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Rock Climbing

Make The TeamMake The Team

Event: Rock Climbing
Place: Power UP, Tandang Sora
Date: March 19, 2005 belayers

None from our team (Team: 3 to 5) expected to be competing here. Three days prior, we didn't even know this event existed. However, by winning the Interclass Comp, Molly gave us eligibility to participate in this novice comp, sans registration fee - what a trooper! We were up against several teams from different gyms - Pearl Gym in Parañaque, Power UP Pasig, Power Up Alabang, etc. Everyone was wired and the day looked promising.

A Strategy Game
Unlike the previous format, this one required some strategizing. Instead of topping-out (reaching the top hold) to make a score, every hold on the wall corresponded to a score. The scores are then summed up and the team with the highest score wins. However, the more difficult routes generated a higher score. E.G., the blue route (5000 pts) was 2.5x higher than the yellow route (2000 pts). This means going more than half-way but failing on the blue generates a higher score than topping out a yellow. Given the format, most team thought it best to attempt the more difficult routes.

Spiderman Leap
One unique thing offered in this comp is how they planned some of the blue routes. From about 10ft from the ground, the route required taking a leap of faith and letting go of hands and feet to make a 4-ft jump to the next hold. Visually, specially to a novice (like us), it seems daunting. A lot of participants tried, but all failed (me included). However, when the comp was over, Beau and Jason advised me on how to make the jump - where the feet should be and where to face the body to max out the leveraqe. Excited, I gave it a try...built the momentum and jumped! I managed to latch on to the beam - whoa! I couldn't believe I actually did it. I haven't successfully done a green route (4000 pts) before, and here I was, nailing a blue. Well, that's the highlight of the comp for me...even if it didn't count towards our score. We finished 4th out of 5. No biggie. We all got what we came there for...FUN!

--- TheLoneRider

Mar 19, 2005

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Reader Comments:

(8 Apr 2005) your site is sooo cool! it's so varied!

(28 Mar 2005) I just visited your website now and found it really interesting :) What an exciting (jack of all trades) person you are :) Anyway, I hope you dont mind if I print out the 2 pages about Make the Team and post it on the board at TS. So even the guys who dont have access to your site can appreciate it also :) Thanks! Keep in touch...

Freya Pacis
(24 Mar 2005) nice site!!! the pix were great!!

(21 Mar 2005) maj here... i hope you still remembr me..nice pix.. and yeah nice site too! thnks for the pictures btw.. (-; kip on rockin'

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