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What is the "Burn Series"?

The Burn Bouldering Series is a long running competition series hosted across different PRG locations! The series consists of FOUR separate events, all with their own theme! During each event, competitors will have three hours to climb great boulders in an energetic environment.

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BOULDERING EVENT

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
PRG Oaks

It is said that one day every year all the ghouls, goblins and monsters come out to compete in a frighteningly fun climbing event!

CLIMB FOR POINTS

 

In each of the four events, climbers will receive points for the five highest point value climbs they finish. Every climb’s points depend on the difficulty of the climb. Harder climbs are worth more points! Scores will be compared to the other climbers in your category. Use them to see how you stack up, or use your score to keep track of your climbing throughout the season!

 

Novice category will start at VB, so everyone is encouraged to come enjoy the fun!

STAY FOR FINALS

 

We like to end each of our events with a great show! After each competition, there will be a finals round for the Open category. The top 16 competitors of the event will put on a show for spectators as they battle with our hardest boulders, gladiator style! The only thing that can make it better is beer, and we have that too!

STAY PYSCHED!

 

Our Burn Series has been blazing over 20 years for a reason! Each event is tailored to have fantastic boulder sets that are sure to keep you invested, engaged, and most importantly, psyched on bouldering. Our ranking system measures your progress, year over year, keeping you psyched to try hard and get better. Whether you are a newer climber, or experienced one, there is fun for everyone at these events!

Register for the Burn Series!

All Ages and Abilites welcome! Prizes, raffles & fun! Open cash purse.

BURN SERIES PASS
Automatically registered for all 4 events

$220 $174.95

Sat., October 29, 2022
PRG Oaks
$54.95 (Single Event)
WINTER BURN
Sat., December 10, 2022

PRG Malvern

HEART BURN
Sat., January 21, 2023

PRG East Falls

FINAL BURN
Sat. February 25, 2023

PRG Wyncote

Sat., October 29, 2022
PRG Oaks
$54.95 – Single Event
WINTER BURN
Sat., December 10, 2022

PRG Malvern

 

HEART BURN
Sat., January 21, 2023

PRG East Falls

FINAL BURN
Sat. February 25, 2023

PRG Wyncote

 

FAQ

Anyone! Both Kids and Adults–Open and Amateur.

You’re already signed up! Contact comps@philarockgym.com with any questions

If you are unsure of the status of your registration please email us at Comps@philarockgym.com.

Give us a call, or follow the links above to each Burn page to register online.

 

Registration for each Burn event opens the day of the event prior.

Yes! There are prizes for the top five competitors in each given category. The Open categories will receive a cash purse. You MUST be present during the award ceremony in order to receive your prize. If you are not present, you will not be able to collect your prize.

Refund Policy for Individual Event Purchases

If you purchased a registration for a single event (rather than a Series Pass), you may receive a Full Refund if you request it more than 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Requests must be made by email (listed below).

 

Canceling your registration less than 24 hours before the event starts will make you eligible for a credit (either on your account or as a PRG Gift Card) for any PRG Service in the future.

Exception: Canceling your registration prior to the start of an event for reasons related to Covid safety (e.g. you become ill, or suspect you may have had contact with someone who has Covid, or you have such concerns for someone in your household, etc.) will make you eligible for a Full Refund regardless of the 24 hour period described above.

 

Refund Policy for Series Passes

Series Passes are Fully Refundable up to 24 hours prior to the first Burn Series event you are registered to attend.

 

If you want to cancel a Series Pass less than 24 hours before the first event you are registered to attend, you will be eligible for a credit (either on your account or as a PRG Gift Card) for any PRG Service in the future.

 

Exceptions: Canceling your Series Pass prior to the start of the first event you are registered to attend for reasons related to Covid safety (e.g. you become ill, or suspect you may have had contact with someone who has Covid, or you have such concerns for someone in your household, etc.) will make you eligible for a Full Refund regardless of the 24 hour period described above. In addition, after you have attended one or more Burn events, should you wish to cancel your Series Pass for Covid-related reasons, you will be eligible for a pro-rated refund on the remainder of your pass (which will be equal to Full Series Pass Cost minus the standard cost ($54.95) of each event you actually attended.

 

Please note: If you cancel a Series Pass and decide you wish to attend a future 2020-21 Burn Series event anyway, you will be charged the non-discounted rate for any such event you register for. In other words, a Series Pass cannot be reactivated once canceled.

 

To request a refund, please email us at comps@philarockgym.com.

The Burn Bouldering Series consists of four events – the Midnight Burn, the Winter Burn, the Heart Burn, and the Final Burn. Each event will follow the same format as the Burn’s always have, and awards will be based for each event on performance in that event.

All four events are open events for all categories. Competitors in each event will not only vie to win each comp (and the awards that entails), but also to win the Overall Burn Series, which will be selected in each category based on each competitor’s combined performance throughout the entire series! For more details please read our Burn Series Rules & Guidelines.

To be eligible for an Overall Burn Series title and awards, a competitor must compete in the Final Burn and at least two other Burn Series events.

Climbers’ rank in prelims will be based on their top 5 problems. There is no limit on the number of tries. 

For Open Categories there will be a final round, for up to 8 competitors in both Male and Female categories. The format for Finals will be Modified (Highpoint) World Cup (sometimes called Onsight).  All competitors are expected to be familiar with these rules prior to attending the competition. For a more detailed description of formats and rules, please read our Burn Series Rules and Guidelines.

Please note: Formats are subject to change at any time, subject to the discretion of the PRG. Please call or check back for updated information.

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Registration for each event will close at 5PM EST the day before the event.

You are still able to participate, however you will not be allowed more time to get the full 3 hours to climb. All climbers will finish climbing at the same time.

TLDR-  Basically, the higher your points, the better your rank in the Burn Series.

 

When you look at the Series Rankings you’ll notice the right hand side for each category is a column labeled “Ranking”. This ranking system is a way for you to track your progress through each season. Each competitor will start the series with a point value for their ranking, based on either their performance from the previous season, or in the case of new entrants, an average point value. At the end of the first event, after all the scores are calculated, each competitor will have their Ranking Points adjusted to reflect their placement in the event. Competitors will carry their Ranking points from the previous event into the next. Ranking Points will be updated after each event based on the individual’s score/placement. And so on for further events.

 

The basic idea is as follows: At the end of a given comp, your Ranking points will be adjusted based on how many other competitors in your category placed above you or below you. For those you place higher than, your points will increase based on how their points compare to yours at the beginning of the event–you get a large bump for placing above someone who was ranked higher than you, less of one for placing above someone who was ranked at or below you. And, the converse is true for those that place above you–your points will decrease for each person placed above you, less for those who are already ranked higher than you, more for those ranked lower. In the end, the balance of these adjustments to your Ranking points will update your Ranking for each successive comp.