Old School Rocks - Classic Boulder Cup Boulderhalle Burgoberbach

We are happy to present the our Old School Championship for the second time. 🙌

What’s new? – For this Fun Cup we only set really nice classic boulders for you! That means no New School boulders with big slopers and dynamic moves, but lots of crimps, finger holes and boulders that are a honor to the good old times. Some beautiful classic routes that will move you to tears – in keeping with the motto:

Crimps and tears 😅

This is waiting for you:

  • 20 old school boulder
  • Classic routes, classic techniques
  • One week to complete all routes
  • Ranking list with different rating categories
  • Beer specials throughout the weekend
  • „Old School Rock Party“ for the opening

To this cup special rules for bouldering apply.
Since contests in halls are based on trust, rules must be clearly defined in order to be fair for everyone. If you are not familiar with the applicable rules yet, you can read them here.

From the 03.03.24 you can enter your results in our online form

You will find the link later on here.

The Rulebook

In a cup, special rules apply to bouldering.
Since contests in halls are based on trust, rules must be clearly defined in order to be fair for everyone.

The Start

In the contest, each boulder has a clearly marked start. How this is defined varies depending on the cup. With our OLD SCHOOL ROCKS the start consists of starting holds which are marked as usual with start cards and starting steps which are marked with tape.

After leaving the ground, the competitors must take the marked starting position and keep it under control. (If the starting grips cannot be reached from the ground, it is allowed to start the boulder by jumping up to the starting holds. After that the feet must take the marked starting position.)

Except for the holds defined as start, no other holds or volumes (structures) may be touched with the hands to reach the starting position. However, the wall itself is allowed.


 

The start is rated as „incorrect“ if, for example:

You are unable to achieve a controlled position with both hands and both feet on the starting handles.
(The first attempt counts from the moment both feet leave the ground, regardless of whether another move was made.)

Before reaching the starting position, both hands and both feet touched or used handles or other structures not marked as starting holds.

Flash

A flash is achieved when the boulder is successfully climbed on the first attempt. The boulder may not be tested before!

Conditions:
✅ The start was performed correctly.
✅ The top hold is held in a controlled manner with both hands (3 sec.) or the boulder is exited correctly.

The Top

A top handle is marked by a top sign. The top must be held in a controlled manner with both hands for 3 seconds. Only then is a route successfully completed. The exit edge must not be touched at any point before controlling the top.

The Zone

In contests and championships it is common for each boulder to have a clearly defined zone. The position of the zone is determined by the route setter and is defined with an extra marking.

A zone is reached when the marked hold is held in a controlled manner with at least one hand.

The zone also gives points in the competition and can therefore influence the final placement.

We’re looking forward to our second

Old School Rocks - Classic Boulder Cup Boulderhalle BurgoberbachAnd don’t forget: On March 3rd, 2024, our OLD SCHOOL ROCK PARTY will also take place  🤘🍻