OPEN CLIMB HOURS
Mon-Fri:  11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please note that bookings are available outside of Open Climb hours.
ADDRESS
Fredericton Bouldering Co-op
3-528 Smythe St
Fredericton, NB
E3B 3E6
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Competition FAQ

Pre-Competition

Q: How to register/pay?

A: Go to our website http://www.fbcwall.com/, select EVENTS, and choose the current competition. Login if you have a profile, or create a profile. Choose your category. Click the option to pay and follow the prompts. We encourage everyone to pay online if possible as it speeds up the check in process the day of the comp.

Q: What categories will be included in the competition?

A:

Youth (9-12)

Youth (13-17)

 

Open (18-39) Female Beginner

Open (18-39) Male Beginner

Open (18-39) Female Advanced

Open (18-39) Male Advanced

 

Masters (40+) Female

Masters (40+) Male

 

* This is for the current competition only, and is subject to change for future competitions.

Q: What category should I register for?

A: Beginner - suggested climbing grade V0-V3; Advanced - suggested climbing grade V4+.

Q: Can I get a refund of I don’t compete?

A: No refunds are issued within a week before the competition. Cancelling prior to a week before means you can get a refund.

Q: Can I change my category once I’m registered?

A: Yes. Please send us an email to fbcwall@gmail.com to request the change.

Q: Do I need to sign a waiver?

A: Yes. If you haven't been into our facility before, we require a liability waiver from you which you can complete online ahead of time here: (English) https://www.fbcwall.com/online-waiver; (Français) https://www.fbcwall.com/copy-of-online-digital-waiver. There are separate links for printable waivers available online as well.

Q: Do I register as a team or as an individual?

A: Everyone enters as an individual only. However on competition day, many competitors arrive with a team they are a part of, and represent their team or gym with matching shirts.

Q: I’m from out of town. Where can I stay?

A: The gym is quite central! The closest hotels downtown are The Delta, The Crowne Plaza (Beaverbrook), and the new Hilton; they're all within the lovely downtown area. There are also lots of options uptown (nothing is too far in Fredericton). Of course there are likely some great Inn and Airbnb options as well.

Q: If I am not competing, can I volunteer to help? If so, who do I contact?

A: Yes, please contact fbcwall@gmail.com. Volunteers are essential to the success of each event.

Q: How do I find out about the next competition?

A: Check out the event section of our Facebook page or check the bookings calendar on our website.

Day of Competition

Q: What should I bring?

A: Climbing shoes, chalk and comfortable clothes that give you full range of motion. Additionally, it is very important to ensure your body has the fuel it needs to make it through the competition. A water bottle, a sports energy drink for before or after, and some snacks are suggested. Granola bars, fruit or energy gels are great.

Q: What time should I arrive?

A: We recommend arriving 30-60 minutes before climbing is scheduled to start. This will give you lots of time to stow away your stuff, use the washroom, and warm up.

Q: Can spectators come and watch?

A: Yes. However sometimes there may not be much room for spectators on the main floor with all the competitors in the space, depending on the turnout. During most competitions, we will have our mezzanine open for spectators. 

Q: Where do I find the schedule for competition day?

A:

YOUTH CATEGORIES (age 9-17)

8 AM : Check-in for Youth

8:50 AM : Technical meeting

9 AM to 12 PM : Youth climbs

 

OPEN (age 18+) AND MASTERS (age 40+) CATEGORIES

11 AM : Check-in for Open and Masters

11:50 AM : Technical meeting

12 PM to 3 PM : Open and Masters climbs

This schedule is subject to change if necessary until the day before the competition. It is also posted on the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/435068337140715/.

Q: How long do we have to climb?

A: 3 hours. If climbing starts late for any reason, it is still 3 hours from when the climbing started.

 

Q: How does scoring work?

A: Each problem has 3 possible point values on your scorecard. If you top the problem on the first attempt, you get the highest possible point value for that problem. A second attempt top yields fewer points, and any top on the third or more attempt yields the fewest. A completed scorecard is your best six problems.

 

Q: Where/when are results posted?

A: Full results will usually be posted by the water fountain within an hour after the event. For comps with finals, the lineup will usually be posted on Facebook shortly after they’re posted on-site.

 

Other

 

Q: Where can I find out about ongoing news and events?

A: Website: www.fbcwall.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/frederictonboulderingcoop

Instagram: fbcwall