2015 La Sportiva Civic Game Bouldering Comp

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The 2015 Civic Game is here! By far the most interesting climbing comp in Taiwan, the Civic Games involve 2-person teams solving boulder problems together through teamwork.

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Whether it’s stepping on your partner’s shoulder, pulling their feet up for a heel hook-assist, or pseudo humping them up the wall, a variety of cooperative climbing techniques will be on display come Saturday March 28th.

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The climbing comp will be an all day affair from 8am to 6pm in the afternoon as various teams of same and mixed gender compete for prizes — we’re gonna go out on a limb and guess that La Sportiva is involved in this aspect.

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Registration is available at http://c.j91.me/event, and live streams of the event will be shown on the main event page at http://c.j91.me .

The registration fee is $450, but all male and mixed gender teams are already filled up, so only all-female teams can currently register. The registration form is all in Chinese, but if you need help, please contact us and we can try to assist.

Photos courtesy Civic BoulderGym

Lithuanian Male Model Wins Taiwan National Bouldering Comp

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photo – H&M

In an unexpected turn of events, Lithuanian male model Kipras Baltrunas has just won Taiwan’s 2014 National Bouldering championships. While a dark knight in Taiwan, Kipras actually comes with considerable competition experience, having represented his country in Bouldering at numerous IFSC World Cups. With all 3 medalists making 2 tops in the finals, the rankings boiled down to bonus and top attempts, with Kipras climbing smoother than the rest to take down the gold.

photo - Yu-Cheng Su

photo – Yu-Cheng Su

Held at Civic Bouldering Gym over the weekend, the National Championships are Taiwan’s premier boulding comp and also serves to select national team members. Foreigners such as Kipras, however are disqualified from this selection.

2nd and 3rd place in the competition were Taiwanese climbers, with young up-and-comer  Chin Tzu-Hsiang dethroning the reigning champ Chang Yeu-Shiang for the first time.

On the women’s side, National champion Hung Ying Lee soared ahead with 3 tops in 4 attempts.  Chia-Hui Hsieh from B-Plus placed a distant 2nd with 0 tops and 3 bonus holds in 3 attempts.  3rd place Mei-zi Lan followed close behind with 3 bonus holds in 5 attempts.
Source: Wanjung Chang – Facebook

3rd Xinyi Bouldering Competition Happening September 20th

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Finally! The 3rd Xinyi Bouldering Competition is coming up at Taipei’s Xinyi Bouldering Gym. This is great news because it also means the holds will be washed and there will be new routes to enjoy soon!

Fees are $700 per team and two participants in one team.

Details:

Date & Time: 8:20-20:00   8/20/2014 (Saturday)

Fee: $700 TWD per team (2 participants)

Registration: 1) At the door. 2) In person at Xinyi Bouldering Gym or Civic Bouldering Gym. 3) Online: http://s.j91.me/event

Registration Deadline: 9/15/2014

Location: Xinyi Bouldering Gym

Competition style: Team Competition

Preliminary Round: Team Isolation – Partners can discuss the routes and use laser pointer. Each team has eight minutes and attempt two routes.

Partners may climb simultaneously or separate but they can’t climb the same route. Climbers can’t aid each other by physical contact, if violate, the climb is over and the score will not be counted.

The first eight team with the highest combine score will move on to the next round.

Elimination Round: Knock out round – the opponent will be decided by drawing, teams will enter the room at the same time and climb different routes. Teams will switch routes after 5 minutes time. If a tie occurred, then both team will compete with a Super Final Route after the round is over.

Scoring:

OS – 3 PS    RP – 2 PS   Bonus Hold – 1 PS  Routes: Holds Archived/Total Holds (Excluding Starting Hold)

Female Participant Score Bonus  *1.1

Adolescence Participants Score Bonus  *1.2

EX: Male (6 PS) + Male (6 PS) = 12 PS

Male (6 PS) + Female (6 PS) = 6 + 6 *1.1 = 12.6

Female (6 PS) + Female (6 PS) = 6 *1.1 + 6 *1.1 = 13.2

 

Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams, and additional small prizes will be given out raffle style.

2014 The North Face National Sport Climbing Championships will be held Sept 27-28th

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The 2014 National Climbing Championships have been announced and will be held at Neihu Sports Center Climbing Wall on the weekend of Sept.27-28th.

Sponsored by The North Face and organized by the Chinese Taipei Alpine Association,  the National Championships are a 2 day event and the biggest climbing competition in Taiwan. They’re always quite well-organized and covered by the mainstream media.

Note: The official registration form is in Chinese. If you are a foreigner in Taiwan interested in competing and unable to fill the form, please Contact us and we will help you get registered.

Details below

Date: Sept.27-28th, 2014

Location: Neihu Sports Center Climbing Wall

Entry Qualifications: Climbers over the age of 16 who have the ability to lead climb safely.  Foreigners may participate but will not receive a final ranking or be chosen for the national team.

Divisions: 

Difficulty

  • Men’s Open, Amateur
  • Women’s Open, Amateur

Speed 

  • Men’s Open, Amateur
  • Women’s Open, Amateur
Individuals who have entered the Open Division in years 2010-2012, as well as Individuals who have won the Amateur Division in that period, may not enter in the Amateur Division.

22nd Birds Egg Comp Highlight Reel

STONE Bouldering Gym 鳥蛋盃22nd from Aaron Chen on Vimeo.