2007 Thrash & Dangle Fest
August 18, 2007
Presented by AZ Cliff Hanger and the Phoenix Rock Gym - PRG 15th anniversary
The comp was the opening of the PRG new upstairs bouldering area built by Chris Raypole
The comp was limited to the first 100 people, where we actually had 107 competitors total.
Also 63 Sponsors total.
$20.00 to enter
Thrashers: (Elite) cash prizes
Male and female, 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50
Danglers (Age) mfg prizes
Age breakdown: male and female, 0-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
3 hour competition: 6pm - 9pm Saturday
Award ceremony: 9pm - 10pm
Top 7 boulder problems for score
Competitors receive competitor packets filled with tons of coupons, stickers and mfg schwag when they first register for the comp on comp day.
T-Shirts were made but just for the comp staff.
- Blindfold ( Patrick Luther 9.9 seconds )
- One Arm Climbing ( Eric Ebele 11.03 seconds )
- Rope climb ( Joe Czerwinski 9.62 seconds )
- Slackline ( Greg Goumas 6.25 seconds )
- Spinner route ( Joe Czerwinski 21.35 seconds )
- Three Leg Route ( Joe Czerwinski / Patrick Luther 13.48 seconds )
All competitors gain raffle tickets for completing the side events. Fastest time for each side event received a prize and sometimes a trophy.
Side Event raffles only included the competitors that entered that individual side event.
Oldest - Golden Piton ( Tom Mallard - age 61 )
Youngest - ( Joshua Owens - age 8 )
Worst score - ( Joe Czerwinski )
Heaviest - ( Bob Haeberle )
Comp Director and Artwork - Marty Karabin
Sponsors - Marty Karabin
Master of Ceremonies - Robert Olson
Prize distribution - Justin Wagner
Music energy - Josh Whitliff
- Justin Wagner (lead course setter)
- Marty Karabin (side events)
- Greg Caruso
- Paul Phelps
- Will Haeberle
- Robert Olson
75 boulder problems set
Sponsor booths at the Fest:
- Red Bull
- Klime Clothing
Massage tables - Rainstar University
Catered food - Samurai Sams
T-Shirts and ribbons made by MK Productions
Media flyers made by MK Productions
Score card and graphs made by Justin Wagner
Metal plates as gifts to sponsors made by Paul Diefenderfer
Cash Pad Raffle - 1/2 monies and crash pad goes to the raffle ticket winner, 1/2 monies goes to the Access Fund. This raffle is allowed for everybody who attended the comp, not just the competitors.
$ ….. received total - divided by 2
Shout out for as many crash pads as we can get from people. Thanks Climbmax Gym for letting us borrow their crash pads.
Milk crates podium used for three step award ceremony.
Best overall score:
Male - Patrick Luther, age 19
Female - Sierra Blair Coyle, age 13
For the award ceremony tons of hats, chalk bags, stickers, shirts etc were thrown out to the competitors.
Huge thanks to the staff and volunteers that helped make this event totally awesome!!!
T&D 2007 COMP NOTES:
The 2007 T&D comp was totally awesome!!
The T&D competition was put together as a single competition, not knowing if more were to happen in the future. The comp went so well that over the years 10 T&D comps were created. This competition was scheduled for the PRG's 15th anniversary which was in August. It was a hot competition since AZ at that time was in its monsoon summer
months. The T&D competitions that followed were all held in April.
At this time Dief was experimenting with how to create pitted metal in his Blacksmithing world. So Dief created a few, I think it was six of them, metal plates with manufacturer sponsor logos on them. The plates were sent to the sponsors as a way of thanking the sponsors for sponsoring the T&D event. This plate shows the Prana logo which Prana was not a sponsor of the T&D 2007 comp, but was for the T&D 2008 comp. This is the only photo I have of the Sponsor metal plates.
Blacksmith method of using 12 volt electric current on the metal while soaking in water with washing soda. This gives the metal a pitted antique look. The flat unpitted areas were protected by a thick sticker while soaking. Desert Rat Forge.