Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Year and new twists

The number is two.  Two events where teams of two compete at two climbing areas in Alabama.  

The format will require teamwork and strategy to win. The well-planned circuit finished by noon won't be an option. The competitive pair with the strongest muscles, best skin, and biggest egos may have a slight advantage, but it will take more than the power of ONE to win.

With a new year will come a new twist- a different climbing area.  Competitors will again visit the expansive Hospital Boulders, and face the challenge of several brand new boulder problems.  The twist will come with a different area that will be completely new to the majority of competitors.   Will it be Moss Rock? Sand Rock? Desoto Park??  You will have to wait til March to find out.    The twist will definitely challenge the competitive teams, and create a one of a kind climbing competition.

Format
-Teams of two climbers complete problems within their V grade range. Amount and time critical. Only one has to complete boulder problem, but other MUST be spotting so no "divide and conquer" action here. Each competitor must do 1/2 of the problems on score card. This means if your scorecard has 20 problems listed then each team member MUST have completed 10 problems.
-Five Categories (Beginning, Seasoned, Bad Ass, Master Blaster, Club Old Man)
Beginning……. V0-V3 climbers
Seasoned……… V4-V6 climbers
Bad Ass……….. V7-V10+ climbers
Master Blaster....  teams without V limit doing the most problems.
Old Man………. teams members birthday later than 6.16.1970
When…….3.14..15 and 3.21.15
Where….... Hospital Boulders and ????

Cost………$100 per team covers both comps.  $75 for individual comp.
Why...........With the recent pay off of Hospital Boulders our project for this year is Palisades Park in Oneonta, Alabama.  Since the early 1980’s climbers have frequented the city park enjoying the 100+ traditional routes.  In the late 1990’s bouldering was discovered on the slopes that border the park.  This area is included in the current Horse Pens 40 Bouldering publication.
Last year climbers learned of a potential problem on the horizon at Palisades Park.  The land we had assumed was part of the park was actually privately owned, and up for sale.  Luckily Palisades Park and the Access Fund quickly moved into action making arrangement for park acquisition.  The climbing area was saved, but a $30000 debt was left to be paid.
Our goal this year is to donate all profits to the park to help pay off the debt.  The Palisades land manager has always been very supportive of climbers, and our hope with this mission is to solidify our continued presence in the park.   We can make it happen.  


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HP and final results

HP Leg 2 results


Fluff


  1. Jessica Davis/Jamie Tagg (all/4:14)
  2. Andrew Kelly/ Garrett Bresnahan (all/5:55)
  3. Lauren Rose/Matthew Rodriguez (27/6:03)
  4. Ryan Archer/Alyssa Whited (21/6:13)
  5. Andrew Durham/Colton Dunn (19/6:36)
  6. Katie Gagnier/ Hannah Davidoff (18/5:59)
  7. Laura Buckner/Lou Ellen Thompson (18/6:48)
  8. Morgan Vicu/Shelley Clarke (17/6:37)
  9. Jordan Dover/Jacob Malone (16/6:36)
  10. Joshua Shepherd/Angel Mccray (14/6:09)
  11. Anna Breed/ Jacob Breed (14/7)
  12. Sarah McCray/Brenden McCray (10/6:09)
  13. Lily Hautau/Emilie Galpel (5/6:52)
Chuff

  1. Garrett Draper/Stephen McClean (all/5:58)
  2. Mitch Brown/Nick Cookson (28/6:29)
  3. David Nguyen/Spencer Warren (28/6:44)
  4. Natalie Hawley/Amanda Maze (23/6:53)
  5. Keng Moua/Alan Cummings (18/6:53)
  6. Nathan Turner/Jake Masters (16/6:53)
  7. Mark/Kyle (6:54/12)
  8. Jacob Frando/ Chris DeLauder (10/6:52)
  9. Alan Thompson/ Peter (10/6:55)
  10. Hannah/Zac (9/6:53)
  11. Jacob Brewster/Carl Sosnin (5/6:45)
  12. Cayden Melia/Boone McClellan (2/6:23)

Puff

  1. Andrew Hamiter/ Billy Brown (26/6:29)
  2. Nick Robinson/Thomas Trawick (25/6:45)
  3. Will McFarland/Ardian Prishtina (23/6:45)
  4. Hunter Allman/ George Evans (6:46/20)
  5. Corey Brewster/ Jason Ruble (11/6:47)


Tough

  1. Jameson Blount/ Ryan Copeland (14/6:41)
  2. Greg Wingate/ Colin Doherty (12/6:35)
  3. Mike Wohner/Patti Wohner (8/6:37)
  4. Jill Sompell/ Josh Spegal (8/6:42)

Series results

Fluff
  1. Andrew Kelly/Garrett Bresnahan (55 problems)
  2. Jessica Davis/ Jamie Tagg (54 problems)
  3. Lauren Rose/ Matthew Rodriguez (47 problems
Chuff
  1. Mitch Brown/Nick Cookston (53 problems)
  2. Natalie Hawley/ Amanda Maze (48 problems)
  3. Keng Mana/Alan Cummings (43 problems)
Puff
  1. Nick Robinson/ Thomas Trawick (51 problems)
  2. Andrew Hamiter/ Billy Brown (51 problems--1st last by 11 minutes.....)
  3. Will Mcfarland/ Ardian Prishtina (48 problems)
Tough
  1. Jameson Blount/ Ryan Copeland (39 problems)
  2. Greg Wingate/ Colin Doherty (37 problems)
  3. Mike Wohner/ Patti Wohner (27 problems)

Thanks to all that came out to support the event.  We will do it again next year.  Check back in the coming months for registration information, and format tweaks.  See you at the boulders.

1staverocks








Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hospital results and HP40 finale 3.15 info

Hospital Results

Fluff Category
Team                                                              Time/Problems completed
1.  Andrew Kelly/Garrett Bresnahan               5:16/ all
2. Lauren Rose/ Matthew Rodriguez               6:54/20
3. Sarah McCray/ Brendan McCray                6:44/9
4. Anna Breed/Jacob Breed                             6:54/9
5. Matthew McCray/ Angel Buck                   6:44/7


Chuff Category
Team                                                              Time/Problems completed
1. Jay Perry/ Micah Gentry                              4:12/all
2. Nick Cookson/ Mitch Brown                      4:24/all
3. Corey Brewster/ Jason Ruebel                    5:43/all
4. Alan Cummings/Keng Mana                      5:52/all
5. Natalie Hawley/ Amanda Maze                  7/all
6. Elden Earhart/ Ron Nance                          6:53/23
7. Jamie Tagg/ Jessica Davis                           7/24
8. Colby Butterfield/Harrison Aslami              7/18
9. Kyle Brown/Mark Leputa                           7/17
10. Jake Brewster/Carl Susnin                        7/15
11. Stephen Merritt/ Robyn Tesauro               7/15
12. TJ Manley/ Joe Barnett                             6:22/6

Puff Category
Team                                                              Time/Problems completed
1. Will McFarland/ Ardian Prishtna                2:46/ all
2. Nick Robinson/ Thomas Trawick              3:09/all
3. Andrew Hamiter/ Billy Brown                   3:31/ all
4. Scotty Feltman/ Will Hightower                 5:51/all
5. Alex Honkonen/ Andrew Taylor                6:45/all
6. Andre Gaitlin/ Kenny Xiques                     6:03/14

Tough Category   
Team                                                              Time/Problems completed
1. Mike Rosato/ Daniel Steele                        5:20/all
2. Ryan Copeland/ Jameson Blount               5:48/all
3. Colin Doherty/ Greg Wingate                    6:45/all
4. Patti Wohner/Mike Wohner                        7/19
5. Jill Sompel/ Josh Spegal                             7/16         

Don't forget pre-registration til 3.5 for a shirt.

Also camping is NOT INCLUDED at the event and music festival.  The park will ask for the camping fee upon your entrance (since the music will run til after dark) and will refund if you leave the park by 8PM.  Be sure to have cash to pay the camping fee, and know you will get it back if you leave early.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hospital waiver

If you are under 19 years of age competing in the Hospital stop of the Dual Duel competition make sure to print out, sign, and bring waiver.  Any participant under 19 years of age must have signed waiver in order to participate.

Click on link and be sure to fill out first page, and have parent complete page 2.

Weather is looking perfect so get psyched..

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pre-registration

Pre registration is still open for single comps at Hospital (does not include shirt), Horse Pens and series. Your preregistration will include shirt for HP and series through 3.5 so get to it.

adam h

Monday, January 13, 2014

It is on..


The number is Two.  

Two events where teams of two compete at the two best boulder fields in Alabama.  

The format will require teamwork and strategy to win. The well-planned circuit finished by noon won't be an option. The competitive pair with the strongest muscles, best skin, and biggest egos may have a slight advantage, but it will take more than the power of ONE to win.  

The events kick off on March 1st with the FIRST ever bouldering competition at Hospital Boulders, an area recently acquired by the Southeastern Climber's Coalition. This will be your chance to get a tour of the multitude of classic problems that dot the climber-owned tract of land. We will take a week to let the skin heal, and return on March 15th to Horse Pens 40 for the final round of the competition.  

The Horse Pens 40 venue will have the classic Sloperfest atmosphere with food vendors and live music from Bluegrass to Classic Rock throughout the day.


Comp 1
Where-Hospital Boulders
When-Saturday, March 1st
Registration- 8AM-9AM or preregister at bottom of page.
Competition- 9AM-4PM
Amenities- No camping at Hospital Boulders. There are several hotels in the Atalla/Gadsden area as well as camping at Horse Pens 40 minutes from the boulderfield.
Logistics- details here


Comp 2
Where- Horse Pens 40
When- March 15
Registration- 8AM-9AM or preregister at bottom of page.
Competition- 9AM-4PM
Amenities-Camping available at Horse Pens 40 (not included in comp fee). details here in right side bar.
Logistics- details here

Format

2 person team.  That’s right two people compete together.  The individual format is out on this one.  You must have a partner to compete. Climbers will be faced with seeking out a set number of problems within each field for their category within the 7 hour time slot at each boulder field.  Each competition will have 30 problems prominently marked for each team category (see below) for identification, but guides/map will not be provided. It will be the job of the competitive teams to seek out problems within the labyrinths of stone.  Strategy is the name of the game here.

The team that finishes ALL problems in the quickest time wins.  If all problems are not completed the team with the most problems completed in the 7 hour time wins.  A winner will be determined for individual comps and cumulative time/problems completed at the two events will determine winners for series. You must climb with the same partner at both events in order to be considered for the series prizes. 

Determining categories:
Categories determined by the SUM OF YOUR TEAM'S HP40 bouldering level.  If you boulder V11 in the gym, and can barely muster the V3 squeeze at HP then the V3 level is what your ego must swallow for this event.   

Example--Let’s say you are a V9 crusher and your boyfriend sends V3.  In this case your combined V-grade for this comp would be V12 putting your team in the Puff category. Team makeup will not be biased by age or gender.  11 year old girls are climbing the hardest routes in the country, and old men blow off pseudo-crushers everyday so there will be no excuses...
The problems:
Fluff  (V0-V3)          Chuff  (V4-9)           Puff (V10-V15)         Tough (V16-V22)

-The Fluff circuit will consist of classics up to V2.
-The Chuff circuit will focus on the easier lines in the parks topping out at V4.
-The Puff circuit will hit from easier to moderate with the limit being V7.
-The Tough will hit mainly moderates, but will have enough difficulty to fill the air in your chest topping out with V10.

Credit for problems:
In order to receive credit for a problem only one member of the team has to complete it, BUT your partner must be spotting and present for the ascent. You are not allowed to split up and travel throughout the parks completing problems individually. Competitors climbing without team member will be disqualified.  
Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to third place in every category. Over all winners of both comps should expect a little something extra from one of our sponsors.

Are you up to the challenge?


Questions? Contact adamh@firstaverocks.com