RED FOX KARELIAN ROCKS
1. Goals and objectives
1.1. Presentation of new rock district in one of the picturesque places in Karelia - North-West region of the Russian Federation;
1.2. Propaganda of healthy life-style;
1.3. Popularization of rock climbing as kind of sports and active leisure;
1.4. Increase of athlete’s sport skills;
1.5. Athlete 's training for including in the Russian National rock-climbing Team for participation in the world and European championships, different international sport competition.
2. Date and place
Festival’s terms: June 10 - 13, 2016.
Location: Karelia, Lahdenpohja, Sorola village, "Zmeinaya Gora" Rock Park
3. Organization committee
3.1. The main control of Festival's organization is realized by the Festival's Organization committee. The immediate guidance is entrusted to the Festival's Director.
3.2. Festival's Organization committee is formed by the Red Fox Company. On agreement the following persons enter in the Festival's Organization committee: authorized representatives of the Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation; Russian Climbing Federation; Festival's Director and other interested parties and organizations.
3.3. The immediate carrying out of the competitions is entrusted to the main panel of judges. The main panel of judges is headed by the chief judge of the Festival. He forms the main panel of judges by agreement with the Organization committee.
Chief judge – Yury Kostin
4. Participants and race rules
The competitions are carried out in following disciplines:
4.1.1. There will be about 50-60 routes of different difficulty grade for climbing with lead belay (5-8 difficulty grade).
4.1.2. Participants should provide their safety themselves (belay each other on the routes). It’s necessary to have sufficient skills of lower belay and their own climbing gear (climbing shoes, harness, carabiner with screw gate, belay device, dynamic rope of 50 m length) complied with UIAA standards.
4.1.3. You can start only after entry of judge of concrete climbing zone in the result card on a first-come. Quantity of attempts is not limited.
4.1.4. In case of a rope fall the attempt will not be scored. Next attempt is on a first-come. But participants with first attempt have a priority.
4.1.5. Only completely passed routes will be scored in offset. Mark about passed route is fixed by judge of climbing zone.
4.1.6. Judge has a right to check equipment of participant and belayer, correct and set down them in case of unsafe practices and disqualify for unsportsmanship behavior.
4.1.7. Participants are ranged on a sum of points gained for 5 best of the passable routes.
There are several types of speed competitions with higher judge’s belay: routes up to 25 m height and routes up to 50 m height.
4.2.1. Speed/ routes up to 25 m height
These competitions are held for kids (under 17 years old). There are allowed 3 attempts for each route during preliminary qualification. According to the results participants will be split into pairs. Then the runs are carried out by pairs on two parallel routes of approximately equal category (5 difficulty grade). There are 2 runs with change of routes for each pair. Time is calculated according to the sum of times of two routes.
4.2.2. Speed/ routes up to 50 m height These competitions are held for adults from 18 years old. There are allowed 3 attempts for each participant for testing of route. The best attempt will be scored in offset. Participants with 4 best results will compete among themselves in final. They will run reverse the order.
4.3.1. There will be 50 routes of different difficulty grade (4-8 difficulty grade).
4.3.2. It’s sufficient a spotter on easy routes with handy ground. But you should use a crash pad for high and overhanging routes or routes with rugged ground.
4.3.3. Random start on routes if there are not the start holds. Time for fixing a top - 2 seconds. Finish is scored if you climb completely on the top of route. Or sport finish with 2 seconds time for fixing a top. You should mark yourself in participant’s card on easy routes. On hard routes this mark will be made by judge.
4.3.4. Quantity of attempts is not limited.
4.3.5. Winner is determined by the greatest number of passed routes. In case of equal quantity of routes it will be scored total sum of attempts.
4.4. Multi-pitch climbing
4.4.1. It will be 5 routes of 5-6 difficulty grade and of 50 m total height. 4.4.2. These competitions are allowed for all participants of 18 years old and older irrespective of sex, age and skills who have obligatory preliminary qualification admission. 4.4.3. Teams of 2 persons (2 classes MM+MW and WW) can be formed by participants arbitrarily. 4.4.4. It’s necessary to have main climbing gear (climbing shoes, harness, carabiner with screw gate, belay device, dynamic rope of 50 m length) and mandatory equipment (helmet, 2 lanyards and quickdraws 10 pcs.). 4.4.5. Winner is determined by the greatest number of passed routes. In case of equal quantity of routes the winner will be determined according to time of passing. 4.5. “King and queen of the mountain” (overall ranking according to results in 2 disciplines).
4.5.1. Competitions are scored according to total sum of passed routes in 2 disciplines: lead + bouldering
4.5.2. In case of equal quantity of routes the winner will be determined by total sum of attempts.
5.1. Each participant has to be aware that the festival’s routes are potentially unsafe.
5.2. Racers should avoid situation at which the attention, coordination and reaction is broken.
5.3. Competitor has to refuse overcoming of the route if it exceeds the level of its physical or mental capacities.
5.4. There will be a doctor in the Festival’s center.
6. Participants and race rules
6.1. Each participant has to comply exactly all requirements and conditions of this Regulations.
6.2. Each participant has to execute accurately all instructions of judges and volunteers at the route.
6.3. Coming for start participant confirms that he completely agrees with all requirements stated in this Regulations.
6.4. Organizers don’t accept any financial, civil or criminal responsibility in case of physical injury, financial damage occurred during the Festival. Participants must have the medical accident insurance.
On-line registration will be available at website http://karelianrocks.redfox.ru/en/reg/.
The official registration will be opened from 1st April, 2016 up to 9th June, 2016.
Sample of application:
2) Year of birth
3) Country, city
4) Name of team/sport club:
5) Size of T-shirt (adult)
8. Payment of the entrance fee
All registered participants should pay an entrance fee for participation in the Festival.
8.1. Entrance fee for adults (from 18 years old) in case of application on web site up to 1st April is 900 roubles. Entrance fee in case of application on place of the Festival is 1500 rubles.
8.2. Entrance fee for kids (under 17 years old) in case of application on web site is 600 roubles. Entrance fee in case of application on place of the Festival is 900 rubles.
8.3. There is special 100 roubles discount for first 100 participants made an application on web site.
9. Registration process
9.1. Participant presents a medical insurance. It should be insurance for active sports.
9.3. Participant receives the following: competitor’s card, guidebook with routes, Red Fox T-shirts (adults) or bandana (kids). T-shirts and bandanas will be presented to participants registered up to 15th May. All participants will receive a wristband with Red Fox Karelian Rocks logo.
10. Environmental rules
Organizers reserve to themselves the right to disqualify the participants broken common environmental rules. During the Festival participants must bring all the trash to the waste-bins.
11. Sport ethics
Festival’s Rules required participants behave in a friendly and ethical manner to other teams. In case of difficult and critical situations, they have to help each other, irrespective of the results. Human mutual aid is appreciated higher than sport results.
The Festival’s rules allow only moral support of participants. Participant can be disqualified for the external assistance.
13.1. Lack of any of mandatory equipment.
13.2. Participant can be disqualified for the following:
- Any external physical assistance;
- Using of forbidden equipment;
- Breaking of the race or safety rules;
- Breaking of sport ethics;
- Breaking of environmental rules.