HCO 2019 Rules

Event rules / regulamentul evenimentului

Herculane Climbing Open este un eveniment de escalada la care poate participa orice persoana inscrisa intr-un club / asociatie sportiva sau independenta, care poseda cunostintele specifice escaladei, bun simt si echipamentul necesar.

Evenimentul se va desfasura in decursul a doua zile (19 – 22 septembrie 2019) cu o singura proba pentru fiecare categorie.

Indiferent de varsta participantilor, vor exista categorii diferite, pentru fete si baieti (Open sau Masters ).

Pentru categoria Open se vor aloca circa 30 trasee pentru a fi parcurse, cu inaltimi cuprinse intre 8 si 35 metri.

La categoria Masters se aloca intre 3 si 6 trasee (atat pentru fete cat si pentru baieti), de dificultate mare (>7b pt. fete si >7c+ pt. baieti), cu inaltimi cuprinse intre 10 si 35 metri. Numarul de trasee alocat fiecarei categorii depinde de numarul participantilor inscrisi. De asemenea, daca la categoria Masters (atat pentru fete cat si pentru baieti) se inscriu mai putin de 10 participanti, traseele destinate acestei categorii vor putea fi parcurse si de catre participantii de la categoria Open, prioritate avand participantii de la categoria Masters. Participantii inscrisi la Masters pot parcurge traseele incluse la categoria Open, doar cand acestea nu sunt ocupate de participantii de la Open.

Parcurgerea traseelor se realizeaza la lucru, adica traseele sunt încercate de catre participanti, pe parcursul celor doua zile de HCO ori de cate ori acestia doresc, daca traseul respectiv este liber.

La categoria Open nu va exista un clasament, se vor nota doar traseele reusite de fiecare participant. De asemenea, premierea va fi modicata, pentru cei ce au reusit cele mai multe trasee, impreuna cu alte categorii de concurenti, alese de organizatori. Premiile se vor acorda sub forma de tombola.

La categoria Masters se aloca, fiecarui traseu, o suma de bani, ce va fi impartita in mod egal celor care reusesc parcurgerea sa.

Un traseu se considera facut atunci când, a fost catarat de la baza pana in “top”, cap de coarda, fara odihna (în coarda sau in asigurari), in maniera „redpoint”. Pe parcursul escaladei participantul e obligat sa asigure toate buclele cu care e echipat respectivul traseu, in ordine ascensionala. Eventualele exceptii de la aceasta regula pot fi aprobate doar in avans (inainte de desfasurarea ascensiunii), la cererea expresa a participantului catre arbitrii principali.

Organizatorii pun la dispozitie traseele echipate si asigurarile din perete (buclele). Restul echipamentului (papuci de catarat, saculet de magneziu, ham, coarda, dispozitiv de filat) vor fi considerate echipamente necesare fiecarui participant. Organizatorii nu pun la dispozitie persoane pentru filat (asigurat). Ramane la latitudinea fiecaruia sa se inteleaga cu alt participant pentru aceasta activitate sau sa aduca pe oricine poseda cunostintele de a face acest lucru.

Organizatorii isi rezerva dreptul de a anula inscrierea, implicit participarea la eveniment a sportivilor care incalca regulamentul de fata si/sau normele de buna practica a escaladei, de siguranta, etice si/sau morale.

Organizatorii nu isi asuma raspunderea pentru accidentele datorate calitatii materialelor folosite de catre participanti, a folosirii deficitare a acestor materiale sau a accidentelor datorate filatorilor, respectiv pentru accidentele datorate unor cauze care nu sunt sub controlul organizatorilor. In acest sens se recomanda folosirea exclusiv a materialelor certificate UIAA si detinerea de asigurare medicala. Pentru parcurgerea traseelor este necesara o coarda de 60m (exceptie – cateva trasee care necesita o coarda de 70m). Capatul liber al corzii va trebui innodat obligatoriu. Casca de protectie este de asemenea recomandata !

Intervalele orare de desfasurare a evenimentului pe cele doua zile, cat si alte modificari sau aspecte organizationale vor fi comunicate înainte de startul evenimentului.

Descarcati declaratia de participare aici.

 

Herculane Climbing Open is a sport climbing competition open to anyone, a club or association member or independent climber and who has the minimum required knowledge, gear and a fair amount of common sense.

The competition extends over two days (19-22 September 2019) and has a single category for each category.

Regardless of the competitors age the categories will be girls and boys (Open and Masters).

Each climber within Open category will have to climb a number of approximatively 30 routes with heights between 8 and 35 meters.

Within the Masters category there will be 3 to 6 routes (for boys as well as for girls) with difficulties starting from 7b for girls and >7c+ for boys with heights between 10 and 35 meters.The number of routes for each gender will be determined according to the number of registered climbers in each category. If there are less than 10 climbers in any of the Masters category, than the routes for this category will be available also to the Open category, with competitors in the Masters category having priority. Participants registered for the Masters category can climb routes of the Open category only if they are free, without getting any points for them and not being allowed to work those routes.

he routes will be approached as “red-point” attempts, which is to say that each competitor can attempt any route during the two competition days as many times as they want, if the route is free and no other competitor is at that time climbing that route.

For the Open category there will be no ranking but all the routes climbed by each participant will be recorded. The award ceremony will consist in symbolic prizes, for the ones that climbed the most routes and other categories selected by the organisers. There will be a raffle in which all the participants will be included.

For the Masters category the routes will be money-awarding, each route will have an amount of money put out for sharing between the ones who manage to climb it.

A route is considered to be climbed when the competitor has lead-climbed the route from the bottom to the top, during any attempt, without resting on gear and without taking falls (red-point). During the climb it is mandatory to clip all quickdraws in an ascending order. Any exception to this rule must be requested by the competitor and approved by the main referees previous to the start of the climb.

The organizers offer the routes equipped with quickdraws. All other equipment (climbing shoes, chalkbag, harness, rope, belay device) is the responsibility of each competitor. The organizers do not offer belayers; it is the responsibility of each competitor to find someone to belay him/her among the competitors or among other persons who possess the skill and technique of belaying and to make sure that the belayer has the required skills and knowledge.

The organizers reserve the right to cancel the participation of any competitor who does not follow the competition rules and who does not show common sense and fair-play.

The organizers do not take responsibility for accidents that occur from using improper or faulty equipment by the competitors or from not knowing the right usage technique for certain devices, including any cause whatsoever that is not under the control of the organizers. Hence, the organizers recommend using UIAA certified devices and equipment while also possessing a medical insurance. For climbing most of the routes a 60m rope is mandatory and some require a 70m rope. Please tie a knot at the loose end of the rope. Using a helmet is also recommended but not mandatory!

The time periods in which the competition will take place, for the two competition days, as well as other changes in the present regulations will be brought to your attention before the beginning of the competition.

Download the attendance declaration here.