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Bouldering Competition Formats

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Sean McColl examines the various bouldering competition formats and discusses how he prefers the zone format scoring system.

Another reason why I like the zone is because it rewards smarter climbers rathan than always the strongest. Iâ??ve seen very strong competitors make mistakes during qualifyers and semis and as a result, they did not make finals. To me, thats the life of a competition.

In my recent post about ABS Nationals, I discussed the zone scoring system and how I found it somewhat unusual especially on the problem I was judging. Sean’s post really goes into a lot of detail on the zone scoring system and it makes a little more sense to me now.

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