TdB FAQ

Pre-competition

Q: How to register/pay?

A: Go to the register page (http://www.tourdebloc.com/tdb/register/) . Login if you have a profile, or create a profile. Choose your category. Click the option to pay and follow the prompts.

*We encourage everyone to pay online as it speeds up the check in process the day of the comp. A $5 surcharge will be applied to anyone who pays or registers the day of the competition. Day of payments are normally CASH ONLY.

Q: What category should I register for?

A: Rec: suggested climbing grade V0-V2 (primarily for people new to the sport)
Experienced: suggested climbing grade V3-V5
Open: suggested climbing grade V5 and up
Youth: age based See categories here – http://www1.climbontario.ca/climbing-categories/

Q: Can I get a refund of I don’t compete?

A: No refunds are issued within a week before the competition. Cancelling prior to a week before means you can get a refund.

Q: Can I change my category once I’m registered?

A: Yes. Please send us an email to info@tourdebloc.com to request the change.

Q: Do I register as a team or as an individual?

A: Everyone enters as an individual only. However on competition day, many competitors arrive with a team they are a part of, and represent their team or gym with matching shirts.

Q: If I am not competing, can I volunteer to help? If so, who do I contact?

A: Yes, please contact the host gym directly. Volunteers are essential to the success of each event.

Q: How do I find the next competition in my area?

A: Click here:http://scoring.tourdebloc.com/schedule to see upcoming TdB competitions.

Day of Competition

Q: What should I bring?

A: Shoes, chalk and climbing clothes are paramount, of course. Additionally, it is very important to ensure your body has the fuel it needs to make it through the competition. A water bottle, a sports energy drink for before or after, and some snacks are suggested. Granola bars, fruit or energy gels are great.

Q: What time should I arrive?

A: We recommend arriving 1 hour before climbing is scheduled to start. Schedules at various gyms may vary, so click “here” (insert link to schedule page) to find the schedule for your local competition.

Q: Can spectators come and watch?

A: Yes. However sometimes there isn’t much extra space depending on the size of the venue so be aware that there may not be much room for spectators with all the competitors in the space. If you are unsure, contact the hosting gym and ask.

Q: Where do I find the schedule for competition day?

A: Upcoming Events page: http://www.tourdebloc.com/tdb/events/

Q: How long do we have to climb?

A: 3 hours. If climbing starts late for any reason, it is still 3 hours.

Scoring and Rules

Q: How does scoring work?

A: Each problem has 3 possible point values on your scorecard. If you top the problem on the first attempt, you get the highest possible point value for that problem. A second attempt top yields fewer points, and any top on the third or more attempt yields the fewest. A completed scorecard is your best six problems.

Q: Where/when are results posted?

A: Full results will usually be posted at the hosting gym within an hour of climbing completion. The finals line up will usually be posted on Facebook shortly after that.

Other:

Q:Where can I find out about ongoing news and events?

A: Website: www.tourdebloc.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tourdebloc

Instagram: tourdbloc

Twitter: @tourdbloc