All tagged Youth Rock Climbing 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.
For onsight sport climbing competitions, USA Climbing (USAC) uses a ranking point system for scoring. This system effectively identifies the hardest climbs and weights the scores of those who do well on those routes.
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.
Ground falls should never happen when a climber is being belayed. Period. Yet, ground falls (i.e., "decking") have happened. You may be aware of the ground fall that occurred during the speed climbing event in a recent regional youth competition.
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.
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.