FAQ

Quick Start Videos

How to change the details of a climb once it has already been set

How to generate and print maps you can pin to a notice board

How to set a route using the APP and use Griptotags

How to set a place holder bouldering circuit (with multi coloured holds)

How to strip a circuit of all routes (ready for resetting)

How to strip a single route from within a bouldering circuit

Questions

A circuit is simply a “collection of boulder problems”.

You can organise a circuit to contain problems of all the same colour or grade. You can organise a circuit to contain problems in a particular area of a wall e.g top-out boulder. Or, you can organise a circuit to have problems of an event like a competition. It’s up to you.

A Line is a collection of quickdraws coming down the wall. Typically, multiple routes will be set on a single line. Usually the lines will not move very often and the number of quickdraws will stay the same.

After setting a route or a boulder problem, it is still possible to edit it afterwards. In editing you can change ANY property including the associated Gripto-Tag (if it got damaged or lost). 

To enter Edit mode, you must be an Admin or Staff account.

We designed a “Scoring System” to help compete against other climbers and yourself. The system is based on assigning each graded climb some points; your “Score” is the sum of these points. If you Flash the climb you get the full quantity, subsequent tries get a lower number.

Bouldering and Sport scores are kept separately.

Modifiers

For Flash you get bonus of +100 on top of the grade score

For each failed attempt you drop -10 from grade score

Top roping drops points by -50 from grade score

Leaderboards are a fun way to compare against other climbers in the gym. Your position is calculated based on contributing score during the Leaderboard Period (either 1 week or 1 month depending on the Gym).

During any one period, you can ONLY score points for each route ONCE. This means its important to give it your all and not just throw laps the same climb!

Each gym has its own Leaderboards (one for each Sport and Bouldering). This means you don’t need to worry about grading/setting differences between gyms. If one gym happens to be “mean” or “generous” in grading, it is the same for everyone!

Below is an example score card

Like any training, fingerboarding carries a risk of injury. These however can be minimised by understanding the risk and though safe practice. Below points should not be considered definitive but rather a starting point for self education:

  • Fingerboarding is generally considered a useful activity for those climbing above V3 (F6a/6a+). If you don’t know anything about grades, chances are it might not be for you.
  • Fingerboarding is tough on the particularly on the finger and elbow joints. It should be done in moderation and with complimentary exercises.
  • Do warm up before fingerboarding and don’t train while injured (or at least isolate the injured joints and muscles).
  • There are two ways to make fingerboarding more difficult; add weight or drop the hold size. Our recommendation is to drop the hold size as a first option. This is much more transferable into climbing. After that start isolating finger combinations (you may need to go back up a hold size for this).

For further reading we recommend visiting the beastmaker website