Indoor climbing can get a little busy at times — which is great for socializing and meeting new members of the climbing community. However, when the walls get crowded, it’s important to remember your basic climbing etiquette.
We’re hosting our first-ever climbing competition at Brooklyn Boulders this upcoming Saturday, October 25th! All levels, ages and climbers are invited to compete.
Never been in a climbing competition before? We give you the lowdown on the BROOKLYN BEATDOWN.
The Youth ABS (American Bouldering Series) is an official governing body of climbing competitions. To compete in this Youth ABS portion, kids up to age 18 must be registered with ABS ($5 fee payable upon registration, if not already). If they wish, they can also compete in the open climbing competition – but they’ll have to register for both competitions separately.
Brooklyn Beatdown will be a red point competition – which means that climbers can attempt problems as many times as they want. Each problem is valued at a certain number of points, though falls deduct points from the value of the climb. If a climber completes the climb on the first try, it’s called a “flash” and bonus points are received.
- Recreational (V0-V3)
- Intermediate (V4-6)
- Advanced (V7-V9)
- Open (V9+)
- Masters (All levels, Age 40+)
If you’re somewhere in between and not sure, just pick a category that’s closest to your climbing ability.
Yes! Some of Brooklyn’s best will be competing and the problems we’re setting will be hard. Come throw down.Will women & men be competing against each other?
No, our competition is separated by men and women. There will be Women’s and Men’s winners for each category.
What can I win?
For our Open Category – climbers competing in V9 levels and up – the first place winners for the men’s and women’s category will win $500 in cash each. For all other categories, first, second and third place winners will receive sweet prizes from our sponsors. All attendees are invited to participate in our raffle, where you can also win some swag.
What’s the after party all about?
It starts at 7pm at Three’s Brewing, at 333 Douglass St. They’ll be serving beers & spirits, and we’ll be celebrating our first climbing competition!