GROM CUP

BOULDERING SERIES FOR YOUTH ATHLETES

ABOUT THE GROM CUP

 

The Grom Cup is a youth bouldering competition series hosted two times per year: September-November and March-June. The series is comprised of a set number of qualifying rounds (depending on the season) and one final onsight round. Our goal is to provide youth athletes in Southern California and beyond the opportunity to climb and compete on championship level boulder problems in a fun, low-stakes environment. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting to compete, The Grom Cup aims to provide a fun and challenging experience to all participants. These competitions are great preparation for the USAC Bouldering Series!

All competitions will be held at The Mesa Rim Academy (10070 Mesa Rim Road).

Questions? Email alvaro@mesarim.com

 

THE CATEGORIES, FORMAT, AND SCORING

The first two qualifiers will function both as stand alone events with podiums rewarded following each session, as well as qualifying events for the onsight finals. Athletes may compete in a single qualifier, or all three events.

There are six categories for the first two qualifiers: 

Guppies: Male and Female D (Birth year 2009 or later)

Minnows: Male and Female C (Birth year 2007 or 2008)

Sharks: Male and Female B (Birth year 2005 or 2006)

The third qualifying event will feature a combined Jr and A category (birth year 2001-2004)  where the top 6 male and female athletes from qualifiers will advance to onsight finals.

Competitors will earn cumulative ranking points based on their rankings from each of the first two qualifiers. The top THREE ranked athletes in each category after the second qualifier will earn a spot in finals. Additionally, the top three competitors from the third qualifier (held on finals day) will secure a spot in finals, for a total of 6 finalists per category.**

** If a competitor from the first group of finalists places in the top three of the third qualifier, an invitation for finals will be extended to the next competitor.

 

Fall 2019 Series Dates

October 19: 10am-1pm

November 2: 10am-1pm

December 7: 9am-12pm

 

Finals begin at 2pm on December 7.

Check in for all competitions begins one hour before the starting time. The rules meeting will be held 15 minutes before the start time.

FALL 2019 SERIES REGISTRATION

  • Qualifiers: $50
  • Member Competition Package: $120
  • Non-Member Competition Package: $140

Purchase of a package will automatically enroll competitors in all three qualifiers, but competitors are not required to compete in all three.

REGISTRATION

Use the calendar drop-down to pick the date

Includes all three dates and a t-shirt