CITIZEN COMPETITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

THERE ARE FEW CHANGES AND UPDATES FROM LAST YEAR'S TRISTATE BOULDERING SERIES: 

  • All comps will be peer judged. Two (2) witnesses' initials are required for points on a climb to count towards your final score. 
  • For the 2017 TRISTATE BOULDERING SERIES, your BEST 3 OF 4 scores from the comps will count towards your final SERIES SCORE. Series points will be awarded based on ranking at each comp, with your series score used to rank each competitor amongst their peers and crown each categories SERIES CHAMPION. 

Simply put, the more comps you attend in the series, the greater your series score! Read on for more details:

MENS

WOMENS

NOVICE V0-V2

NOVICE V0-V2

INTERMEDIATE V3-V5

INTERMEDIATE V3-V4

ADVANCED V6-V8

ADVANCED V5-V6

MASTERS 40+

MASTERS 40+

CITIZEN competitors can compete at any individual comp or as a series! There is no additional fee to compete as a series; just register, pay, compete and we'll do the rest!

Your scores from each comp will count towards your finals cumulative SERIES SCORE, which will be used to rank each competitor amongst their peers and crown each categories SERIES CHAMPION.


  • Competitors must submit a scorecard to be considered for scoring and ranking. A competitor's final score will be a sum of their top five (5) highest point problems.
    • Points for any problem can only be used once towards a competitor's final score.
  • Organizers reserve the right to move competitors up to the next division based on competitor's performance.
  • Competitors will be ranked in each respective division in the following order:
    1. SCORE
    2. TOTAL ATTEMPTS OF FIVE (5) HIGHEST POINT PROBLEMS
    3. TOTAL ATTEMPTS OF HIGHEST POINT PROBLEM
  • SERIES POINTS will be awarded to competitors based on category and ranking at each comp. Results from each comp will convert into an overall point system based on ranking at each competition.
  • To qualify for the overall TRISTATE BOULDERING SERIES (TBS) CHAMPIONSHIP title, compete any comp in the series!
    • Results from each comp will be converted into an overall point system and used to calculate a competitor's final cumulative SERIES SCORE. BEST 3 OF 4 SERIES SCORES will count towards your final series score.
    • In the event of a tie, the overall series ranking will be determined by a competitors ranking at the GOTHAM CITIZEN/TBS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

  • Competitors must submit final scorecard at the end of the comp to be considered for scoring, ranking, and finals consideration.
  • Competitors should select a division prior to submitting their scorecard. A competitor's final division [NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, MASTERS, OPEN] will be decided based on their score [ie. competitors who are moved up a division based on performance during the comp].
  • All attempts must be recorded.
  • Two (2) witnesses must initial each problem for points to count towards competitors final scorecard. A problem and its respective points submitted without two (2) witnesses' initials will be invalidated.

  • The holds for a given problem will be clearly marked by distinguishable colored holds or colored tape.
    • Start holds will be clearly marked [by colored tapelines, brackets, or box].
    • Finishes will be clearly marked by tape at the top of a wall [by colored box, x, bracket, etc] or a designed taped finishing hold [with the exception of a topout].
  • The use of bolt-on features/volumes are permitted only when a route has holds bolted to it.
  • The use of any wall features is permitted unless specifically marked off.
  • An attempt shall begin when a competitor has established themselves on a problem's starting handhold(s) with feet off the ground [with the exception of a jump start].
    • In the case of a jump start, an attempt begins when a competitor approaches a problem and leaves the ground, with the intention of establishing themselves on the start hold(s).
  • An attempt is terminated if a competitor:
    • falls
    • makes use of any part of the wall, handholds, or features which have been demarcated against use for climbing that specific problem
    • returns to the ground with any part of the body after having started the attempt
    • a competitor makes contact with any individual on the ground
  • Competitor must establish control and match hands on the finishing handhold(s) to receive points for completion of that problem [with the exception of a topout]
    • In the case of a topout, competitor must achieve a standing position atop the boulder to receive points for completion of that problem
  • Competitors may attempt a problem as many times as they wish during the allotted time during the comp.
  • A competitor may have an attempt annulled for any technical incident that may occur
    • A technical incident refers to a hold which breaks and/or spins during an attempt. Any technical incident that occurs should be reported to judges, organizers, and/or routesetters.
      • If the immediate result of a technical incident is the competitor's attempt being terminated, that attempt will not count.
      • If a competitor remains on the wall after the incident and chooses to step off immediately for the incident to be repaired and/or fixed, that attempt will not count.
      • If a competitor remains on the wall, chooses to continue, and then falls, the attempt will count.