July 21, 2015


Women Men
Open 1 Zoe Steinberg Solomon Barth
2 Olivia Harmanos Jesse Grupper
3 Leilani Peralta Jacob Woods
Advanced 1 Stephanie Celommi Tylor Street
2 Amanda Martino Steve Baranski
3 Justin Sarlese
Novice 1 Lakshmi Menon Justin Oliano
2 Arden Morgan Chris Payne
3 Hope Stoddart Zach Sparano
Youth 1 Piper Brugmann Sam Elmore
2 Brodie McCarthy Nick Aloisi
3 Creed McFall

JULY 25, 2015
Philadelphia Rock Gym -Valley
255 South Mount Airy RoadValley Township, PA  19320

The feel of an outdoor comp, in air-conditioned comfort! Come and climb over 80 of the best problems or routes in:
Slab Climbing – Dynos – Top-Outs – Routes – Bouldering
Citizens Categories:
Female — Novice (up to V1+ or 5.8)  Advanced (V2- to V5 or 5.11)  Open (V5+ or 5.11+ & up)
Male — Novice (up to V3- or 5.9)  Advanced (V3 to V7 or 5.12a)   Open (V7+ or 5.12b & up)
Youth (M & F) — 11 & Under
Citizens & Open Qualifiers (All Categories)
Check In Opens: 10:00 am
Pre-lims Start: 11:00 am - 4 pm
Barbecue and Fun to follow!
Open Finals
Open Finals Start: 6:30 pm
Open Finals End: 8:30 pm
Awards & Party to Follow!
$40.00 Pre-registered  /  $45.00 at the Door
Just want to watch or come to the Party?! No Problem…
Spectators: $12.00 Pre-registered  /  $15.00 at the Door
Competitors may register online or by phone. Or you may call 877-822-7673 to register by phone. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, July 24th, 2015.
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 (sometimes called “tops”), with the fewest total falls will win.
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.
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 chosen 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/routes.
All competitors, parents and coaches are expected to be familiar with the rules prior to attending the competition.
Please note: Formats are subject to change at any time, subject to the discretion of the PRG. Please call or check back for updated information.
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 Tom Meehan. Volunteers get the best seats in the house! Thanks in advance!

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...