PLANET GRANITE BLOG

It was a busy day at Sunnyvale last Saturday! While our youth competitors were crushing it at Youth Regionals in Berkley, we had over 300 competitors crushing it at the gym for the final installment of our 2018 Friction Series! Check out our video recap.

We started off the day nice and steady with people coming in, warming up, and trying out the brand new routes that the setters worked on putting up all through the week! Once things got ramped up, you could feel the energy even though our emcee, Derek didn’t get his usual awesome costume in time so had to improvise (He had bleached his hair in preparation and everything! Oh well – we will see what he is next time!). Later in the day, people cooled off and refueled with some pizza, snacks, soda, and delicious beer from Fort Point Brewery. After everyone had turned in their scorecards and grabbed a shirt, they set up to watch the finalists – 5 men and 5 women climbing some of the hardest routes that have been set for finals yet! While no one got to the top, the finalists put on a great show with one-arm clips, dynos, and hand jams! It was a sight to see! Lastly, our sponsors and partners for Friction Series helped us end the day in a giant raffle where people won packs, gift cards, gear, and more! Thank you so much to our sponsors especially our headline sponsor, Petzl!

A huge thank you to everyone who came and we hope you had a great time and got some awesome prizes!


Onsight Finals and Overall Scores:

Women’s Onsight:

  1. Jenny Knalls
  2. Ciara Rinaudo
  3. Bridget Roell

Men’s Onsight:

  1. Ross Fulkerson
  2. Sam McQueen
  3. Soloman Barth

2018 Friction Series Sunnyvale – All Competitors – Final Scores

A giant shout out to Max Stuart for taking fantastic photos! See the full album on Facebook below. Feel free to tag your friends or yourself!

2018 Friction Series Sunnyvale – Photos