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Big Rock – Summer Leading Series 2018 – Round 4
30th July 2018 - 29th August 2018
The Big Rock Summer Leading Series is back at Big Rock Hub for 2018 with Round 1 starting on Monday 7th May. Running throughout the summer months and open to all lead climbers, the Series includes 4 rounds of 25 routes each, culminating in a Series Final on Thursday 30th August. If routes are your thing… then this is the competition for you. And even if you claim to not be the competitive type, we guarantee that taking part will give your climbing a motivational boost!
|Round 1||7th May||Yann Genoux|
|Round 2||4th June||Haydn Jones|
|Round 3||2nd July||Matt VC|
|Round 4||30th July||Ben Norman|
|Series Final||30th August||Cailean Harker & Ben West|
Each of the 4 rounds will include 25 routes from F4a to F8a, with each route identified by a number displayed next to the starting holds. Participants will have until the end of each round to complete as many of the 25 routes as possible. You will be awarded 2 points for every route climbed, with an additional 1 point bonus for a first try ascent (onsight/flash), giving a maximum possible score of 75 points per round. The top 4 scoring male and top 4 scoring female entries after all 4 rounds will be invited to take part in the Series Grand Final on Thursday 30th August.
Each route can be attempted as many times as you like but must be climbed ‘clean’ (no resting or using aid) from the starting holds to successfully clipping the belay from the last hold (grabbing the top of the wall is ‘out’) to qualify as a successful ascent. If you successfully climb a route, add 2 points (multiple tries) or 3 points (first try ascent) on your score card next to the relevant route number, then go and try a harder route!
You can get started by purchasing a scorecard for the current Round from reception for £2.00 – all proceeds donated to charity. Scorecards must be placed in the scorecard holder by the entrance to the bouldering arena at the end of each round to get counted. Late scorecard submissions will not be counted and excuses such as “my dog ate my scorecard and I had to retrieve it from its stomach” will not be tolerated. Sorry.
|<13||Junior Boys||Junior Girls|
|14-18||Youth Boys||Youth Girls|
|19-44||Open Male||Open Female|
|45-59||Veteran Male||Veteran Female|
|60+||Super Vet Male||Super Vet Female|
Taking place on Thursday 30th August, the Series Final will see the top 4 scoring male and top 4 scoring female entries battle it out to decide the overall Series winners. The Series finalists will attempt two semi-final routes, with the top 2 male and top 2 female climbers then attempting a final climb.
It’s an evening for all Series competitors and regular climbers too. DJ Ben West will be setting the atmosphere with an epic selection of tunes and we’ll be running a mini bouldering comp before the Final starts, with raffle prizes to be awarded once the Final has finished.