The 19th of March sees the fourth annual IMC Champions Cup, kindly sponsored by Action Outdoors
Registration starts from 7pm.
Climbing between 7.30 and 9.30.
You can register after 7.30 so don’t worry if it’s a rush from work.
As we did last year the year the registration and scoring will be computerised, and if we’ve got the magic spreadsheet correct we will even have live scores.
There will be Three categories:
1. Beginner/getting back into it
2. Intermediate/OK, I know I’m not really a beginner anymore
3. Expert/veterans, I know I’m not going to win but I have been climbing a long time
As with previous years there will be a mix of routes from simple to fiendish; this year there will be four lines with a top rope, four that are lead only and making a new entrance is a line with Pink Pointing. You’ll need your own rope/quickdraws for the lead routes, and your own rope for the Pink Pointed routes, both of these are only open to those entering in the Intermediate or Expert categories.
It’s all for fun, a little cash raising for the club with the raffle & entrance fee, there will probably be a cake or two- that sort of thing, so please come along and join in even if you’re not really the competitive type.
This year to help the IMC ‘holds fund’ there will be a £2 entrance fee, and of course don’t forget you will need to pay £4.20 to Copleston in the usual way. If you’ve not been for a while then look out for the new purple and black holds purchased jointly between the club and the school.
The rules are as per previous years, you get points for any route you complete cleanly, if you weight the rope, fall or need a rest you can try the route again, but you must start from the ground again. But if you can’t do it no hogging the line to keep trying!
We will be adding the results and some photos onto the blog after the event.
And finally the bonus routes as promised:
- Line 5 (Competition Route 19) – Blue Hands / Minty Feet
- Line 9 (Competition Route 20) – Orange Hands / Features for Feet