Elementary Climbing Leagues

The Elementary Competitive Climbing program offers top-roped climbing competitions for climbers grades 1-3 and bouldering competitions for grades 4 and 5.

Competitive Climbing Leagues for elementary school are included in our Program Pack that can be added to your membership.  Registration is simple and easy, just sign up for the league, your membership will be automatically adjusted.

Preview Night

August 24th – 5:30pm-7:30pm

Preview Night is a free event for 1st – 5th graders and their parents to experience our Recreational Climbing Leagues in an informative, hands-on, and obligation-free setting.

The night begins with an overview of the leagues, safety orientation, and an explanation of the rules in competitive rock climbing. Climbers then meet their potential coaches and proceed to get a taste of what the leagues are all about! Meanwhile, parents are able to watch, learn, and participate in a Q&A session.

Want to experience the leagues first-hand before committing? 
Sign up for Preview night.

Ready to compete this season? Sign up for the league (includes preview night competition.)

If you are competing in the league, your registration includes one structured practice time per week.
Sign up for your practice time now.

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Our leagues are based around a 16-week season with 5 competitions (1 pre-season, 4 regular season) and weekly practices.  Practices and competitions are currently scheduled on Friday nights throughout the fall.

Grades 1-3 will compete on the sport wall (tall wall with ropes) and grades 4-5 will be on the boulder.

Sport competitions will be a variant on the ‘onsight’ style competition format. The boulder competitions will be ‘redpoint’ style.  For more more details on competition format see Competition Format & Rules below.

We will kick off our elementary league with a FREE pre-season comp and preview night.

If you have competed before it is a great place to set a baseline for your season set some goals to work on and track your improvement.  If you are new to competition, this is a great opportunity to try competitive climbing to see if this is something that you will like.

Fall practice sign-ups are now LIVE! Practices begin on August 16th

1st – 3rd Graders have the option to practice either on Thursday from 6:30pm – 7:30pm or Friday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

4th & 5th graders have the option to practice either on Thursday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm or Friday from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. 

Practices and competitions are included with (and require) a student membership and program pack.  

Fall 2018 Competition Schedule

August 24th: Pre-Season Competition – 5:30pm-7:30pm

September 8th: Competition 1 – 12:00pm-2:00pm

October 6th: Competition 2 – 12:00pm-2:00pm

November 3rd: Competition 3 – 12:00pm-2:00pm

December 1st: Competition 4 – 12:00pm-2:00pm

Practices and competitions are included with (and require) a student membership and program pack.  

Boulder Scoring:

  1. Climbers will compete for a 2-hour block of time with problems of varying difficulty. They will have an unlimited number of attempts to complete as many problems as possible.

  2. There will be a minimum of 35 problems. The problems will be ordered to gradually get more difficult. Each problem will receive a point value. As the difficulty increases, so does the problem score.  

  3. Points are awarded for the completion of problems, only.

  4. Each Competitor will have a scorecard of all the problems listed, and completion must be signed off by 2 fellow competitors, a parent, or 1 officiating judge.

  5. Final score is the total of the top 5 completed problems. Attempts will be recorded, but only reviewed in the event of a tie. Climbers with the same score will be ranked according to fewest attempts.

  6. In order to “start” a route, climber must have control of start hold(s), and have both feet on the wall. Problems requiring a sit start will be indicated.
  7. In order to receive full points for a route or problem, climber must match (control with both hands) on the finish hold or box.
  8. In order to give credit for a problem, a judge must see the entire problem Climbers must verify that the judge is observing before climbing the problem. If judge does not observe the start of the problem, it will count as a trial but not a completion, even if problem is completed.

Sport Climbing Scoring:

  1. Competitions will consist of 4 routes.
  2. Routes increase in difficulty within each competition, and overall difficulty increases with each competition in the season.
  3. Routes will be scored based on number of hand holds. Each hand hold on the high wall has a 10-point value.  Scoring is based on the portion of route completed.
  4. In order to receive credit for a hold, scorer must be able to determine that climber had complete control of a hold.
  5. Climbers have four (4) minutes to complete each route. If time limit is reached, climber will receive points for the part of the route completed.
  6. Climbers will have 1 minute to transition to the next station.
  7. Climbers will rest 1 climbing rotation before attempting their next route.  (4 minutes climb, 1 minute transition, 4 minutes rest, 1 minute transition, 4 minutes climb… etc)
  8. If a climber falls off the wall, that ends the attempt. Climbers must return to the ground to start another attempt in the time remaining.
  9. If a climber puts his or her weight on the rope, that climber is no longer supporting himself on the wall, and will be considered to have fallen.
  10. If a climber uses a hold that is not on that route, said climber is considered to have fallen. Score will be given based on amount already completed.
  11. In order to start a route, climber must have both ands and feet on the wall.
  12. In order to receive credit for a hold, climber must have complete control of that hold.
  13. In order to receive full points for a route or problem, climber must match on the finish hold.

Seasonal Scoring:

  1. Individual scores for the season will be a total of the scores from the competitions. 
  2. The competition staff has final say in all matters pertaining to the competition.


Current League Standings:

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