Full Gravity Day 2020 - Virtual Competition

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 06:00

Full Gravity Day is going virtual this year!  While we won’t have big crowds, finals and the usual shenanigans this year, you can still boulder your brains out and compete against the strongest climbers in the Southwest Montana for bragging rights.  This year, you’ll get two entire weeks to complete your 5 hardest ticks and monitor your fellow competitors live on the KAYA app.  Don’t let COVID dampen your competitive spirit, there is still plenty of fun to be had (all while keeping socially distant of course), and we’ll still have lots of great swag for category winners and to raffle away.

FGD Prize Raffle Times: Click Here!

Citizens Competition

Dates:  Nov 9th – 22nd

Registration:

  • Cost: FREE to members!!!  Non-Members - Free with purchase of day pass or punch card.  (Sorry, due to COVID, no adult beverages or t-shirts this year)
  • To register follow these steps:
    1. Download the KAYA app to a mobile device and create an account.
    2. Search for "Full Gravity Day Citizens' Comp - 2020"
    3. Join the challenge!

Format:  Virtual Redpoint  -  Sorry no finals this year :(

  • Competitors may only touch the starting hold(s) prior to an attempt.
  • All competitors will have 2 weeks to complete their 5 hardest sends.
  • Competition problems will be tagged with a "FGD Citizen" tag in the KAYA app.
  • Competitors must use the KAYA app to log their attempts and sends.  All attempts must be logged.  For completed problems, one scoring point will be deducted for every unsuccessful attempt.  The sum of their top 5 highest completed climbs will be their score for the competition.   
  • To receive a score, competitors must submit video verification within the KAYA app of their successfully completed climbs when logging their sends.  Results not entered into the KAYA app will not be accepted.
  • Competitors will be ranked per category and the results will be available on the KAYA app.

Rules:  

  • All starts must use specified starting hold(s) and must be controlled unless noted.  All finishes must match and control final hold(s).  All problems finish on the top edge of the climbing wall unless marked with a “Finish” tag.  NO TOPPING OUT ON BOULDERS!
  • Competitors can attempt any problem as many times as they want.  If a hold spins or breaks, step off immediately or the attempt will count (then please contact a staff member). If you use a hold or feature that is "off route", no points can be earned and the attempt will count.
  • Only designated holds and features are permitted for climbing each route. “Smearing” is allowed so long as a competitor does not utilize something off route such as another hold.  Volumes are considered part of the wall and can be used unless otherwise noted.
  • Bolt holes on the wall are not permitted to be used as hand holds at any time.  Bolt holes on holds can be used.

Prizes and Raffle:  Prizes galore will be the theme for this virtual comp with generous support from our title Sponsor Mystery Ranch!

Gym Reservations:  Competitors may climb anytime the gym is open within the competition dates but must check into the gym with a walk-in or booked reservation.  Citizen competitors are not required to make a reservation, but it is highly encouraged during weekday evenings as the gym is busier at these times and may hit COVID occupancy capacity.  All competitors will need a membership, day pass or punch card to use the facility.  Online reservations can be made here.

COVID Rules:  All competitors must follow Spire’s COVID safety policies here.

 

Youth Competition – USA Climbing Youth Regional Qualifier

Dates:  Nov 9th – 22nd

Registration: This event is a sanctioned USA Climbing Regional Qualifying event. Youth Competitors must be registered for this event and are required to have a current USAC membership.

Competitors must download the KAYA app and familiarize themselves with how it works prior to registering for the competition. Each competitor must have their own account within the KAYA app. Competitors with existing KAYA accounts do not need to download the app again or create another account

To register for a virtual redpoint competition, follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://kaya-app.kayaclimb.com/purchase/challenge/67
  2. Login using the same credentials associated with their KAYA app account.
  3. Search for "USAC Youth R22 Spire Climbing".
  4. Pay for the virtual redpoint competition and enter USA Climbing membership number.  The cost will be $31.20.
  5. Log back into the KAYA app and find the virtual redpoint competition attached to your KAYA account.

Further details on event registration and USA Memberships can be found at http://www.usaclimbing.org.

Format:  Virtual Redpoint

  • The event format is to be in compliance with the USA Climbing rulebook as modified by the virtual format addenda.
  • All competitors will have 2 weeks to complete their 5 hardest sends.
  • Competitors must use the KAYA app to log their sends.  The sum of their top 5 highest completed climbs will be their score for the competition.   Competitors unable to download the KAYA app due to lack of access to a capable device must contact USA Climbing prior to the competition for approval and further guidance.
  • Competitors experiencing technical difficulties with the KAYA app during the competition must contact KAYA via www.kayaclimb.com/support
  • To receive a score, competitors must submit video verification within the KAYA app of their successfully completed climbs.  Results not entered into the KAYA app will not be accepted.
  • Competitors will be ranked per category and the results will be available on the KAYA app.

Rules:  http://www.usaclimbing.org/Officials/Rulebook.htm

Gym Reservations:  Due to COVID-19 operating and gym capacity restrictions, all youth competitors will be required to make a reservation to participate in the Full Gravity Day 20 virtual event. There is no gym access fee for Spire members, coaches, or parents. Non-Spire members will need to purchase a $14 competitor day pass.  

  • All participants must limit facility use to their reservation times.
  • To minimize impact and reduce numbers in our facility we are limiting one parent in attendance per competitor. All parents and coaches are required to make a reservation.
  • If you do not find a date and time that works for you please contact Spire at info@spireclimbingcenter.com

Click here for Online Youth Competitor Gym Reservations

COVID Rules:  All competitors must follow Spire’s COVID safety policies here.