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The Front Climbing Club, The Outdoor Program at Weber State University, and GEAR:30 were proud to host the twelfth annual Ogden Climbing Festival (OCF12) on the weekend of April 12, 2019. The Ogden Climbing Festival is the premier climbing event in the region. The festival brings together climbers from all climbing disciplines to introduce them to best of Ogden, Utah.
The OCF Citizen's Bouldering Competition took place at The Front on April 12, 2019 and was our biggest and best yet OCF comp yet! Check out the video below to see the recap.
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”
Who can compete?
Anyone! Seriously, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or advanced climber. There are no judges watching you, everyone climbs at the same time, and you keep track of your own score! Plus, every competitor (no matter how you place in the comp) is entered into a raffle to win sweet gear from our sponsors.
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. Plus, if you register by April 6th, you’ll save $5 bucks!
You keep track of your own score card throughout the comp! Every problem will have a point value. A problem is finished after you complete the final move or touch the top out rail. The problem must be done in a controlled manner.
Your final score is the sum of your top five problem scores.
After completing your climbs, all scored are entered at the iPad station. Please make sure you complete this step!
Don’t fret—scoring will be explained in detail before the comp starts.