The Summit Challenge is a free 6 week event each summer during which climbers will have the opportunity to Top Rope or Lead Climb a set of routes to score points. Eight climbs will be set for each week of the challenge. Once the routes are completed, they will be opened for climbing, with all routes being completed by each Friday. Scoring will close on the next Friday following the completed set to provide at least a full week of projecting time.
The placards for each climb will be specially marked to indicate the week and number of points each climb is worth. Top roping a climb will get you the number of points on the placard, while lead climbing will give you an additional 10%. For example, top roping a 5.10 is worth 1000 points, while lead climbing a 5.10 is worth 1100 points.
Climbs must be completed “Clean,” that is, without falling, or the belayer holding the weight of the climber at any time. The end of each climb is both hands on the top of the wall. Climbers will keep track of the number of attempts each climb takes, which will be used to break ties. All attempts on a route, whether top rope or lead, count towards the final number of attempts. The belayer must sign off on the climber’s scorecard when the climber completes their climb.
Participants will record their top climb each week for the six sets, and their final score will be the total number of points for their top 5 weeks combined. (The lowest scoring week won’t be counted). Scorecards will be kept in a box at the front desk in alphabetical order. Staff will update a leaderboard weekly!
At the end of the six weeks, staff will tally all the scores, and participants will be split into Women’s and Men’s Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Categories. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category!
Registration is open until May 21st to ensure that all tank top orders are placed in time to receive at the end of the challenge. Register below by selecting the May 21st date! Open to members and non-members.
Tank Tops are available to all participants for $25, purchase one while registering below!
Questions? Reach out to Chandra@centralrockgym.com.
|Week 1||May 14th – May 21st|
|Week 2||May 21st – May 28th|
|Week 3||May 28th – June 4th|
|Week 4||June 4th – June 11th|
|Week 5||June 11th – June 18th|
|Week 6||June 18th – June 25th|
|Grade||Top Rope||Lead Climb|
|5.6||600 points||660 points|
|5.7||700 points||770 points|
|5.8||800 points||880 points|
|5.9||900 points||990 points|
|5.10||1000 points||1100 points|
|5.11||1100 points||1210 points|
|5.12||1200 points||1320 points|
|5.13||1300 points||1430 points|