January 24, 2013

JIBS 2013


The Junior Indoor Bouldering Series Championships
February 16 & 17, 2013!
PRG Valley

One of the only events of its kind, including a weekend of activities - slide shows, clinics, food, music, and of course, the comp designed just for Junior Climbers! It will still feature media coverage, and over $9,000 in cash and prize Scholarships.

Registration Information   
http://jibs2013.eventbrite.com/#

Full Weekend Registration: $79  Includes competition registration, PLUS Lunch on Sat & All-Access pass to Sunday Clinics.
Basic Registration: $59 Includes competition registration, & One spectator pass to finals.
Deluxe Spectator Pass: $20 Includes Spectator Pass For Finals, and Lunch on Saturday.

Pre-Register no later than February 13, 2013 to get a T-Shirt!

JIBS has 3 male and female categories based on your age as of March 1st, 2013
  • 11 & under
  • 12-14
  • 15-18
Comp Details
Saturday, February 16

Prelims
The format for Pre-lims will be Redpoint. Competitors will be scored on their best 5 problems. The Top 10 climbers from 12-14 and 15+ age groups, and Top 6 from the 11- age group, will advance to Finals.

Female Pre-lims - Check-in: 7:30-8:45 am | Climbing: 9-12 pm | Results: 12:30 pm
Male Pre-lims - Check-in: 12:00-12:45 pm | Climbing: 1-4 pm | Results: 4:30 pm

Finals
Finals will be a modified World Cup format. Climbers will climb 4 problems with 4 minutes of climbing time and 4 minutes of rest in between. Climbers will be scored based on the highest point reached on each problem, using falls to break ties. In the case of a tie on all problems in finals, the competitors ranking in the preliminary round will be used to break the tie.

Finals - ISO Opens: 6:30 pm    ISO Closes:  7:20 pm   Finals Starts: 7:30 pm   Finals Ends: 9:15 pm

Pro Clinics, 
Sunday, February 17, from 11am to 1pm

There will be two hours of clinics with professional climbers and climbing coaches on how to improve technique, climbing training and mental training.  This year our instructors include:
Vasya Vorotnikov -La Sportiva Team Athlete, World Cup Bouldering competitor.
Eric Horst -first ascensionist, training expert and author of the most popular climbing training series around.
David Rowland -JIBS Founder, Program Director of Team PRG (including two Youth National & Continental Champions)
Randi Goldberg -Level II USAC Certified Coach, former Head Coach of the 2009 Regional Bouldering Champions, current Team PRG Head Coach.
For more information on JIBS, be sure to check www.juniorbouldering.com  Also check out the jibs website for volunteering opportunities.

January 16, 2013

2013 YCS - Under the Sea




PRG is hosting the first YCS event of 2013 on

Saturday February 9, 
from 12:30 pm to 4 pm 
at Valley Township.

The theme is Under the Sea

YCS stands for Youth Climbing Series.  There are four YCS events each the year.  It is a friendly, competitive event designed for young climbers age 3 to 13 with both bouldering and top-rope climbing.  Fun games and awards follow the climbing. YCS is a great way to introduce friends and siblings to climbing.

The cost is $20 however, the fee is waived for TeamPRG members.  Equipment rental is included.

Call the gym at 1-877-822-ROPE for more information.

Philadelphia Rock Gym - Valley

255 South Mount Airy Road
Valley Township, PA 19320

January 15, 2013

Slab/Dyno Party - 2013



Saturday, January 19, 2013
7:00pm until 9:00pm

Philadelphia Rock Gym - Valley




COST: $19 for PRG Members


$25 for Non-members

Free Food, Free Drink, Free Music!

Dynos for Prizes!
Slabs for Prizes!
Problems for Fun!

Come down and show your skills & have fun. All ages and abilities welcome!

Sign up at the Front Desk or cal 877-822-ROPE!

January 13, 2013

ABS 2012 Youth Division 5 Finals Results

photo by Isabelle Gourley

Congrats to everyone! 

Click here for Full results

FYD-
MYD- 
Cara Fields- 15th
Noah Wheeler- 2nd* 
Soren Carlson- 6th* 
Creed McFall- 11th
Benn Wheeler- 13th
FYC-
MYC -
Grace Barth- 3rd*
Tyler Schwenk- 2nd*
Olivia Harmanos -18th
Griffin Barros-King- 5th*
Jenna Pearlstein- 19th
Jacob Allwein- 18th
FYB-
MYB-
Leilani Peralta- 2nd*
Alex Pearlstein- 10th
Gabrielle Peralta- 7th*
Conor Gourley- 14th
FYA-
MYA-
Zoe Steinberg- 1st*
Jesse Grupper- 1st*
Solomon Barth- 3rd*
Jacob Woods- 10th
FJR-
Brooke Weil- 7th*
*1st Round National Invitaion




The deadline to accept your first round invitation is Wednesday, January 16th at 11:59pm Mountain Time.

At the conclusion of the 1st round invitation registration deadline, USAC will post a 1st Round Invitation Acceptance Chart.  Competitors who have not accepted their 1st round invitation will have an additional 24-hour window to register and accept their invitation for additional fee of $100.00.

The only notification for 2nd and 3rd round invitees is via the posted invitation chart on the USAC website.  Competitors receiving a 2nd or 3rd round invitation have 48 hours, from the posting of the invitation chart, to register for the event.


Thanks to Randi for posting these results.


January 10, 2013

ABS 2012 Youth Divisionals - Gravity Vault USR


USA Climbing Division 5 Championships 
for the Capitol, New England West and New England East Regions
will be held at 
The Gravity Vault-USR
107 Pleasant Ave @ Rt. 17 N, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458, 
Phone: 201.934.7625, Fax: 201.934.7627
www.gravityvault.com

on January 12 and 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12 - Onsite qualifiers (4 problems)

A "rolling isolation" will be used in Preliminaries at the ABS Divisional Championship. With a rolling isolation, competitors are assigned an "isolation check-in time." Competitors may report into isolation prior to their assigned check-in time, but, no later than the assigned time. At the discretion of the Chief Judge, failure to report by the assigned time may result in the disqualification of the competitor. There are no route previews.

The Qualification Round Full Start Lists Links:
Session #1 - FYD, MYA, MYC
Session #2 - FYC, MJR, MYD
Session #3 - FYA, FYB, MYB
Session #4 - FJR

TeamPRG Startlist:
Check-in
1st Climb
Name
Category
9:43
10:08
Jesse Grupper
MYA
9:47
10:12
Jacob Woods
MYA
9:47
10:12
Griffin Barros‐King
MYC
9:55
10:20
Tyler Schwenk
MYC
9:59
10:24
Cara Fields
FYD
10:07
10:32
Jacob Allwein
MYC
10:55
11:20
Solomon Barth
MYA
11:55
12:20
Jenna Pearlstein
FYC
12:03
12:28
Grace Barth
FYC
12:03
12:28
 Benn Wheeler
MYD
12:15
12:40
Soren Carlson
MYD
12:27
12:52
Olivia Harmanos
FYC
12:27
12:52
Noah Wheeler
MYD
12:35
1:00
Creed Mcfall
MYD
1:21
1:46
Gabrielle Peralta
FYB
2:25
2:50
Zoe Steinberg
FYA
2:25
2:50
Conor Gourley
MYB
2:29
2:54
Alex Pearlstein
MYB
2:33
2:58
Leilani Peralta
FYB
3:09
3:34
Brooke Weil
FJR

SESSION #1: FYD, MYC, MYA
9:00 A.M. – Isolation/check-in opens for Session #1.
9:15 A.M. – Morning volunteer check-in.
9:30 A.M. – Morning judges and volunteers meeting.
9:55 A.M. – Doors open to spectators.
10:00 A.M. – Climbing begins for Session #1.

SESSION #2: MYD, FYC, MJR
10:45 A.M. – Isolation/check-in opens for Session #2.
11:44 A.M. – Climbing begins for Session #2.

SESSION #3: FYB, FYA, MYB
12:40 P.M. – Isolation/check-in opens for Session #3.
12:45 P.M. – Afternoon volunteer check-in.
1:00 P.M. – Afternoon judges and volunteers meeting.
1:38 P.M. - Climbing begins for Session #3

SESSION #4: FJR
2:15 P.M. - Isolation/check-in opens for Session #4.
3:14 P.M. - Climbing begins for Session #4.
Sunday, January 13 - Onsite finals (3 problems) for top 10 in each category from preliminaries
For the final round, rolling isolation will not be used. All competitors must check-in before isolation closes.

8:30 A.M. – Isolation OPENS for all competitors.
9:15 A.M. – Isolation CLOSES for all competitors.
9:00 A.M. – Judges meeting.
9:30 A.M. – Climbing begins for: FYD, MYC, FYB, MYB.
10:40 A.M. – Climbing begins for: MYD, FYC, FYA, MYA
11:30 A.M. – Climbing begins for: FJR, MJR.

Awards will follow shortly after the conclusion of climbing.
Top 7 in each category receive automatic invitations to nationals in Colorado Springs, CO, March 1-3 2013.

All 1st round National Championship invitees must accept their invitation within 72 hours of the conclusion of the Divisional Championships at http://www.absnationals.org/08/register/index.htm

At the conclusion of the 1st round invitation registration deadline, USAC will post a 1st Round Invitation Acceptance Chart.  Competitors who have not accepted their 1st round invitation will have an additional 24-hour window to register and accept their invitation for additional fee of $100.00.

The only notification for 2nd and 3rd round invitees is via the posted invitation chart on the USAC website.  Competitors receiving a 2nd or 3rd round invitation have 48 hours, from the posting of the invitation chart, to register for the event.



Special $99 rate for competitors
Hilton Doubletree –
Client Name: GRAVITY VAULT
Client ID 0002789762
SRP Code P08
180 Rt-17 North
Mahwah, NJ 07430
doubletree.com
(201) 529-5880

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