With 40+ boulder problems ranging from V0 to V9, the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire bouldering competition will offer challenges to climbers of all skill levels. Come and compete in the Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS) in one of three categories: beginner, intermediate, or advanced in men’s and women’s divisions. Competitors will be placed blindly based on their total scores at the end of the day.
Registration: Sign Up: https://recservices.uwec.edu/
Format & Rules:
This is strictly a bouldering competition. Competitors climb at the same time and are allowed to observe other climbers prior to their attempts. Competitors may also discuss the problems amongst each other from the ground, however, no beta will be allowed for the climbers on the route. Competitors must start the problem from the intended start hold(s) and finish on marked area of wall or hold. When a climber completes a problem, they must have two witnesses initial their scorecard. The competitor's top four scores will count towards the participant's overall score. In the event of a tie, the fifth climb will be scored. (This will continue through the sixth, seventh, etc. climb until the tie is broken.)
1. Each person will be given a scorecard at check-in.
2. Identification cards will identify rating, problem name, setter's initials, tape color, and any requirements specific to the problem. (ex: Sit start, arete off, naturals off, etc.)
3. Starting and finish holds will be marked with a "V” made of tape. Once the climber's body has left the ground, they have started the problem. If their foot slips off at the start and they have weighted the holds, it will be considered an attempt.
4. Finish will be marked by a box. If anything obstructs the climber's progression through a problem they can call a technical and restart the problem. If they continue to climb and fall, it will be considered an attempt.
5. Points are earned based on the completion of a problem in one continuous go and the number of attempts needed to complete the problem.
6. The problem is completed once the final hold is weighted and controlled with both hands.
7. Two witness verifications are needed upon completion of the problem to earn the points. The witnesses will initial the appropriate section of the scorecard.
8. The top four problems will be scored.
9. Competitors may try the problem as many times as they wish. The climber loses a percentage of the problems total value within the first three attempts (1st Attempt = Full Points, 2nd Attempt = 90%, 3+ Attempts = 80%). The harder the problem, the higher the point value.
10. Awards are given to the top three male and female competitors in each division.
Prizes will be awarded after the competition. Winners of each category and division will be placed into a drawing for the prize table. The remaining prizes will then be raffled offed.
Schedule: 9:00am: Registration/Check-In 9:30am – 10:15am: FREE Yoga Session 10:30am: Mandatory Rules Meeting 11:00am: Comp Starts 3:00pm: Comp Ends 4:00pm: Sponsor Presentations 4:30pm: Awards/Raffle
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be holding the Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS) Bouldering Competition at the UWEC Bouldering Wall located within the Hilltop Recreation Center