Junior Competition Climbing Association

Bouldering Redpoint

Bouldering Redpoint


Modified Redpoint

In a modified redpoint there will be six boulders for each category to climb. Climbers will be able to attempt their six boulders in any order they would like. Each climber is limited to 8 attempts to top per boulder. After they have used their 8 attempts on any given boulder, climbers will not be able to attempt that boulder any more and will be scored off the highest zone they reached in their 8 attempts. The scoring format for a modified redpoint will be zone scoring. All boulders will be worth 25 points with a possible total score of 150 points. Each boulder will have zones worth 5, 10, 15 and 25 points with the 25 point zone being the finishing hold. Zone tags notating the 5, 10 and 15 point range will be placed on individual holds on a given route. A climber must control a hold with the zone tag to receive the points associated with that zone. Every time the climber gets on a route it will be considered an attempt to top. Attempts will be used as a secondary sort in an event of a tie. The climber with the fewest amount of attempts will win in the event of a tie. In the event of a tie with both points and attempts, the climber with the most flashes will win.

Traditional Redpoint

During the redpoint competition there will be 25 boulder problems for competitors to attempt. The start and finish of each boulder will be marked with a JCCA tag. Each wall will have a JCCA judge to watch the climbers and sign the competitor's scorecard if they complete a boulder problem. To get in line for a boulder the climber will give their scorecard to the judge in charge of the wall the boulder is on. The difficulty of each boulder can be determined by the total points awarded for completing it. Starting at 100 points and ending with 2000 points with 2000 points being the most difficult. Competitors must reach the top of the route without falling to receive points for that route. 

Redpoint Rules: 

1. All competitors must be watched and scored by an official JCCA judge. 

2. To start a boulder the climber must establish control on the start hold or holds, if there are two, marked by the start tag or the start tag and a Second Hand tag on the second start hold. Control of the start hold(s) is defined by having both hands on the start of the route and having both feet off the ground. The climber is not permitted to jump off the ground in an attempt to start.

3. A handhold shall be considered “controlled’ when a competitor has made use of the handhold either while in, or to achieve, a stable or controlled position that in general will be evidenced by: a) Holding a handhold for two (2) seconds or more; or b) Controlling the momentum of a climbing movement

4. Climbers may only use holds that are apart of their boulder to help them progress towards the finish. All boulders will be monochromatic. Only holds of the same color as the start hold may be used.

5. In order to complete a boulder, the climber must show control of the finish hold with both hands. The finishing hold will be marked by a tag under the hold. 

6. Climbers have as many attempts as they want on each route and attempts do not count against the score received. Attempts are only used to break ties. 

7. While a climber is on the wall it is not permitted to yell out the beta. Beta is any information that will help a climber proceed further up the wall.