Race Options: Double-Elimination, Head-To-Head
Welcome to the first annual Sterling Rope Vertical Challenge, speed climbing competition!
Maine's own Sterling Rope, is hosting the first competition of its kind in Portland...a double-elimination outdoor speed climbing competition at Thompson's Point. Climbers will test their bouldering skills on a 28-foot vertical climbing wall provided courtesy of Evo Rock in Portland.
As competitors arrive, climbers will be entered in to a bracket-style draw in the order they register. Climbers will then be paired off according to the bracket and will commence in head-tohead climbing. In the ensuing head-to-head climb off, each climber will have 2 attempts to scale a route, before switching and attempting 2 climbs on their competitor's route. Scoring will work as follows:
*One point will be awarded for the first climber to the top of the wall. The climber with the most points after all 4 attempts will win and advance to the next round.
*In the case that a climber wins 3 straight, or has a larger point advantage than there are remaining climbs, climbing will be suspended and the winner will move on
*The loser will move on the losers bracket, or if they have already lost once, they will be eilminated
*In the case of a 2-point to 2-point tie, time will be used as the tie-breaker
*This process will continue until the a champion has been crowned
$20 ----- Solo entry
● Entry to Event
● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff
● Entry to the Life Happens Outside Festival (Saturday Only)
10:00am: Event registration opens
10:45am: Event registration closes
11:00am: Event Start
2:00pm: Finals (head-to-head