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Event: Pole Climb

Core Singles Event Safety Code Green
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Pole Climb
SSFC Competition - November 3, 2012

Rules

Event: Pole Climb

Core Singles Event

Safety Code Green

Rules

Note: Competitors participating in the Axe Throw, Chain Saw, Single Buck, Super Swede or Water Boil are not eligible for this event.

  1. Corral must be a safe distance from spectators and only competing athletes, event judge and timer are permitted inside.
  2. A belay 12 mil. (.5in) professional climbing rope is mandatory and provided by the host school.
  3. The individual on the belay rope must be knowledgeable, consistent and unbiased throughout the event.
  4. Spurs must meet CSA or current industry safety standards. Buck straps are optional, but no spikes of any kind may be added. Toe spurs not permitted.
  5. Competitors must wear a certified safety belt.
  6. No part of the competitor’s equipment may touch the pole before the GO signal.
  7. The starting signal is: Timers ready, Competitors ready, 3-2-1-GO.
  8. Starting prior to GO will result in a ten (10) second penalty.
  9. The competitor climbs up a hydro pole to a height of 8.53 meters (28ft) where a bell will be attached. There is a five (5) minute time maximum.
  10. The bell must be rung by the competitor's hand at which the point time will stop.
  11. The bell should have a short tether to hinder unnecessary swinging during the climber’s ascent.
  12. Competitors must climb down the pole or they will be DISQUALIFIED. No freefalling or hot dogging it.
  13. The belayer is used to support a spur-out that could occur up and down the pole only.
  14. Climbers should not rely on the belay system to catch them if they choose to “Jump” for the bell. If a climber decides to jump up at the last second to reach the bell, and he/she is not in complete control and rely on the belay system, a DQ will results.