Round 2 of the 2018 Community Crank Competition was a HUGE success! The energy was incredible and really showed how amazing our Chiang Mai community is! We had 23 exciting routes, delicious food, craft beer, and amazing prizes that together made this event a great experience for everyone who came! Thanks to the 26 competitors and members of the community for coming and for being a part of our vibrant community!
The Kids Crank was first and had 3 strong up and comers! It was so fun and exciting to watch them climb and to see how the crowd cheered them on! This was one of those moments that we know exactly why we do what we do! Great job kids and congrats on pushing yourselves and inspiring the adults! Although there were only 3 kids I would still say that they stole the show!
Next up was the adults. There were 23 adult climbers and the way it worked was that we split them into to groups in no particular order. This means that advanced climbers climbed with beginners and beginners climbed with intermediates from all genders in this open “red point” format competition. Each group was able to push their limits and climb as many routes as possible in two 45 minute long heats. Each route is worth a certain amount of points depending on the difficulty and there was a 10 point bonus for climbing the route on the first attempt AKA “flashing” the route.
After each heat during the break we would raffle off some amazing prizes donated by our sponsors. Competitors and spectators were able to make donations to our crag development fund in exchange for raffle tickets. In total we raised 1,600 THB in donations. That is about half of one sport route and we have to say thank you for those who contributed!
At the end of the four heats the judges collected each competitors score card and disappeared to add up the scores and determine the winners. Winners were determined by their top 5 scores, and in the event of a tie, the top six and so on.
While the judges deliberated, the route setters quickly changed the wall to a dyno competition. A dyno is a dynamic climbing move that usually requires one to jump from hold low down on the wall up to a big jug way above. What a fun way to exhaust our energy while we wait for the results and of course some entertaining competition.
At last the judges appeared with envelope in hand. The winners were announced for each division and prizes were given. Round two was so much fun and we can’t wait for round 3 which is the series championship! We have been keeping track of the results form each round and sometime in the fall we will crown the Crank Champions!
A special shout out to those that made this event possible:
MC and Head Route setter: Kwang
Route Setters: Ooan, Bo, Gee, Tiffy, Nob, Run, Pong
Ops Team: Knot, Lookpud, Aey, EQ, M, Nan, Aommie, Becca, Zatarng, Zoom
All of our amazing sponsors!
– Klean Kanteen Thailand
– Mad Rock Thailand
– Black Diamond Thailand
– California Barber & Coffee Shop
– Rock Domain Climbing Gym
– Climb Central Bangkok
– Urban Playground Climbing
– Flight of the Gibbon
– Segway Gibbon
– No.9 Hostel & Café
– My BEER Friend
– dusitD2 chiang mai
– Akyra Manor Chiang Mai
– RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort, Chiang Mai
– Chiangmai Zoo Aquarium
– ราชพฤกษ์ (พืชสวนโลกเชียงใหม่)
– Rimping Supermarket Nawarat Chiangmai
– Jojo Healing Balm
– Horizon Village & Resort โรงแรม ฮอไรซัน วิลเลจ แอนด์ รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่
Here are the results from round 2:
Dont Forget its not over yet!!! Round 3, The 2018 Community Crank Championship will be held later this fall! Stay tuned for dates and registration! Here are the current series standings: