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SCS Local Youth Comp April 18th 2015

Earth Treks Golden is excited to host an SCS Local Youth Competition on April 18, 2015. This sport climbing comp is open to both USAC and non-USAC members born in 1996 or later.

WHEN:  April 18, 2015

Check-In Opens: 8am
Competitor Meeting: 9:15am
Climbing: 9:30am-1:30pm


Earth Treks Golden

$45 (USAC Members)
$50 (Non-USAC Members)

Registration has been closed due to the cap of 150 climbers being reached. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any more competitors and the wait list is full. We are however still seeking volunteers.  Please see below.


All climbers must be born in 1996 or later.

Standard local red point format.

In addition to Earth Treks Golden’s parking lot, there is additional parking available on the street and next door at Panorama Orthopedics Center.

Wong Way Veg food truck will be available from 9am until the end of the comp (or when food runs out). Also, 5 Star Baking Co will have a table on site with gluten free baked goods for sale.

The following areas will be closed on Saturday April 18th for Climbers Competing in the SCS Comp:  **The South Facing Boulders will be available for Spectators.**

+ The Hatchet (outside half)
+ The Spire (facing instructional rooms
& facing party rooms)
+ The Arch (outside half)
+ The Nautilus/Hurricane Wall
(facing party room)
+ The Yin Yang Arete
+ The Speed Wall
Click HERE for photos of closed areas .

We will need volunteers for this comp. If you would like to help out with judging, check-in, score keeping, belaying, etc., please complete the form below. Please indicate your availability from 8:00am-1:30pm. Please indicate if you have completed your belay safety check at Earth Treks. All belay safety checks and waiver forms should be complete prior to April 18th. We will not be doing belay checks on the day of competition.

Volunteers will receive:

  • Voucher for 15% off an ET retail purchase.
  • 1 free guest pass for members and 1 free day pass for non-members to be added to accounts for future use. *Passes cannot be used on the day of competition.
  • Coffee, doughnuts and bagels in the morning, and pizza in the afternoon.
  • After the comp, stay and try out the new routes for free.

Volunteers Needed - Complete to Contact Volunteer Coordinator




Warriors Way with Arno Ilgner – February 25th

Earth Treks is thrilled to be hosting Arno Ilgner on February 25, 2015 for his popular Warrior’s Way Clinic.

  • Dates & Times:  February 25, 2015 5:30-10pm
  • Cost: $119 ($99 for Members)
  • Registration:  Register online via the calendar.

If you missed last years session this is your chance to take the clinic. Here are some comments from last years attendees!

“This was GREAT. It is refreshing to be around climbers who are safe and practice skills like falling, breathing, etc systematically. I really feel like this is the most practical way to improve a person’s climbing and I’m so excited to implement this in my climbing regimen. Thank you so much!!!” –Cristina (Earth Treks, Golden, CO)

“Focusing on breathing made an immediate improvement! I wish I had taken this years ago; it would have helped present bad habits.” –Michael (Earth Treks, Golden, CO)

Warriors Way - Arno Ilgner - February 2015 Colorado