We’re proud to officially announce The Tour: An Arch Open Competition! Without further ado, here are the details:
We’ll be setting and tagging 30 qualifier blocs (V2 -V9) in each Arch Climbing centre on June 24th. The tags will be up until July 22nd for a total of 4 weeks. Grab a scorecard from a member of our staff (rules can be found below) to keep track of your tops and zones. Hand it in before closing time on Monday July 22nd to be officially entered into the comp. We’ll post the results the following day.
The top 50 men and top 50 women in the qualifying round will move onto the Semi-Finals, and all climbers who qualify will receive an Arch T-shirt. Semis will be held on Saturday July 27th throughout the ENTIRE Acton centre. From there, the top 6 men and top 6 women will move onto the Finals, held the same day at Acton.
For the Finals, 6 separate blocs each will be set for men and women, with one unisex bloc for both groups.
Both 1st place finishers from the men and women’s groups will receive a prize of £250. 2nd place finishers will receive 3 months free climbing at The Arch. 3rd place finishers will receive 1 month of free climbing.
We’ll be releasing the finer details about the finals in the coming weeks so be sure to keep an eye on our social and website!
THE BASIC RULES:.
Start on holds marked by “THE TOUR” tags – there may be one or two start holds.
All wall features and volumes are allowed unless instructed otherwise.
Bolt holes are not a ‘feature’!
All problems finish by matching both hands on the last hold in a controlled manner.
‘ZONE’ holds are marked with a ‘ZONE” tag and must be held in a controlled manner.
‘ZONE’ holds only count if you do not complete the problem.
A ‘ZONE’ hold will be present on every climb and are used to tie-break in the event two climbers have the same number of ‘TOPS’. The ‘ZONE’ hold may be held by one hand or two and must aid your progression on the climb.
Write an ‘X’ in the ‘TOP’ box for successfully completing the bloc.
Write an ‘X’ in the ‘ZONE’ box if you are unsuccessful on the bloc but reach the ‘ZONE’ hold.
If you do not send a bloc or reach the ‘ZONE’ hold, please leave both boxes blank for that particular bloc.
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