The Yank-N-Yard is not just a competition; it is an annual gathering of the Southwest’s climbing community. Each year we strive to grow and provide a spectacular event while strengthening our local and national communities.
OCTOBER 14TH & 15TH, 2016
The Yank-N-Yard is the first stop of the USAC National Cup Series
Stone Age Climbing Gym is proud to announce that the Yank-N-Yard has been selected to be the first stop of the inaugural season of the USA Climbing National Cup Series of professional bouldering competitions. The National Cup Series will include four competitions leading up to Bouldering Open National Championships in Salt Lake City, UT in February 2017.
Each event of the National Cup Series will have a cash purse of $10,000 and USA Climbing will be awarding another $10,000 at the conclusion of the series. “One of our desires here was for standardization in format and prize purse… to start something we can build upon in years to come,” Kynan Waggoner, USA Climbing’s CEO says. “Top 8 will go to Finals in each event and we will have a season ranking updated after each competition. After Bouldering Open National Championships in SLC, we’ll see where the rankings stand and award our $10,000 Cup Series purse.”
All Open competitors must have a current 2016/2017 USA Climbing Competitor Membership or purchase a USAC day fee and must register for the event directly with USA Climbing. The registration fee for the Open category is $75, the Youth and Citizens’ registration fee is $45 until midnight of October 13th and $55 at the door. Register by September 25th to be guaranteed your size and style of the custom event shirt.
Open Category Purse Payout for Male and Female Competitors
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place||6th Place||7th Place||8th Place|
We start the event on Friday evening with an Open Category redpoint qualifier round for a chance to compete in the finals for cash. While the Open category is obviously a serious competition, the Youth and Citizens’ rounds are more about gathering with friends and achieving your personal best. All Youth and Citizens’ competitors are entered into our prize raffle with an equal chance to win your share of over $5000 in prizes.
We kick off Saturday with a USA Climbing sanctioned local youth bouldering competition in the morning before the Citizens’ competition for adult recreational climbers in the afternoon. The dual rounds will help distribute the crowd and allow everyone to climb to their heart’s content or the capacity of their skin. In the evening, everyone joins the party and gathers around for the main event, the Open Finals!
Friday, Oct. 14th
|Rules Meeting||5:45PM – 6:00PM|
|Open Qualifiers (spectators welcome)||6:00PM – 9:00PM|
Saturday, Oct. 15th
YOUTH LOCAL, CITIZENS’, & OPEN FINALS
|On-Site Registration Opens||9:00AM|
|USAC Youth Bouldering Rules Meeting||9:45AM – 10:00AM|
|USAC Youth Bouldering Competition||10:00AM – 1:00PM|
|Citizens Check-In||1:00PM – 2:00PM|
|Citizens Rules Meeting||1:45PM – 2:00PM|
|Citizens Competition||2:00PM – 5:00PM|
|Finals Iso Check In||5:00PM – 5:45PM|
|Open Finals (spectators welcome)||6:00PM – TBD|
|Prize Raffle and Awards||after finals – til we’re done|