Di'namik Bouldering Championships
From the days of the Professional Climbers Association (PCA) to the UBS Pro Tour on top of the Shiloh Inn, The Front has worked to bring the best climbers and companies together to put on a great show. In 2013, Di’namik was born with the intent of bringing back the electrifying, gritty style of those historic competitions. Since then Di’namik has become one of the most well respected and intoxicating competitions in the nation.
The Front and Vertical Solutions partnered with Petzl America for Di’namik 2018, producing the most electrifying Di’namik competition yet. A $12,000 cash purse, $10,000 in raffle prizes, gigantic volumes, sweeping hardwood walls and three floors of viewing space—The Front once again pushed the envelope of what’s possible in climbing as a spectator sport.
June 15, 2018
Open (Pro) Category Qualifiers: 3pm – 6pm | Check-in: 2pm
After Party & Athlete Poster Signing: 6pm – 8pm
Open Competitors: $80 (+10 after June 1st)
Front Members get $5 off comp registration
Free Admission for Spectators
June 16, 2018
Citizens Comp Session 1: 10am – 1pm | Check-in: 9am
Citizens Comp Session 2: 2pm – 5pm | Check-in: 1pm
Citizens Awards & Raffle: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Open (Pro) Finals: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Citizens competitors: $40 (+$10 after June 1st)
Front Members get $5 off comp registration
Finals General Admission Spectator: $15
Finals VIP Spectator: $40 (includes free drinks, food, and premium viewing on the 2nd & 3rd floor)
During every competition, there are a few Redpoint sessions and one Finals. Both Citizens (V0 – V7) and Open (V8+) competitors participate in 1 Redpoint session. There are typically 2 or 3 Redpoint sessions to choose from, pick whatever works best for you. Then the top six female and top six male Open competitors will continue onto Finals where they compete to take home their share of the cash purse!
Registration & Divisions
Who can compete?
Anyone! Every competitor is entered into a raffle to win sweet gear from our sponsors. Competitors also receive a comp shirt and tickets to watch the pros compete in finals!
Can I still register the day of?
Yes, you can register right before competing. However, we encourage your to register online in advance to speed up check-in lines.
What categories can I enter in?
All 5 categories are shown below, each is split by men and women.
Beginner: V0 – V2 | Intermediate: V3 – V5 | Advanced: V5 – V7 | Masters: Any level for ages 35+ | Open: V8+ (competes for finals)
First and foremost, our comps are meant to be fun and to establish camaraderie within our community. These are a great way to meet and climb with those who share your love of the sport. We encourage you to be supportive of your fellow climber.
Some guidelines for how to act:
« Wait your turn and be courteous
« Stay off the pads if you’re not climbing
« Be safe – don’t walk, run, or climb under others
« Don’t get frustrated, stay positive and have fun!
« Be sure to watch others for beta
« Pace yourself – remember it’s a timed event, not a race
« Relax and rest
« Don’t take it too seriously! Don’t be intimidated by the term “competition”
Citizens Comp Scoring
You keep track of your own score card throughout the comp! Every problem has a point value. A problem is complete after you grab the top rail. The point value less any ‘fall value’ is your score for that problem.
Any time you fail attempting a problem, subtract the fall value from your final score for that problem if you end up completing it.
The event fall value is posted on your score card and may differ between each event. You can only score once for each problem.
Your final score is the sum of your top five problem scores.
Scoring example: 687 problem – 150 falls = 537 total.
Don’t fret—scoring will be explained in detail before every session.
The SWEET STUFF
All Di’namik competitors, regardless of where you place in your division, are likely to go home with some rad gear from our sponsors like Petzl, Black Diamond, Five Ten, Adidas, and Kailas! Prizes work like a raffle – upon check in, your name is entered into the raffle. Prizes typically include everything from crash pads, climbing shoes, ropes, day trip backpacks, gift certificates, and more!
The top three women and top three men from the Open category will go home with their share of the $12k cash purse!