to announce that we will be hosting a local USAC ABS competition on Sunday October 19th , at our Planet Granite San Francisco facility.
** Please note that there will be a few differences in this competition versus other ABS local competitions because this will be piggy-backing on our local community Bloc Party competition which takes place on Friday October 17th. The same boulder problems will be used for our local USAC ABS competition on Sunday October 19th.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PAGE - there is very important information below.
Expect traffic delays due to the Nike Women's Marathon happening Sunday morning. Roads will open no later than 11am, but usually they are open sooner. Please adjust your travel and parking plans accordingly
USA Climbing ABS Local Comp at Planet Granite San Francisco
USAC Members $30
USAC Non-Members: $30 Comp Entry PLUS additional $5 paid in cash to USAC for membership fee*Non-Member Fees are CASH ONLY. Comp Entry can be paid with Visa or MC.
Please read the following carefully for details about visiting PG San Francisco for the comp.
IMPORTANT: ALL VISITORS MUST FILL OUT A LIABILITY WAIVER TO ENTER THE FACILITY. Please see details regarding waivers below. If competitors do not have a waiver completed by their parent with ID, they cannot compete.
IMPORTANT LIABILITY WAIVER: Please be sure that all competitors under the age of 18 have a liability waiver (both pages) and signed by their parents or legal guardian*. If the parent will not be present, you must bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification). **This is mandatory for all climbers to particpate!
*Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child's waiver.
OTHER VISITORS TO PG: All Parents, visitors, and spectators entering Planet Granite must fill out a liability waiver. The adult (18 and over) waiver is available at our gym. A government issued ID is required for all waivers. There is no entrance fee for spectators. If you would like to use the gym, a day pass can be purchased for $20.
BLOC PARTY vs LOCAL ABS: If you compete in Planet Granite's Friday Bloc Party competition or practice at Planet Granite San Francisco on Saturday, you will not be allowed to be ranked in the USAC ABS Sunday competition. However you can still participate in the Sunday USAC ABS competition in order to fulfill your 2 local competition requirement for USAC.
DIRECTIONS: To view directions to Planet Granite San Francisco, click here.
PARKING: There is paid parking (pink) immediately around the gym ($1.25 per hour/$7 day) and free parking (blue)starting about 100 yards down the street (towards Sports Basement). Please view this parking map.
USAC MEMBER FEE: As usual, all non-USA Climbing members must pay an extra $5 fee to participate in this competition. CASH ONLY. If you plan on registering to be a USAC member, we recommend doing it prior to the event. We will have a computer available for online registration. All competitors must be current USAC members or pay the $5 CASH non-member fee.
ACCESS: The gym will be open as normal so there may be members on the same wall. We ask that competitors please be considerate when climbing and rotate in members and other competitors.
FOOD:We ask that only snacks and drinks with lids be consumed inside our facility. The Warming Hut Cafe is a short walk from the gym that serves sandwiches and salads. Safeway is located near Fort Mason on Marina Boulevard. Crissy Field (just across the street from PG) is a great place to have a picnic lunch.
THINGS TO DO IN SF: For those of you who don't know the area - it's worth making a full day of the trip. It's a short hike from Planet Granite Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point and right by the Bay. Teams can bring a post competition picnic lunch. There are barbecue pits by the picnic area (first come first serve). Bring or rent bikes at Sports Basement (and ride to Fisherman's Wharf or across the Golden Gate Bridge. Or visit the Exploratorium on the way out. Also, most of the competition routes are separate from the sport climbing area - so non-competitors can pay the day fee and climb!
TOP ROPING & LEAD CLIMBING: With 45 foot high walls, leadable cracks and tons of top roping, PG SF has amazing terrain in route climbing as well! For those interested in climbing routes, please read the following:
Top Rope Belaying: Every roped climber needs a Planet Granite certified belayer managing his or her rope. Belayers with prior belay experience that are new to Planet Granite must complete a belay test in order to belay at Planet Granite. Belayers must be 14 years or older. Staff are not available to belay without prior reservation.
Lead Belaying & Climbing: A PG Lead Climbing & Belaying certification is required in our gyms. Climbers and Belayers must be at least 16 years old to Lead Climb/Belay in our gym. A separate waiver is required for this and participants 16-17 years must have the lead waiver filled out by their parent and accompanied by a photocopy of the signing parent's drivers license.
For additional information about PG San Francisco, please visit our FAQ page.
ACCOMODATIONS: For those interested in overnight accomodations, we recommend looking in the Marina or Russian Hill districts of San Francisco as they are near our gym. The Presidio Travelodge offers reasonable rate as well!