CITIZEN COMPETITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

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

  • NEW COMP/POINT FORMAT: A boulder problems point value will no longer coincide the V-Grade (eg. 100 = V1, 550 = V5, etc). All climbs/point values will be shown in increasing difficulty, with 1 indicating the easiest climb in the comp and the highest value indicating the hardest climb (~75).

  • FALLS: A deduction of of .1 points shall be recorded for every fall.

  • VOLUMES: The use of volumes is permitted on all climbs unless specifically marked off.

  • PERMANENT BUMP: Competitors that are bumped out of a category will be asked to compete in the higher category at all future comps in the series.

sandbagging is not cool;
choose your division wisely.
 

PLEASE READ ON FOR FURTHER DETAILS:

MENS

WOMENS

NOVICE V0-V3

NOVICE V0-V3

INTERMEDIATE V3-V6

INTERMEDIATE V3-V5

ADVANCED V6-V8

ADVANCED V5-V7

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.


  • 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 minus a 0.1 point deduction for every fall.
    • All falls must be tracked.
    • 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. TOTAL POINTS
    2. LOWEST NUMBER OF FALLS OF HIGHEST POINT PROBLEM(S)
  • SERIES POINTS will be awarded to competitors based on category and ranking at each comp.
  • Competitors that are bumped out of their category will be asked to enter at the new category for all remaining comps in the series.
  • To qualify for the overall TRISTATE BOULDERING SERIES (TBS) CHAMPIONSHIP title, compete any comp in the series!
    • Results from each comp will be used to calculate a competitor's final cumulative SERIES SCORE. EVERY COMP COUNTS: THE SUM OF ALL YOUR COMP 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] will be decided based on their score [ie. competitors who are moved up a division based on performance during the comp].
  • All falls 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 volumes are permitted on all climbs, unless marked off.
  • 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 that 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.