June 19, 2013

Sun Burn - 2013

Slab - Dynos - Top-Outs - Routes - Bouldering

July 27, 2013
6th Sun Burn Climbing Competition 
at PRG - Valley
255 South Mount Airy Road
Valley Township, PA 19320
Results:
For results from this year's Sun Burn click here.

Schedule:
10:00 am Check-in 
11:00 am Pre-lims Start         
4:00 pm Pre-lims End  
Barbecue begins
6:30 pm Open Finals Start                
8:30 pm Open Finals End
Awards & Party to Follow!
        
Registration
Click Here to Register or call 877-822-7673 
$40.00 Pre-Registered / $45.00 at the Door 
 Pre-registration deadline is Friday, July 26th, 2013.
All Pre-registered competitors received a FREE T-Shirt!
Food and drink included for all registered climbiners

Spectators: $12.00 Pre-registered  /  $15.00 at the Door 
 Food and drink included for all spectators

Categories:
Female
  • Youth age 11 and under
  • Novice (up to V1+ or 5.8)  
  • Advanced (V2- to V5 or 5.11) 
  • Open (V5+ or 5.11+ & up)
Male
  • Youth age 11 and under
  • Novice (up to V3- or 5.9)  
  • Advanced (V3 to V7 or 5.12a)   
  • Open (V7+ or 5.12b & up)
Format
    Citizens and Youth

The Sun Burn Format is a new format, intended to bring a relaxed, outdoor feel to the competition circuit. The event will consist of 5 "disciplines", which  will have their own rankings (i.e. winners, etc.) in each category. Climbers may enter any number of "disciplines" that they wish--in each category, the climber who sends the highest number of problems (tops), with the fewest total falls will win. Number of climbs and falls are counted, not difficulty.

Climbers who climb in all 5 disciplines will be eligible to win the Overall Title. The climber who ranks highest in the greatest number of disciplines will win.

    Disciplines

Slab: Each category will have between 8 and 12 problems available.
Dynos: Each category will have between 8 and 12 dynos available.
Top-Outs: Each category will have between 8 and 12 top-out boulder problems.
Routes: Each category will have between 5 and 8 routes available.
Bouldering: Each category will have between 8 and 15 problems available.
Overall Winner: There will be an overall winner selected based on the best ranked result from each of the 5 disciplines. Overall winners will be chose for Youth and Citizens.

    Open Climbers

Open Qualifiers will consist of the following: Each climber must complete at least one routes/problem in each of the 5 disciplines. Ranking will consist of the highest average number of sends across disciplines. The top 50% or 8 climbers (whichever is smaller) in each gender will qualify for finals.

Open Finals will be a World Cup format containing 2 Boulder Problems and 1 Route. Climbers will have 5 minutes to climb each (route or problem) to high point, using falls to break ties. There will be a 5 minute rest in between problems/route.   
         
The Route portion of the event will have leadable routes for Youth and Citizens; however, leading will only be required for Open competitors in Finals. All competitors who lead must either be currently certified for Lead at a PRG Climbing Center or through an equivalent course. 
    
Volunteer

It takes a lot of dedicated individuals to put on an exceptional competition. We are always looking for interested volunteers who can help make these events the best they can possibly be. In particular, volunteers can help with:
    Judging Routes
           Scoring
           Set Up
           Forerunning
           ...and Route Setting
If you would like to volunteer for the Sun Burn in any one of these areas, please contact Randi Goldberg

USAC Climber's Briefing

This Climber's Briefing is issued by USA Climbing. Please read it thoroughly and notice the items in RED. If you don't already know...