2018 Thrash & Dangle Fest
April 21, 2018
Presented by the Phoenix Rock Gym
The comp was limited to the first 80 people, where we actually had 78 competitors total.
Also 74 Sponsors total. WOW!!!
$70.00 to enter
Thrashers: (Elite) cash prizes, ribbons
Male and female, 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
Danglers: (Age) ribbons
Age breakdown: male and female, 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
3 hour competition: 4pm - 7pm Saturday
Award ceremony: 7pm - 8pm
Top 4 boulder problems and one top rope route 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.
Competitors chose the colors of t-shirt they ordered for free following the comp.
- Balance Beam ( Nicholas Oxentenko 8.15 seconds )
- Blindfold Route ( Jake Swanson 15.90 seconds )
- Blacksmith route (Clay Gordon 6.23 seconds )
- Lord Of The Rings (Nicholas Oxentenko 19.91 seconds )
- One Arm Climbing ( Joseph Whitehead 11.63 seconds )
- Rope Climb (Christian Nellis 9.26 seconds )
- Two Person Route (Keane Maraquin and Andrew Haight 34.0 seconds )
- Spinner Route ( Nicholas Oxentenko 32.0 seconds )
- Four Peaks Obstacle Course ( Clay Gordon 27.0 seconds )
All competitors gain raffle tickets for attempting side events. Fastest time for timed side events received a prize and sometimes a trophy.
Side Event raffles only included the competitors that entered that individual side event.
Last To Sign Up - ( Andrew Haight )
Youngest Male - ( Logan Zhang - age 7 )
Youngest Female - ( Ivy Barker - age 9 )
Oldest Male - (Jim Zahn - age 62 )
Oldest Female - (Megan Abshire - age 53 )
Lowest score - ( Jesse Novotney )
Karabin Climbing Museum items guess -
Actual 109 rock climbing nuts - ( Stephanie Seare guessed 105 items )
Comp Director - Marty Karabin
Comp Master of Ceremonies - Robert Olson
Comp Artwork - Stephanie Ruiz
Prizes - Marty Karabin
- Jeremy Cox
- Robert Olson
- Jonah Phung
- Erin Orwig
Music energy - Jeremy’s Facebook Shout Out Productions
- Jeremy Cox (Lead course setter)
- Marty Karabin (Side Events)
- Jim Waugh
- Katherine Martin
- Stephanie Ruiz
- Darby Moran
60 boulder problems set
10 unique roped routes set
Sponsor booths at the Fest:
- Crafted Foods
- Red Bull
- Trim Beardsley
- Zahn’s Photo Booth
- El Mar Diving Center
- Karabin Climbing Museum
Catered food - Hungry Howies Pizza
T-Shirts and Ribbons made by Stephanie Ruiz
Media flyers made by Stephanie Ruiz
Scorecard made by Jeremy Cox
Wood Awards made by Paul Diefenderfer given to every First Place winner.
Raffle boulder problem sponsors:
- Evolv Shoes
- Three Ball Climbing
- Focus Climbing Center
- Planetary Climbing
- Desert Rat Forge
- Red Bull
- Zen Lizard Systems
- Four Peaks Brewery
Only the climbers that complete the sponsored boulder problems get into that individual raffle.
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
New award podium used for three step award ceremony.
Best overall score:
Male - Clay Gordon
Female - Kelly Birch
For the award ceremony tons of hats, chalk bags, stickers, shirts etc were thrown out to the competitors.
Additional thanks to the staff and volunteers that helped make this T&D event totally awesome!!!
T&D 2018 COMP NOTES:
The 2018 T&D comp was totally awesome!
- This T&D was completely recreated for a greater climbing challenge, in with the traditional climbing fun of course! The recreation involved the scoring system to be in 100 point increments. So 60 problems adding up to the highest being 6000 points. But if the competitor fell on the first attempt of the boulder problem, then all attempts that follow are worth 50 points less for that particular problem. We kept the math simple. So for this competition the requirement for the bouldering scoring is only the points for the top 4 boulder problems climbed successfully will add for the competitors score. However for this competition we set 10 top rope routes where one top rope route was also a requirement for the scoring. Each top rope route was worth 200 points more than the previous. So 10 top rope routes were set where the highest point value was 2000 points. Whatever the hardest top rope route the competitor climbed, they would add the points it was worth to their overall score. But in addition to that top rope point value, every other top rope route the competitor climbed was worth an additional 100 points each. This tight scoring system made the strategy for the competition that much more of a open opportunity for a win since there were other ways to get additional points, other than just the hardest you can climb on the boulder problems.
- The comp entry price went up to $70.00 and the comp was limited to the first 80 competitors only. People were weary of the higher
T&D 2018 art for tshirt front and back designed by Stephie Ruiz. The t-shirts worn by the staff during the event were green. For this comp we let the competitors choose their own shirt color and ink color during the comp. The shirts were then screen printed and then given to the competitors a week following the event. T-shirts screen printed by Fierce Printing.
T&D 2018 prize divisions list. We needed enough prizes to fill each item that was to receive a prize, besides the 80 prizes set aside for just the competitors raffle.
A single entry raffle ticket was stapled to each competitor packet so we already knew what number was associated with what competitor. This made the competitors raffle move at a fast pace where when the raffle ticket number was called out, we didn't have to wait for everybody to constantly check for the numbers, we already knew who won the item. If the competitor was not present, they still won the chosen item of which the pulled raffle ticket became associated with.