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FLOAT THE BOAT 2022

January 29

PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

After our amazing virtual comp in 2021 in partnership with the KAYA climbing app, we are making the 2022 events better than ever. 

This year the comps will include both a virtual 2 week challenge AND the traditional in-person competition.

The Boat Rock Bouldering Competition is one of the oldest climbing events in the United States. From its inception in the early 80’s with legends like Robyn Erbesfield and Ron Kauk, the granite grappling has morphed into Float The Boat. While the stoke for the stone hasn’t changed, the purpose of the event has evolved into a focus on fundraising to help protect this beloved climbing area for present and future generations.

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STEP 1 : FILL OUT YOUR WAIVER (REQUIRED) – You can’t compete unless you’ve filled out the waiver.

2022 SCC COMPETITION WAIVER
HOLD HARMLESS FOR PARTICIPANTS 

I assume all risk of personal injury, including death and damage to myself, and damage to my personal property sustained while at or participating in the “Float the Boat” & “The Sickness” 2021 Bouldering Competition and associated events (hereinafter referred to as the “Event”) or sustained on the Event grounds and property, and hereby waive, release, discharge, and hold harmless the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Inc., the Southeastern Climbers Coalition Land Trust, Inc., and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, members, sponsors, and promoters (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Releasees”), from any and all liability for any injury, death, or damages suffered to myself or my property while at the Event or on the Event grounds or property, regardless whether or not due to negligence of the Releasees. 

I acknowledge that by signing this document, I am agreeing to indemnify, not to sue and release from liability the Releasees, and that I am giving up substantial legal rights. This release is a contract with legal and binding consequences and it applies to all climbing, bouldering, spotting, hiking, scrambling, spectating or volunteering activities at this Event. I have read it carefully before signing, and I understand what it means and what I am agreeing to by signing. I acknowledge that climbing, bouldering, spotting are inherently dangerous activities and fully realize the dangers of participating in this Event and fully assume the risks associated with such participation. 

I accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment, any equipment provided for my use, and my conduct in connection with the Event. 

I agree to indemnify and hold the Releasees harmless from and against any and all actions, suits, claims, demands, causes of action, proceedings, losses, costs and expenses including and without limitation all attorney fees and disbursements, damages, liability and fines or penalties in any way arising out of, or relating to, or connected with directly or indirectly, regardless of whether there is active or passive negligence or fault on the part of the Releasees. 

I understand that I may be photographed or videoed and agree to allow my photo or video to be used for any purpose by the Releasees, without any requirement of compensation, as they see fit. 

Event Liability Waiver

This is required to participate in the 2021 SCC Float the Boat and The Sickness Competitions.
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  • This will be used to mail you a competition climber care package, including t-shirt and sponsor swag! Leave empty if you DO NOT want a care package!

STEP 2 : REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE (REQUIRED) – Choose to compete in both events or just one. Either way we are psyched to have you join us!

STEP 3 : DOWNLOAD THE KAYA APP (NOT REQUIRED)Registering for the event automatically comes with entry to the KAYA Crusher Challenge. All competitors can participate in both the two week KAYA Crusher Challenge AND the in-person event! If you’d like to win sweet prizes in the KAYA Crusher Challenge as well as the in-person event, you can totally go for it.

 STEP 4 : REGISTER FOR THE KAYA CHALLENGE (NOT REQUIRED) – If you choose to compete in the KAYA Crusher Challenge, registration for the challenge will open JANUARY 10th. sign up for the challenge and start crushing.

STEP 5. After locating the event in the KAYA app, finish registration by clicking JOIN CHALLENGE”

STEP 6. Review the COMP RULES listed at the bottom of this page

STEP 7. This goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway… GET STOKED

RULES

KAYA CHALLENGE RULES

  1. Videos must be uploaded to the KAYA app in order to confirm your send. We will have a panel of volunteers review all video uploads to verify the problem is completed as identified in the guidebook and marked on the label.
  2. All problems are marked on the rock with a label indicating the problem’s map location, name, description, and point value. They are also listed in the KAYA app.  If you notice a label is missing, please send us a message at INFO@SECLIMBERS.ORG
  3. All problems top out unless otherwise noted. 
  4. Some problems have boundaries – please be aware and do not cross!
  5. Be aware of specific instructions to start a problem – listed on the label or in the guidebook. 
  6. In case of a tie, we  will tally up your next two highest point problems and continue until we have a clear winner. If you have identical scorecards, we will revert back to the original point system for The Sickness to determine a winner.
  7. You must top out all problems. You can not do the crux more and jump off. Dab’s (touching a foot) and jump/run starts do not count unless the problem specifically calls for a jump start.
  8. DO NOT BOULDER WITHOUT A SPOTTER. If you do not have a spot pad or group, find one!
  9. FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES AT ALL TIMES. Maintain a safe distance from other climbers at all times – if someone is working a problem or boulder, find a different spot to climb until they are done. Wear a mask while spotting or in close proximity with others that do not live in your household.
  10. SANDBAGGING. If you climb more than two climbs above your category, you will be bumped to the next category up. If you do not complete climbs within your category, you will be bumped to the category below.

IN-PERSON EVENT RULES

    1. TWO (2) WITNESSES MUST SIGN OFF ON SCORECARD TO GET CREDIT.
    2. YOU MUST HAVE PROBLEM NUMBER AND SCORE WRITTEN IN THE APPROPRIATE BOX.
    3. ALL PROBLEMS ARE MARKED ON THE ROCK WITH A LABEL: MAP LOCATION, NAME, DESCRIPTION, AND POINTS.
    4. ALL PROBLEMS TOP OUT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. YOU CANNOT DO THE CRUX MOVE AND JUMP OFF.  DAB’S (TOUCHING A FOOT) AND JUMP/RUN STARTS DO NOT COUNT UNLESS PROBLEM CALLS FOR JUMP START.
    5. SOME PROBLEMS HAVE BOUNDARIES. PLEASE BE AWARE!DO NOT CROSS BOUNDARY – IF SO, IT DOES NOT COUNT.
    6. BE AWARE OF SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO START PROBLEM AS LISTED ON THE LABEL.
    7. IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT A PROBLEM WAS COMPLETED, YOU WILL DO THE PROBLEM AGAIN AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION IN FRONT OF EVERYONE.
    8. IN THE CASE OF A TIE, WE WILL TALLY UP YOUR NEXT 2 HIGHEST POINTED PROBLEMS.
    9. DO NOT BOULDER WITHOUT A SPOT FROM MULTIPLE PEOPLE.
    10. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SPOT PAD OR GROUP, FIND ONE!!!
    11. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED A SPOT, ASK A JUDGE OR VOLUNTEER
    12. BEFORE YOU TURN IN YOUR SCORECARD, CIRCLE YOUR TOP 10 PROBLEMS AND ADD UP YOUR TOTAL SCORE. 
    13. YOU WILL GET “BUMPED” INTO A HIGHER CATEGORY IF YOU COMPLETE 2+ PROBLEMS IN THE HIGHER GRADE.
    14. IRON MAN/MAIDEN (FULL MONTY): COMPLETE AS MANY PROBLEMS IN ALLOTTED TIME. HIGHEST POINTS WINS. 
    15. FAMILY: MUST BE FAMILY MEMBERS – AT LEAST ONE ADULT AND ONE YOUT.. SCORE AVERAGED BASED ON # OF TEAM MEMBERS. SCORE WEIGHTED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 10.  SAME RULES AS IRON MAN/MAIDEN.
    16. **CRACK CHALLENGE, ROWBOATS, AND TUGBOATS: COMPLETE ALL TWENTY (20) BOULDER PROBLEMS LISTED BELOW AS FAST AS YOU CAN. UPON COMPLETION, SUBMIT SCORECARD TO THE DIRTBAG CLIMBER’S TABLE.

 

CATEGORIES

You will choose a category upon registering for the competition and joining the challenge in the KAYA App. See grades below.

Categories for FLOAT THE BOAT:

YOUTH*: Ages 12 & under (all grades)

BEGINNER: V0-V2

INTERMEDIATE: V3-V5

ADVANCED: V6-V7

OPEN: V9+

IRON MAN/IRON MAIDEN: ALL GRADES

ROCK GODS: Ages 45 & Up (All grades)

Crack Challenge: First person to complete the 20 specified crack climbs wins.

Rowboat: First person to complete the 20 specified Boat Rock Classics between V0-V3 wins.

Tugboat: First person to complete the 20 specified Boat Rock Classics between V3-V6 wins.

*Youth register separately by selecting “The Sickness – Youth Competition”

Categories for The Sickness:

YOUTH*: Ages 12 & under (all grades)

BEGINNER: V0-V2

INTERMEDIATE: V3-V5

ADVANCED: V6-V7

OPEN: V9+

IRON MAN/IRON MAIDEN: ALL GRADES

ROCK GODS: Ages 45 & Up (All grades)

*Youth register separately by selecting “The Sickness – Youth Competition”