TCS2015 is a ten-month comp series that visits every Touchstone Climbing gym. Over 2,500 climbers from across the state have participated in the event, making it the largest climbing comp in the world!
Each comp has featured climbing for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers, along with all the beer, soda and pizza you can stand. We throw these comps, which are FREE to members and only $10 for guests, so that we can thank them for being a part of our community.
TCS 2015 Schedule
The Touchstone Climbing Series has been an institution for our members and guests for over ten years. What began as simple climbing competitions thrown at a few local gyms has grown into a ten-month comp series with two finals and over 2,000 individual competitors.
In 2015, we’re changing up the format to reflect both the USA climbing and the outdoor climbing season. The 2015 series will last ten months with five roped and five bouldering comps with finals for each discipline.
February 20th – MetalMark – Ropes
March 20th – Diablo Rock Gym- Ropes
April 17th – The Studio – Ropes
May 15th – GWPC – Ropes
June 27th – Mission Cliffs – Ropes (Finals)
July 17th- Berkeley Ironworks – Bouldering
August 21st – MetalMark – Bouldering
September 18th- LA Boulders- Bouldering
October 16th- Pipeworks – Bouldering
November 21st- Dogpatch Boulders – Bouldering (Finals)
To expedite your registration the day of the comp, please have your Competition Code and a paper waiver in hand when you arrive.
If you arrive with these two things, you’ll be greeted with the highest of fives!
- All climbers and belayers must have a valid belay card to participate in the rope climbing comps.
- Competitors may attempt any route.
- Competitors have a maximum of three attempts per route.
- When starting a route, your hands must remain in the start box until both feet leave the ground.
- Competitors may watch other climbers, but may not give advice while that climber is climbing.
- Points will be given when a competitor controls the boxed hold.
- Please have your belayer initial your score per attempt.
- You may not work a route. Once you have weighted the rope you must lower to the ground.
- Your final placing in the competition is determined by your three highest scores.
- It is the competitor’s responsibility to turn in their scorecard.
- Lead climbing is only permitted for advanced competitors. Any lead climbing will automatically bump you into the advanced category.
- Climb your hardest! If your final score puts you into the higher category, you may be bumped. Congrats!
- Only one score from each grade will count towards your final score. Example: You can climb every 5.11a in the gym, but you’ll only be able to count one. Why not go for that 5.11b?
At the end of the day of finals at Mission Cliffs and Dogpatch Boulders, we will take the top three advanced climbers of that day and the top three climbers of the series to compete in on-sight finals. The top three men and women from on-sight finals will receive a cash prize of $1,000, $600, and $350.