All tagged Bouldering Competitions
For girls, frustration over their changing bodies can lead to dropping out of sports permanently: The Women’s Sports Foundation (1) says they drop out at 2 – 3 times the rate of boys between 8th and 12th grade. So, how can you help your daughter stick with her sport through these changes?
FYA climber Ava asks: How do you qualify for the National Cup Series? You have to be 16 years old by December 31. And that’s it.
Most local youth bouldering competitions are in redpoint format, either classic or modified. Read on for a general overview and some basic tips for navigating classic redpoint competitions.
I hear this one a lot from both parents and youth athletes. “Don’t do too many attempts. You get penalized for each fall.” While it’s true that you get penalized for each fall, it’s actually better for you to try as many times as you can on each climb. Let me explain why.
During the USAC bouldering season, a typical redpoint local competition would have something like 40-60 bouldering problems and can be a chaotic free for all with long lines and an overwhelming amount of choice for the youth competitor. The modified redpoint format is a great alternative.
You made it through tryouts, and you were awarded a spot on the competitive youth climbing team! Congratulations! Now, how can you make the most of this competition season?
September marks the beginning of the USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Season. "What exactly is bouldering season?" This is a question we heard recently from a new parent. Here's the lowdown on what you need to know.
Climbing develops many character traits and skills that are useful for long-term success in life. Here are three.
Bottom line: The La Sportiva Skwama is a sensitive and aggressive shoe, fantastic for the intermediate to advanced youth competition climber looking to compete in a shoe that won't let them down.
Youth climbers can get a lot of benefit from watching IFSC's competitions. Especially youth competitors. Here are ten reasons to watch IFSC World Cup climbing.
Are you ready to try out for the competition team at your rock climbing gym? Here are four things to do before tryouts.
By earning a top ten placement at the Regional Championships, you have qualified for the Divisional Championships, a.k.a. "Divisionals". What do you need to know?
This post is from the parent-spectator side. Here are some tips we've learned while cheering on our climbers - with a little one in tow.
Let us be your guide on how to help your kid crusher survive Iso and be ready to climb even after several hours.
Bottom line: A more affordable high performance shoe for your junior high and older intermediate to advanced competition climber.
Bottom line: A great shoe for junior high and older intermediate to advanced youth competition climbers.
What is the difference between an onsight competition and redpoint competition?
There are three disciplines to competitive rock climbing in the US: bouldering, sport, and speed. All are done indoors at rock climbing gyms.
Rock climbing is no longer an activity just for dirtbags living in their vans.