We’re excited to host the Finale event of the 2012 Summer Sweat Fest bouldering series on Saturday September 15th. Details for competitors can be found here: http://truenorthclimbing.com/news/competitors-summer-sweat-fest-finale-is-coming-september-15th/
As we get ready for this event, here’s what regular customers need to know:
We Need Volunteers!
It takes a lot of people to run a competition like this, and we ask for some help. We need the following volunteers to make the event a success:
- Judges for Finals (5:30-8:30pm)
- Judges for Qualifying rounds (10am – 12:30 and 12:30 – 3:00pm)
- Isolation Monitors (4:00-8:30pm)
Judging experience is very helpful, but not required. On Friday night there will be a Judging Clinic to ensure that all judges know how to do their job. Those who have judged before are invited to refresh their skills. Dinner will be provided for those attending the judging clinic.
All volunteers will be fed (lunch and/or dinner depending on the hours), and will receive a voucher for a day pass at True North Climbing.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tell John Gross or Clint Searle if you are able to help us out!
Impact on the Gym
Events like this have an impact on the gym, so we want you to know what to expect. The main bouldering wall will be shut down for a few days leading up to the comp (starting Wednesday), and kept covered by tarps to keep our secrets under wraps! On Thursday belay bars 1-10 will be covered up, and on Friday the entire north half of the gym will be closed off as we put the finishing touches in place.
On the day of the comp, the entire north half of the gym will be dedicated to the competition all day. The south half will still be open for climbing, but the Lead Cave area (the south-east quarter of the gym) will be closed off at about 3:30 to form the Isolation Area for the Final round. There will be no group events booked all day, no scramble session, and no Introductory Lessons after 1pm.
To help restore the gym after the comp, we will bring in a crew of routesetters to work overnight after the competition, so that on Sunday morning things will be somewhat back together.