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rickyrocket31


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Hi guys, I have been climbing outdoors for a year and this Saturday I am going to compete at Solid Rock Gym, PR. I am a little bit nervous because is going to be my first experience. Can you give me some beta to stay calm and relax?? Thanks, ROcket


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Know that you are only competing against your very best personal Day out climbing. Use your experience on the Plastic to give you an edge over Real Rock-climbers. Try to get psyched off the other climbers and concentrate on your climbing not the audience. Plan on finishing every route you set off on before you start them. If a problem is bugging you it's probably bugging everyone so don't let it ruin your day.

Try to time your training so that you are likely to be Peaking on the day of the comp. Do absolutely nothin climbing related for the 24 hrs prior to the comp.

Have Fun and try your best.

Good Luck
J-Bone


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start on an easy route and make sure your not going to be on some huge overhang. if you are you will get pumped really really fast. if you are climbing 5.11 start on a 5.8 or 5.9 and work your way up to your best. stretch your arms between every climb mostly before the harder routes and be prepaired to do a lot of waiting.
and have a lot of fun


vaness


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oh yeah just try you hardest and even if you do bad know that you were trying.


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Bring home the gold!!!

Drew


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If its a bouldering comp, watch others try the problem before you do. The nyou can work out the best way to makethemoves without getting pumped doing so.


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walk through at first ad decide what climbs too do to start and then keep an eye out to find the shortest lines, cause very often you don't get in all the climbs you want and you don't want to be left with an open climb

Laso try to climb quickly so you don't get as pumped, because if you keep on getting pumped then cool down your forearms will tighten up alot, and that can really effect you if you make finals


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Sit back...relax...and take it all in for a little while. Watch whats going on and get a feel for the pt. range your comfortable with (the routes are probably marked or you are going to get a route sheet with all the routes and their point value). You will soon get a feel for the point total to route rating I.E-a 50 pt. route might climb like a V2 or 5.8.(just an example) Climb hard and have FUN!!! Meet new friends and go fot it.

Good Luck..!!!!
MAdriver


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I've never been to a comp, so I'm kinda confused on the workings of it.

So a climber gets to pick whichever routes he or she wants, and each route is given an amount of points, based on its difficulty.

If you fall, does it count against you, or can you continue trying a problem until you finish it (at the expense of time).

I take it, a certain amount of climbers make it to the next round, and the same thing happens again (only maybe harder climbs?).

CLUE ME IN!


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Pretty much right on Will..

It depends on the comp format of course. Typical ABS redpoint format is you get a set amount of tries on a route with diminishing point totals or deductions for each fall. I.E - a V3 flash 1st attempt is worth 50 pts, 2nd attempt 35 pts, 3rd attempt 20 pts. or a V3 route is worth 50 pts and each failed attempt is a (1) pt. deduction. Each gym has their own variation. Some have a "Super Final" after climbing ( usually 3-4 hrs) with you best 4-5 climbs making up your pt. total.They might take the top (3) in each catogory and have a seperate route with ISO. The USCCA is totally different and has a definet set of rules on how their comps are run. A whole different ball of wax.

MAdriver


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Stay calm, relax, and have fun.

If any of the three cannot be obtained...smoke a fatty 30 minutes prior, stretch, listen to Marley, then call me in the mornin.


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Don't do to much to fast, and just get a feel for the place before you go jumping on climbs


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