How it Works
Both HSBC 4FUN and HSBC PLUS will be run over 5 rounds. There will be 20 problems in total, 4FUN entrants will climb 1-15 and the PLUS will use 6-20. Competitors will accumulate scores over the 5 rounds to determine the Series winners.
|HSBC 4FUN||HSBC PLUS
|Junior||Age 7-11||Junior||Up to 15yrs|
|Junior||Age 12-15||Adult Male||16 or older|
|Adult Male||16 or older||Adult Female||16 or older|
|Adult Female||16 or older|
|Team||Must include at least one junior, female, or veteran, over 40 member|
|Team scores will not count towards the Series results to allow different members to compete at each round|
|All ages are as at 23 October 2011|
The organisers reserve the right to merge any categories that do not have a minimum number of entrants.
- Each competitor may attempt a problem as many times as they wish.
- Scores will be allocated on the following basis
1st attempt - 10 points
2nd attempt - 5 points
3rd attempt - 2 points
more than 4 attempts - 1 point
Please give way to climbers completing their first three attempts if you have already attempted a problem three times.
- Some problems may have a bonus hold marked. 1 point will be scored for reaching the bonus hold unless the problem is completed in which case ONLY the completed score will count.
- At the end of the competition scorecards will be totaled and the winner will be the climber with the highest total points.
- Problems may be completed in any sequence
- Holds may be inspected or cleaned. To do so you must not touch any marked hold or feature on the problem you are cleaning/inspecting or any adjacent problem.
- Only plastic brushes may be used to clean holds
- All starts will be marked. Unless otherwise indicated, all problems are sit starts. Both hands must be placed on the start holds. Once the second hand is placed on the start hold the attempt begins with the next movement. Feet and body must be clear of the ground before hands may be moved from the start holds. If you are too short to reach the start holds for a sit start then you must hang off straight arms
- To finish, hands must be on the marked finish holds and held in control for 3 seconds.
- Use only the marked holds and features and friction only smears. If you are not sure, ask BEFORE attempting the problem.
- Screw heads, bolts and T-nuts are not considered part of the problems so should not be used as holds.
- Flat palming and bridging is permitted unless otherwise directed on the Problem Card.
- Only chalk balls and liquid chalk may be used. No resin or loose chalk.
- You are free to clean holds before an attempt but you must use holds around the problem to gain access to any not reachable from floor level.
- If a hold spins during an attempt the attempt will be considered void and the competitor may re-take that attempt.
- If a hold breaks, officials will replace the hold with the closest available match. If it breaks during an attempt the attempt will be considered void and the competitor may re-take that attempt.
- All competitors must use an official scorecard. This must be marked at the end of each attempt and countersigned by one of the event scorers. In the event that a scorer is not available, please ask another competitor to observe your attempt and mark your scorecard.
- The competition is a timed event. Once the time has expired climbing must stop immediately. Any competitor that has started a problem may finish the attempt. Scorecards must be completed and handed in to the judges within 15 minutes of the competition end. Late scorecards will not be counted.
- Cheating will not be tolerated and has the potential to ruin the spirit of climbing competitions. DO NOT be tempted, it’s not worth it.
- The organisers reserve the right to merge categories if there are insufficient entrants in any category
- Any appeal must be made at the time of complaint to the nominated event judge.
- The decision of the event organisers, staff and event judges is final.
£10 per round
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