Chattanooga Area 
Interscholastic Climbing League 
Interest and Coach’s 
Orientation Meeting 
August 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m....
League Purpose: 
To introduce high school aged students 
to a challenging sport and lifelong activity 
in an environment t...
Chattanooga Area 
Interscholastic Climbing League (CAICL) 
•Competitive climbing series for high school students 
• Grades...
Forming a High School Team 
1. Obtain administration permission from your school. 
2. Identify a team mentor, sponsor or t...
Schedule of Climbing League Meets 2014-2015 
6:30 p.m. 
Saturdays 
November 1 High Point Climbing and Fitness 
November 15...
Equipment Requirements = NONE 
Harness and shoe rental are provided at each meet. 
Harness and shoe rental is included in ...
Participation Fees 
$8 per climber per meet x 6 meets = $48 per 
climber/season 
Competitors do not have to be a gym membe...
Options - Team Practices 
NOTE: Climbing teams are not required to practice or belong to a gym; however, there are price b...
Climbing Meets/Comps 
Scoring 
Points are dictated by the difficulty rating of the 
route and awarded when completed in “r...
Climbing Meets/Comps 
Red Point is defined as: 
Starting on the prescribed start holds, climbing within bounds of the 
rou...
Climbing Meets/Comps 
Judging 
Climbers must have a minimum of 2 judges, 
at least one judge from another team, both 
to w...
Belaying and Spotting 
Climbers will need to belay and 
spot each other at the meets. 
Belayers and spotters must be quali...
Financial assistance is available
WEB HOME : 
OutdoorChattanooga.com
Coach’s Corner Links 
Parent Information Scores 
Climber Information 
GYM WAIVER FORMS
Interested SCHOOLS 2014-2015 
Brainerd High School 
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) 
Chattanooga School for Ar...
• Point System for Routes 
5.5 = 1 pts 
5.6 = 2 pts 
5.7= 3 pts 
5.8 = 4 pts 
5.8+= 5pts 
5.9= 6 pts 
5.9 += 7 pts 
5.10 a...
Register your school team 
by 
October 1, 2014 
With School Name 
Team Name and Team Roster(s) 
Coach’s Contact Informatio...
Chattanooga Interscholastic high school climbing league
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Chattanooga Interscholastic high school climbing league

  1. 1. Chattanooga Area Interscholastic Climbing League Interest and Coach’s Orientation Meeting August 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga
  2. 2. League Purpose: To introduce high school aged students to a challenging sport and lifelong activity in an environment that emphasizes communication, teamwork and helpful, social interaction without the competitive pressure often associated with traditional team sports.
  3. 3. Chattanooga Area Interscholastic Climbing League (CAICL) •Competitive climbing series for high school students • Grades 9-12 •Chattanooga and the surrounding area •Individuals or teams represent their public or private school, or home school. •No previous experience is necessary
  4. 4. Forming a High School Team 1. Obtain administration permission from your school. 2. Identify a team mentor, sponsor or teacher from the school to act as the coach and to ignite the interest and enthusiasm of the students. (a key to a sustainable team is to have this coach working at or frequently at the school with the students) 3. Identify a minimum of 5 student members to form a team. If less than 5, climbers may participate as individuals for the school. If more than 10, a second team may be formed. 4. Report confirmation of team numbers by October 1 to Outdoor Chattanooga. 5. Coach and team members set a practice schedule and goals, complete waiver forms, belay training, transportation logistics and climb on!
  5. 5. Schedule of Climbing League Meets 2014-2015 6:30 p.m. Saturdays November 1 High Point Climbing and Fitness November 15 Urban Rocks Gym December 6 TN Bouldering Authority January 10 High Point Climbing and Fitness January 24 Urban Rocks Gym February 7 TN Bouldering Authority
  6. 6. Equipment Requirements = NONE Harness and shoe rental are provided at each meet. Harness and shoe rental is included in the monthly team membership at the gym. Climbers are welcome and encouraged to use their own personal equipment at the gym with an inspection approval. Team T-Shirts Make for a fun addition but not required. Chalk Chalk is used to dry sweaty hands providing a better grip on climbing holds and gyms prefer climbers to use chalk responsibly.
  7. 7. Participation Fees $8 per climber per meet x 6 meets = $48 per climber/season Competitors do not have to be a gym member to compete in the league at the host gyms.
  8. 8. Options - Team Practices NOTE: Climbing teams are not required to practice or belong to a gym; however, there are price breaks available for teams in the league. Contact the gym with times and dates the team will use the gym prior to arrival. MONTH TO MONTH GYM MEMBERSHIPS -Monthly fee $35 per climber at Urban Rocks Gym for groups of 5 of more. Coach is free. -Monthly fee $35 per climber at Tennessee Bouldering Authority for groups of 5 of more. Coach is free. -Monthly fee $45 per climber at High Point Gym for groups of 5 of more. September through February only. The coach is free. - No FEE to use Outdoor Chattanooga indoor bouldering wall– reservation required Walnut Wall in Coolidge Park is available for belay training with staff instructors- No FEE reservation required Workout videos, yoga, core exercises, tree climbing and running can be very valuable and fun training options with no FEES ! Contact OC if you need ideas or advice. The climbing gyms also offer a variety of training and technique classes throughout the year for both coaches and climbers.
  9. 9. Climbing Meets/Comps Scoring Points are dictated by the difficulty rating of the route and awarded when completed in “red point” style. Climbers report their best 5 top rope routes or boulder problems each meet toward their score. Team scores are a total of top 5 climbers /meet. Individual scores are kept in Mens and Womens categories.
  10. 10. Climbing Meets/Comps Red Point is defined as: Starting on the prescribed start holds, climbing within bounds of the route, finishing “in control” (count of 3) on the final hold, never weighting the rope. Holding an extremely tight belay or falling is considered weighting the rope and is not valid, thus the climber must start over. If an “off route” hold is touched, but climber does not rest or gain progress, the climber may continue, otherwise it is a start over.
  11. 11. Climbing Meets/Comps Judging Climbers must have a minimum of 2 judges, at least one judge from another team, both to witness and sign for a climber to receive points and credit for a route. Coaches and gym staff may also witness and sign for any climber.
  12. 12. Belaying and Spotting Climbers will need to belay and spot each other at the meets. Belayers and spotters must be qualified by gym staff according to each gym’s policy and procedures before the first meet. Belay forms are required for each gym and kept on file for each climber in the league. Coaches can teach the components of belaying and then schedule a belay test with each gym prior to the meet season. Outdoor Chattanooga can provide free belay training upon request at the Walnut Wall.
  13. 13. Financial assistance is available
  14. 14. WEB HOME : OutdoorChattanooga.com
  15. 15. Coach’s Corner Links Parent Information Scores Climber Information GYM WAIVER FORMS
  16. 16. Interested SCHOOLS 2014-2015 Brainerd High School Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences (CSAS) Girls Preparatory School Hixson High School Howard High School Ivy Academy McCallie School Red Bank High School Ridgeland High School, GA St. Andrews/ Sewanne Signal Mountain High School Home School Group
  17. 17. • Point System for Routes 5.5 = 1 pts 5.6 = 2 pts 5.7= 3 pts 5.8 = 4 pts 5.8+= 5pts 5.9= 6 pts 5.9 += 7 pts 5.10 a, 5.10 - = 8pts 5.10 , 5.10 b = 9 pts 5. 10 c= 10 pts 5.10+, 5.10 d= 11 pts 5.11- , 5.11a = 12 pts 5.11, 5.11 b = 13 pts 5.11c = 14 pts 5.11+, 5.11d = 15pts 5.12-, 5.12a= 16pts 5.12, 5.12b = 17pts 5.12c = 18pts 5.12+, 5.12d = 19pts 5.13-, 5.13a= 20pts 5.13, 5.13b == 21pts SCORING BOULDER PROBLEMS The problems will be labeled with numbers 1 through 15, with problem #1 being the least challenging (thus, the least point-value: 1 point) and problem #15 being the most challenging. The "V-grade" will not be on this labeling, since indoor problems generally do not correspond well with the V-grade scale and can be considered subjective.
  18. 18. Register your school team by October 1, 2014 With School Name Team Name and Team Roster(s) Coach’s Contact Information: phone and email Contact: Outdoor Chattanooga Terri Chapin Programs Coordinator Outdoor Chattanooga 200 River Street Chattanooga, TN 37405 Office: (423)643-6882 or 6888 www.outdoorchattanooga.com

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