The Qualifying Round will now be held over the pool at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City on Wednesday, July 31st. Warmup will start at 4pm, with competition beginning at 6pm. All registrants for the Qualifying Round will now have a chance to climb on the Psicobloc wall!!!Click Here for Utah Olympic Park Venue Directions
The Qualifying Round will be divided into Male and Female categories, with a maximum of 25 competitors in each category. Competitors who register for the Qualifying Round and invited Semi-Final competitors will be combined into one field for Wednesday’s portion of the competition. The top 2 men and top 2 women from Wednesday’s combined quali/semi field will get to move on and climb on BOTH Thursday and Friday evenings. Thursday will essentially be a 2nd semi, which will not result in eliminations but only in selection of running order for Friday’s final. If you finish in the top 2 on Wednesday, you are guaranteed a spot Friday in the Finals!
Each competitor will compete on one route on Wednesday; one for men, one for women. Competitors will have access to the climbing wall, pool, and the competition routes before competition begins. Competitors will be able to take as many practice runs as time allows between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday. Please come prepared to share this time equally with others in your field.
Be advised…this is an advanced competition. Routes could range in difficulty from 5.12 to 5.13+.
Scoring for Wednesday’s event is pretty simple; each competitor will get one attempt to make a high point, with scoring based on highest hold controlled. Once climbing has begun, time will be kept on each route (men’s and women’s) by individual judges watch for that route. The clock will be running, so that once a competitor falls, the next competitor will immediately (within 2 minutes) get onto the wall and begin climbing. In the event of a tie to high point, fastest time to that high point wins the tie.
Questions about the Qualifying Competition? Please direct all inquiries to Rich Connors (Momentum Front Desk Manager) at Rich@MomentumClimbing.com