Annual Rock Climbing Competition (ARCC)
April 5 CDT
Center for Human Performance
Outdoor Adventures is proud to host Angelo State University’s annual mixed rock climbing competition! Each Spring, the entire Climbing Gym is stripped of routes, washed, and set with completely fresh routes. The climbing competition offers the perfect opportunity for participants to measure their skill level, but in a friendly and exciting format. Whether you are a Chris Sharma (climbing rock star), or you have just been climbing once, the climbing competition is for you.
Be sure to take a look at last year’s results and photos to get you pumped up for the next competition. While you are checking out the sweet photos, like the UREC Facebook Page too. Remember, training for next year’s competition begins now.
- Registration/Check-In: 10:00am
- Welcome Speech: 10:45am
- Open Climb: 11:00am-4:00pm
- Finals: 5:00pm
- Awards/Door Prizes: 6:00pm
The competition is open to any college student taking a minimum of six credits. The format is a mixed format of bouldering problems and top rope routes. Each route/problem will have a point value labeled near the start. Competitors will receive points by “on sighting”, or climbing without falling. The harder the climb, the more points a competitor will receive.
Each competitor must turn in a score card with a minimum of five climbs. Two climbs must be top rope, two must be bouldering problems, and the last is the climber’s decision.
Climbing Gym Preparation Schedule
In preparation for the Climbing Competition, the Climbing Gym will begin to have limited availability Wednesday, March 26 through Saturday, April 55. Over the course of the week, the Outdoor Adventures team will be stripping the entire Climbing Gym and setting all new routes. Still training? No worries, OA has developed a highly systematic approach to minimizing the impact of our preparations.
Please see the table below for a complete breakdown.
CLIMBING GYM ACCESS DATE TOWER BOULDERING WALL March 26 to April 1, 2014 CLOSED OPEN April 2-4, 2014 CLOSED (Final preparations) April 5, 2014 OPEN to Competitors / Spectators April 6, 2014 RESUME Normal operating hours
2013 Competition Results
Check out the results from A.R.C.C. Congratulations to the following people, and to every competitor! Pictures from the competition can be found on the UREC Facebook page.
2012 COMPETITION RESULTS CATEGORY WOMEN’S MEN’S Recreational 1st Tanya Vera-Lopez Ian Early 2nd Keith Caster 3rd Joey Hancock Intermediate 1st Loy Haley Sam Arnholz 2nd Cassie Scantlin Aaron Buster 3rd Allison Krueger Stephen Swaringin Advanced 1st Ben Britton 2nd Ian Mayne 3rd Jason Slover
Upcoming OA Events
Thank you for your interest in registering for the annual Angelo Rock Climbing Competition.
You must be a current college student to register for the ARCC. Please, indicate which division you’d like to register for within the comments (i.e. Men’s or Women’s and Recreational, Intermediate, or Advanced).