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oldhippywithdog


Dec 19, 2005, 3:55 AM
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Organizing a college climbing comp
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I am in a position to help organize my university's relatively new annual climbing competition. The competition brought about 50 people in last year and we're obviously trying to grow. I have big shoes to fill since last year prizes included 2 nice hang boards, a rope, free gym passes, clothing, and other usual goodies. I have never been associated with organizing a competition however I am going to be learning from several individuals key to bringing the comp together last year. I could use any suggestions or places of reference so I can approach the other people working on the comp with a little knowledge of the process.
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ahwoo


Dec 19, 2005, 4:46 AM
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well, we had somebody from our university's organization plan a comp. last year. we basically piggybacked one of the usa climbing competitions. we had the gym to ourselves after usa climbing had gone through their sessions. the benefit of this was having new, well-set routes without having to deal with all the hassle. as for prizes, i believe the owner of the gym went through their sponsors for those. of course, this wasn't an official university function (we aren't officially endorsed by UT's recsports program), which made things a lot easier for us (dealing with the university can be such a pain sometimes). don't really know if this helps.


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Our university has a 55 foot wall and a modest bouldering grotto in which we hold the comp. I should have clarified this. The Outdoor Recreation Center is the sort of management for the climbing facility and although these guys do not have a huge background in climbing they have done a good job with the wall and the comp so far. I am just looking for an overview of the steps that are taken in preperation for a competition assuming that route setters are on hand and flyering will bring a crowd of 40-70 ppl.


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