Rules

Bouldering: Scoring for the bouldering category has been derived from the consensus ratings from Mountain Project. In the case of a first ascent of a new route, the new named route must be entered onto Mountain Project to be considered. All bouldering problems must be sent cleanly (i.e., on-sight, flash, redpoint). Routes cannot be repeated and considered as part of your tally: you must climb 100 distinct routes to complete the Devil’s Lake Century Climbing Challenge.

Scoring System for Bouldering Category

Rating

Points

V0, V0-, V0+, Veasy

1

V0/1, V1, V1-, V1+

2

V1/2, V2, V2-, V2+

3

V2/3, V3, V3-, V3+

4

V3/4, V4, V4-, V4+

5

. . .

. . .

V9/10, V10, V10-, V10+

11

† Routes as defined on Mountain Project

Top-Roping: Scoring for the top-roping category is derived from the route ratings (YDS) as listed in Swartling & Mayer’s third edition of the Climbers Guide to Devil’s Lake. Any FA’s or routes otherwise not recorded in the 3rd edition of the Climber’s Guide to Devil’s Lake will receive the consensus rating on Mountain Project. All top-rope routes must be sent cleanly (i.e., on-sight, flash, redpoint). Routes that require “Hang-dogging” cannot count towards a climber’s list of 100 routes.

Lead Climbing: Scoring for the lead climbing category is derived from the route ratings (YDS) as listed in Swartling & Mayer’s third edition of the Climbers Guide to Devil’s Lake. Any FA’s or routes otherwise not recorded in the third edition of the Climber’s Guide to Devil’s Lake will receive the consensus rating on Mountain Project. All lead climb routes must be climbed as cleanly as possible. We realize that “air time” is an occasional and integral component of the lead climbing experience. However, please refrain from pulling on gear: aid climbing is not allowed in the competition.

A route may be repeated for both the top-rope and lead category. However, a route cannot be repeated for use in the same category: you must climb 100 distinct routes to complete the Devil’s Lake Century Climbing Challenge.

Scoring System for Lead and Top-Rope Categories

Rating

Points

5.0-5.1

1

5.2

2

5.3

3

. . .

. . .

5.9

9

5.10, 5.10a, 5.10b, 5.10-

10

5.10c, 5.10d, 5.10+

11

5.11, 5.11a, 5.11b, 5.11-

12

5.11c, 5.11d, 5.11+

13

† Routes as defined in Swartling’s third edition of the Climber’s Guide to Devil’s Lake

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