Beat The Heat (BTH) 16
Sportrock's biggest single-day climbing competition & member appreciation event of the year is turning 16!
Saturday, August 13th, 2022 @12pm
Climbers of all levels are welcome!
All ages welcome. Bring the whole family!
Beat the Heat was created in 2005 as a member appreciation event. Lillian Chao-Quinlan had just taken over as president and her first request was to deepen the bonds of the Sportrock community.
17 years later, we are still celebrating this incredible community and the importance of staying connected despite everything we have all been through over the years. So grab your chalk bag, your shoes, and your friends because this Beat The Heat will be one for the books!
FREE Food And Drink
FREE Hard Cider at Finals!
*We have 250 free drinks. First come first serve!
August 13th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
200:pm - 6:00pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
3:00pm - 4:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Bouldering Finals @ SRPI
Bouldering Competition Info
Beat the Heat's main attraction is certainly the bouldering competition!
In the week leading up to BTH the SR routesetters will reset every boulder in the gym! They will give each boulder problem a point value. In the redpoint format qualifying round, climbers will have 4hrs to climb, marking their top 5 highest value climbs on their score card. The sum of a climbers 5 hardest climbs will be their final score.
Make sure to stick around for the Open Category finals held at the Sportrock Performance Insitute for free hard cider and the show of a lifetime!
Your category should be determined by your flash grade (the hardest grade that you can climb on your first try).
Beginner | Pink - White | V0-V2
Intermediate | Yellow | V3-V4
Advanced | Blue | V5-V6
Open | Green | V7+
Masters | 40 + years old
Ropes Competition Info
Beat the Heat is a ropes comp too! While Beat the Heat has its roots as a bouldering competition we thought it would be silly not to take advantage of our beautiful 60ft tall rope climbing area!
Climbs in Bay 3 (the tall walls!) will be assigned point values. Climbers will select their top 5 highest value climbs and their combined value will be their score!
If you are psyched on ropes, make sure to bring your harness and your try hard!
Sign-up for the ropes comp will take place in person the day of the event!
Please only park in "Sportrock" designated parking spots in the Sportrock parking lot.
If the Sportrock parking lot fills please park in the "Victory Center Lot" located across Eisenhower Avenue.
Every year for Beat the Heat we come up with a unique design for a limited-run apparel line.
Since Beat the Heat is turning 16 this year, we thought it only fitting to have a Sweet Sixteen theme!
Men's & women's tank tops along with unisex t-shirts will only be sold the day of the event so make sure to come out and grab one!