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saint_john


Dec 14, 2010, 1:28 PM
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boudlering comp format question
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my local gym is having a bouldering comp in a couple of months. the flyer describes it as "red point format". I know what red point means but how does it apply to a bouldering comp? will each competitor get to try and send as many problems as they can in their allotted time?


Jooler


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Probably something like this:

Most points for a flash, less points for each # of falls. Harder problems = more flash and potentially more redpoint points.

Eg. Climb # 50 = 500 pts for flash, 495 pts for 1 fall, 490 pts for 2 falls, etc.

Climb # 49 = 490 pts for flash, 485 pts for 1 fall... you get the picture.

You have the elotted time to climb as many problems as you want, but only your top 5 scores count to your total pts.



Your comp will probably be something LIKE this, but perhaps not exactly.

Good luck :)


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Dec 15, 2010, 6:59 PM
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Red point format means you can continue to attempt a problem until you get it or give up.

Problems are given a point value based on their relative difficulty with most difficult given higher point values. Of course that usually doesn't work completely correctly in practice and there is usually a couple of problems way easier than their relative point value and a couple way harder.

Usually you lose some small fraction of point value each time you fall but if you never complete the problem it isn't held against you.

Normally your total score is based on some number (often 5) of your highest point value climbs.

Probably it will be broken up into different categories of climbing ability, i.e. novice, advanced, expert, and also separated by gender.


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cool, thanks for your replies.


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