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Earth Treks Rockville to host the SCS Regional Championship on May 10th, 2014. Read more >

Earth Treks Rockville is excited to be hosting SCS Regional Championship on May 10th.

Sport Climbing Series Regional Championships

Location:
Earth Treks –Rockville MD.
Click here for directions 

Format:
Single round Onsite Sport competition having 3 climbs per age/gender category.
Single round Speed competition.

Registration:

Registration has closed, but come watch the climbers on May 10th!


Timeline
:
8:00am  Isolation Opens for ALL climbers
9:00am  Isolation Closes for ALL climbers
9:05am  Climber Rules Meeting, Judges Meeting
9:30am  Route Previews
10:00am  Climbing Begins
2:00pm  Sport Climbing Ends
3:00pm  Speed Climbing Ends
3:30pm  Awards

Speed for each category will begin 30 minutes following that category’s conclusion of their Sport climbing round.  Estimated Speed start times are below.  Final Speed start times will be posted prior to the event.

Estimated Speed start times:
11:45am – MD
12:00pm – FC
12:15pm – FJR, FB, MC
12:30pm – MA, MJR
12:45pm – MB, FD
1:15pm – FA

Running Order:
Running Order PDF Download

Volunteers:
We are still in need of volunteers.  If you would like to be a volunteer judge, belayer, isolation monitor, or scoring assistant; please contact Ex Pow-anpongkul at ex@earthtreksclimbing.com if you are able to help out.

Parking:
Parking in Rockville can be a bit tight.  But other local businesses have offered their lots for us.  The high school across the street should be available, as they are not hosting any activities that day.  The Sandy Spring Bank is available after 12pm. There is also street parking on Fleet St and Mt. Vernon St. (along the side of the car dealership).

See map for available parking areas on the day of the event 

SCS_Comp 2014 Parking_web large map

 Closures

Days Leading into the Comp closure schedule days:
ROPED CORRIDOR

Earth Treks Rockville Roped Corridor
-Monday, May 5th ALL DAY
-Tuesday, May 6th – Until 4pm
-Wednesday/Thursday/Friday – Limited climbing after 3pm

 

Day of Comp closures:
-Saturday, May 10th – Roped Corridor CLOSED all day.
-Old side BOULDERING and INSTRUCTIONAL ROOMS – CLOSED all day.

Instructional Roomold bouldering side rockville 1old bouldering side rockville 2

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

The Road Fitness Program is open for registration. Check out the video for a sneak peak of this Earth Treks Fitness Program! >

We have a new video giving a sneak peak into what goes into the Road, one of Earth Treks Fitness Programs.

The Road is meant to give participants a strong physical-training edge to their climbing. This is a no-joke course that will be physically demanding regardless of your level of fitness. It is intended to become a part of a climber’s regular routine of fitness training throughout the year.

Many routines will be body-weight routines. Other routines may employ “unconventional” methods of resistance outside the scope of what a “regular” gym can offer. As an example, during a session participants could be expected to do a set of chin-ups, swing a sledgehammer and then drag a 250lb tire.

All workouts will be geared towards helping participants realize climbing-specific physical goals. In addition to the workouts, participants will receive additional “homework” assignments and/or specific nutritional recommendations.

Pro Clinic Series (PCI) coming to Earth Treks Rockville and Timonium April 10-11th.

If you didn’t get a chance last year to attend the PCI clinics in Rockville this is your chance! Kevin Jorgeson will be running the PCI clinics this time around and we are excited to have him!  Clinics will take place at two Earth Treks locations:

April 10th -Earth Treks Timonium
April 11th-Earth Treks Rockville
6:30pm and 8:00pm**
Clinic: TOP 3 MISTAKES CLIMBERS MAKE ON OVERHANGS – AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
The focus of this clinic is to help you dramatically improve your performance on overhanging terrain. While training will make you stronger, technique is the key to unlocking your intrinsic potential. Each session will be specifically focused to the ability range of the participants. Space is limited and will fill quickly!

**The 6:30pm Session is ideal for climbers in the range of v0 – v4
**The 8:00pm Session is ideal for climbers in the range of v5 and up.PCI-ETWebsite-HomepageImage

 

Wondering who Pro Climbers International is?
Pro Climbers International (PCI) is an association founded to create a better future for athletes through programs that develop and inspire the next generation of climbers.

To help develop the next generation, PCI began a community climbing initiative in Sonoma, CA in January 2010. In two years, over 2,500 square feet of climbing surface have been installed, over 750 kids have been exposed to the sport. Climbing is now the most popular sport at the elementary school. Climbing camp at the Boys and Girls Club is sold out every summer.

To help inspire the next generation, PCI produced a captivating professional bouldering competition in Boulder, Colorado in May 2010. In September 2011, PCI launched the Pro Clinic Series, a nationwide instructional tour featuring PCI athletes for a weekend of performance clinics, product demos, poster signings, and slideshows. PCI has delivered its members to meet the instructional and inspirational demand from corporations such as Google and luxury resorts such as the Viceroy Hotel Group.

This past weekend, Feb 26th-March 2nd Twelve Competitors from the Earth Treks Climbing Team went to Colorado Springs, CO for the ABS Youth Nationals…Check out who’s competing and some video footage from the boulder problems they trained on in preparation for this comp…>

This weekend the Earth Treks Climbing Team is headed to Colorado Springs, CO to attend the 2014 American Bouldering Series (ABS) Youth Nationals. The Youth Nationals will be happening from February 28th through March 2nd.

The qualifiers are this Friday. The Semi-Finals will be on Saturday and the Finals this Sunday.

In preparation for the ABS Youth Nationals the ET Climbing team was able to practice on some great boulder problems set by some of our Maryland setters: Ward, Ryan and Charlie. We have a strong team heading out to Colorado and we will be updating the website, twitter, Facebook and our Instagram pages with photos, videos and much much more.

Team Earth Treks is nationally ranked and currently the first place team in the Capitol Region. The team meets three times a week. Tryouts are held up to two times per year.  Once in August at the start of the new season, and once in the Spring space permitting.Team Earth Treks will focus on strength, flexibility, mental toughness, and strategy. We train hard during practice and come in on our own to continue training.

If you are attending the ABS Nationals as a spectator tag #EarthTreks in your pics  and Twitter @TeamEarthTreks to share how the team is doing.  You can also follow us on in our Team Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/earthtreksclimbingteams

Good luck to the 12 competitors representing Earth Treks and to the Coaches!

From Timonium – Bret Stokes (Coach)
Gabe M. MJR

From Columbia – Matt Jones (Coach)
Amelia C. FYD
Bryce D. MYB
Connor M. MJR
Evan S. MJR
Ben D. MJR

From Rockville – Taylor Reed (Coach)
Jilly V. FYD
Arabella J. FYC
Megan L. FYA
Claire B. FYA
Kayla L. FYA
Kerry S. FJR

 

Wondering what all those Kilimanjaro pics we’ve been sharing in our Facebook page were all about? Here’s an article by Marc Middleton about the recent Earth Treks Climbing Centers, Survivor Summit and Livestrong Kilimanjaro expedition…>

Wondering what all those Kilimanjaro pics we’ve been sharing in our page were all about? Here’s an article by Marc Middleton about the recent Earth Treks Climbing Centers, Survivor Summit and Livestrong Kilimanjaro expedition.

Click HERE or the image below to read the Huffington post article: “Conquering Kili with Love”by Marc Middleton

Earth Treks Kilimanjaro Expedition

image source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-middleton/conquering-kil-with-love_b_4848319.html