Bouldering League

Because we know you’re a terrible bowler, we created bouldering league! Gather your friends to form your best team and compete over 4 weeks against others on fresh, new problems. But don’t worry, sandbagging isn’t allowed – we hide the grades and every team must have at least one person from 2 of the 3 skill categories. At the end, champions earn bragging rights and some sick swag!

NEXT LEAGUE DATES:

Draft Night 2019:

May 21st

Need an extra person to complete your team? Don’t have a team but want to join? This is the perfect night to find both! Plus, you’ll get to climb a special preview set and everyone who registers on Draft Night gets $5 off their registration!

League Nights 2019:

June 4th | June 18th | July 2nd | July 16th

All league nights run 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT IT IS

A friendly, casual bouldering league focused on participation, improvement and camaraderie, yet with an element of competition. Climbers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. The Bouldering League will only work if you commit to being here on competition nights.

WHAT IT IS NOT

A hard-core competition looking only for the best, elite climbers. If you just want to impress a bunch of people by climbing as hard as you can this is probably not for you!

Skill Categories

Novice: V0 – V2
Intermediate: V3 – V5
Advanced: V6+

Teams

Teams must be coed and consist of 3-6 boulderers of varying skill levels broken up into at least 2 difficulty categories. Teams must have at least one team member for 2 of the 3 levels. Teams must have a name and that name must be appropriate (puns are encouraged). Each team must choose a captain, he/she will be the contact person for each team, so be prepared for “a lot” of “responsibility”.

Sign-ups

All team sign-ups must happen at the front desk by the Team Captain. To complete registration payment must be taken in full, for all team members upon signing up. Phone #’s and skill levels will need to be provided for all team members.

Solo Flyers (singles)

The front desk will be taking names and information for members of the Planet Granite community that may be without a team. With enough single-person competitors, Planet Granite will put together a rag-tag team with as many of the single competitors as possible. Existing teams are welcome and encouraged to recruit from the wait list also.

League Nights and Scoring

On League Nights, competitors will meet in the appropriate bouldering area. Each problem will be categorized based on difficulty; each team member will be encouraged to climb within his/her difficulty. Climbing beyond/below one’s skill category is allowed, though it will be met with scoring consequences either positive or negative. During the night’s festivities, pizza will be served along with napkins and/or wet wipes to allow for proper grease removal before climbing.

Overall Scoring and Winners

The overall scoring for the League will be based on the cumulative total of points earned by the team each week. The overall standings will be viewable on the Bouldering League board posted in the gym. The winner of any given series will be the team that has earned the most points during the series and will walk away with the confidence that comes with being a winner and a chalk bucket to allow for easy bragging.