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WOAH! From trash-can dynos to spooky witches out-crimping Macho Man, on October 26 at The Front in Salt Lake City we saw it all!
Deadpoint 2019 presented by Petzl started with two packed citizens comps and groovy live music from the Will Baxter Band. All participants received a swag bag and rad comp-t-shirt! And everyone was kept well-hydrated all day thanks to fuel from Gnarly Nutrition.
Between seshes, Lucky Slice, Red Rock Brewing and Beehive Distilling kept the stoke alive and crowd psyched with mouth-watering pizza and refreshing boos!
Throughout the last comp, sooo much swag was given away! From Petzl GriGris and Black Diamond gear to Beal Ropes, Arc’teryx packs and more, almost everyone walked away with something new! A killer costume contest with a roaring reaction from the crowd led up to Palmer Larsen and Olivia Kosanovich taking home the monster $3,000 cash prize for winning 2019’s Deadpoint!
Enjoy the event’s video recap while you wait to get spooky next year! Can’t wait to see you all there!
Check out the 2019 recap video
Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors
During every competition, there are a few Redpoint sessions and one Finals. Both Citizens (V0 – V7) and Open (V8+) competitors participate in a Redpoint session. There are typically 2 or 3 Redpoint sessions to choose from, pick whatever works best for you (if you're an Open competitor this year, you must sign up for Session 1. 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!
Who can compete?
Anyone! Every competitor is automatically entered into a raffle to win sweet gear from our sponsors. Competitors also receive a comp shirt and tickets to watch the Open finals.
Can I still register the day of?
Yes, you can register right before competing. However, we encourage you 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)
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.
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
« Don’t take it too seriously! Don’t be intimidated by the term “competition”