King of the Mill returns this summer with a new twist. Gather 4-6 friends or strangers and brawl it out over 4 weeks for the most coveted prize in all of Rock Mill. Then, join us on August 8th for a final celebration at The Feast!

King of the Mill will use a handicap scoring system, which means you’ll earn points by pushing your own limits, not by climb difficulty. Teams can consist of all ability levels!

Details

King of the Mill registration is $25 per person and includes:

  • Competition entry (you still need a membership, punch pass, or day pass)
  • King of the Mill 2018 t-shirt
  • Free food and drink at The Feast

Don’t have a team and have a fairly flexible schedule? Leave the team name field blank and we’ll place you on a team.

Registration for King of the Mill will close on July 17th, the last day of week one competition. If you’d like to register, stop by the front desk to sign up and complete the week one climbs on your next visit to Rock Mill!


The T-shirt:
All participants get a King of the Mill t-shirt. Everyone is a winner!

  • Teams will consist of a minimum of 4 climbers and a maximum of 6.
  • Your team must have a minimum of 4 climbers present during your climb night each week.
  • You may register as an individual and we will place you on a team. It is the responsibility of the team to work out a day and time they can climb together each week.

Format

  • King of the Mill will run as a team-based, redpoint bouldering competition over 4 weeks.
  • New routes will go up Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Teams must climb that week’s routes on the same night. Your team will pick the day you climb, and this day can change throughout the league, but you must be together to get score cards. Check in at the front desk together on the night you’ve picked each week to pick up score cards. They are due by the end of that evening.
  • You may climb league routes before your team’s climb night, but do NOT mark a flash bonus on any routes you’ve climbed prior to your team night.

 

Teams

King of the Mill is a team-based league this time around. Climbers will earn points for their team based on a handicap system, meaning climbers of all ability levels can be on the same team.

  • Teams will consist of a minimum of 4 climbers and a maximum of 6.
  • Your team must have a minimum of 4 climbers present during your climb night each week.
  • You may register as an individual and we will place you on a team. It is the responsibility of the team to work out a day and time they can climb together each week.

 

Team Scoring

  • King of the Mill scoring will consist of both individual scores and team scores. Teams with higher scores will be awarded more points each week.  
  • A team’s weekly score is the sum total of the 4 highest scoring team members each week.
  • An individual’s weekly score is the sum total of the 3 highest scoring climbs they complete each week.
  • Teams will be awarded weekly points based on how they rank each week.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the league will be crowned the winner.

Team Points Awarded by Rank

 

Ties

  • Final league rank ties will be broken by weekly team scores.
  • Team score ties will be broken by TOTAL attempts for scored climbs.

Handicap System
King of the Mill individual scoring will be based on a handicap system that awards climbers based on their ability level. For example, a new climber flashing a yellow route will be awarded the same points as an expert climber flashing a grey route. You will set your own handicap level. Do not sandbag your handicap, we will adjust your handicap and you will be shamed.

Handicap Levels

Handicap Scoring

The base score for climbing a climb of your handicap level is 120 pts. For each step above your handicap, you’ll score an additional 20 pts. For each step below, you’ll take 20 pts. away from the base score. Flashing a climb earns an additional 15 pts.

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