Competition Formats

Here are the planned formats for the 2021-2022 season. For full details on all formats, please refer to our rules.  

E/D/C Boulder Locals:

  • Format changed from previous seasons to better manage capacity during the pandemic
  • One day competition
  • Judged scramble comp
    • 25-40 problems (# to determined once registration closes based on # of registered athletes)
    • Max 8 attempts per problem 
    • Athlete’s total score will be calculated based on points from their top 5 problems 
      • Problems grouped into tiers of point values (e.g., 5 worth 100, 5 worth 200, etc)
      • Competitors scored based on tops and # of attempts (no zones)
      • Points assigned for a boulder will be reduced by # attempts, however a top on a problem will always be worth more points than the points for a problem in a lower tier
    • Competitor can divided into sessions based on # competitors, gym capacity
  • ISO finals for Competitive Youth C (same day)
    • Top 6-12 in each category to finals (# based on category size)
    • Final round for each category is 4 problems, 5 on / 5 off (IFSC semi-final format)
  • E results not posted

B/A/Jr Boulder Locals:

  • Format changed from previous seasons to better manage capacity during the pandemic
  • One and a half day competition
  • Qualifier round on Saturday 
    • Judged scramble comp
    • 25-40 problems (# to be determined once registration closes based on # of registered athletes)
    • Max 8 attempts per problem
    • Athlete’s total score will be calculated based on points from their top 5 problems 
      • Problems grouped into tiers of point values (e.g., 5 worth 100, 5 worth 200, etc)
      • Competitors scored based on tops and # of attempts (no zones)
      • Points assigned for a boulder will be reduced by # attempts, however a top on a problem will always be worth more points than the points for a problem in a lower tier 
    • Competitor divided into 2.5 hour sessions (up to 5 sessions)
  • Finals on Sunday for Competitive Youth athletes and Adults
    • Top 6-12 in each category to finals (# based on category size)
    • Final round for each category is 4 problems, 5 on / 5 off (IFSC semi-final format)

D/C/B/A/Jr Boulder Provincials:

  • Two day competition
  • Top 20 per category invited to Provincials
  • Qualifier round for each category is 5 problems, 5 on / 5 off 
  • No semi-finals round
  • Final round for each category is 4 problems, 5 on / 5 off (IFSC semi-final format)
  • Quota to finals is 6 

E/D/C Difficulty Locals:

  • One day competition
  • Only top rope
  • Youth E/D: 
    • 4 routes, 2 tries per route, random running order
    • First attempt worth more than second attempt
    • E results not posted
  • Youth C: 
    • Qualifier round: 2 routes per category, flash format (no ISO), video route preview, random running orders (staggered between the two routes)
    • Finals round on same day 
      • Quota to finals is 8
      • One route per category
      • On-sight (ISO) with preview
      • Running orders last to first

B/A/Jr/Adult Difficulty Locals & D/C/B/A/Jr/Adult Provincials:

  • Top rope for D&C (Provincials), Lead for B-Open
  • Qualifier round: 2 routes per category, flash format (no ISO), video route preview, random running orders (staggered between the two routes)
  • No semi-finals round (including at Provincials)
  • Finals round: quota to finals is 8, one route per category, on-sight (ISO) with preview, running orders last to first

When an isolation zone (ISO) is in effect:

  • After check in, competitors will enter an isolation area and will not be permitted to leave until the competition starts. Only competitors, approved OCF coaches and officials are allowed into ISO; parents are not permitted. Competitors and coaches are not allowed to communicate with anyone outside of ISO. Electronic communication devices (including Bluetooth devices) are not permitted in ISO.
  • Once in the competition area, competitors may not communicate with anyone other than officials until they are finished competing.
  • Coaches and parents MAY NOT engage with a climber while they are competing (including during rest periods between their attempts). Only competition officials may speak to climbers between the time they enter the isolation area and when their climbing round is complete.  
  • Parents, coaches and other supporters are encouraged to cheer for their climbers, but they may NOT call out information or advice (referred to as BETA) to attempt to help the climber. Examples of forbidden beta would include “Use the hold by your left foot,” “Breathe,” “Rest now,” or “Use the hold around the corner”.