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  • El Cap. Challenge & Scarpa Shoe Demo

    July 5, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Member Meetup July

    Come out and climb as high as you can for our first endurance challenge in the Ham! We’ll have some real-world examples to match your score up to, FREE pizza after with a showing of Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright’s “Sufferfest” and goodies up for grabs!

    Make sure you get here early for our SCARPA shoe demo! 

    Schedule
    – Scarpa shoe demo: 6 – until 
    – Challenge rules: 7
    – Challenge climbing begins: 7:15
    – Challenge climbing ends: 8:15
    – Free pizza & showing of “Sufferfest”: 8:30
    – Awards: 9

    Challenge Categories
    – Beginner: 5.7-5.8
    – Intermediate: 5.9-5.10
    – Advanced: 5.11-5.12

    Challenge Rules
    – You can only climb within your category
    – Routes outside your category will not be counted
    – Unfinished routes will not be counted
    – Completed routes will only be counted once
    – If you can onsight the higher end of your category, you will be competing in the next highest category (Ex: If you can consistently onsight 5.8s you are competing in the intermediate category)
    – Score will be determined by height achieved based on completed routes
    – Short wall: 45 ft, Tall wall: 55 ft
    – Ties will be broken by number of attempts, then difficulty of routes

    Members only – FREE to compete!

  • Join us for High Point Movie Night June 29th!

    June 19, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

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    Join us June 29th at 7:30pm as we bust out our brand new giant movie screen for Andrew Kornylak’s 2011 climbing film, “A Fine Line”.

    2011 rock climbing film, A Fine Line, from directors Andrew Kornylak and Josh Fowler, follows one season with some of the world’s most visionary climbers as they pursue the best – and worst – rock in America, from Alpine Colorado to remote Idaho and the Deep South. Featuring Jimmy Webb, Brion Voges, Dave Graham, Daniel Woods, Peter Beal, and other top climbers, A Fine Line is a beautiful visual meditation on the bouldering lifestyle.

    You can check out the trailer on Kornylak’s Vimeo channel: Click Here to View Trailer
    Some strong language, parents be advised.

    We will have FREE popcorn, FREE beer on hand (must be 21+ to drink) and pizza by the slice for sale!

    COST:
    High Point Members – FREE
    Non-Members – $5 or FREE with a regular Day Pass purchase on the day of the event.

    Stay tuned for more details!

  • Volunteers Needed

    June 7, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Attention all climbers!

    On June 17th – 18th we will be hosting the USA Climbing Youth Divisional Championship and we need your help!

    We need volunteers to help belay and with various other tasks throughout the competition.

    What do you get out of the deal?

    • Volunteer one day and get one month of FREE membership.
    • Volunteer two days and get two months of FREE membership.
    • You will have lunch provided each day you volunteer.
    • You will earn mad respect as well as a few sweet high-fives from the competitors and staff.

    You must be 19 or older and a competent belayer to volunteer.

  • Membership Referral

    June 7, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Membership Referral Program

    Attention All Members!

    You are what makes our local climbing community great and now we would like to say thanks for helping us make that community even bigger and better! That is why we are rolling out our Summer Referral Program during the months of June and July. You will have the opportunity to add more membership to your membership by referring friends to sign up for their membership!

    How does it work?

    During June and July, for each new member that signs up and lists you as their referral contact, you will receive 2 weeks of FREE membership. The more referrals you get, the more membership you earn!

    you can earn up to 12 weeks of FREE membership!

    Referral program rules:
    To qualify for the membership referral program, you must have been a High Point member before the end of the prior month.
    Added time is capped at 3 months (12 weeks).
    Valid on standard membership pricing only.
    Only applicable on Monthly EFT or Annual membership.

  • USAC Local Comp Running Orders and Final Schedule

    March 10, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

    USA Climbing Onsight Local Sport and Speed

    High Point Climbing And Fitness: Birmingham

    March 11, 2017

    Wave 1

    Wave 2

    Final Schedule

  • USA Climbing Onsight Youth Local Competition

    March 10, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

    *ONSIGHT FORMAT*

    Come and join us! Compete in our USA Climbing sanctioned Sport & Speed Local Competition. The opportunity to gain experience with this onsight format can be crucial to the outcome of your competitive climbing season. Regional, Divisional and National events utilize the same format.

    Pre-Registration is Required!
    You MUST register by end of day March 9th 2017. This competition is an onsight format which will require running orders, therefore no competition entry will be accepted after March 9th 2017.

    Competition Fees:

    USAC Members: $40

    NON-USAC Members: $40 plus an additional $10 for a USAC day pass. A USAC day pass is required to compete and MUST be purchased online by end of day March 9th 2017. We recommend registering with USAC before you register for the competition. You will need your USAC membership number to complete the competition registration. Register For USAC Day Pass Here: http://www.usaclimbing.org/Members/Membership_Overview.htm

    Visit the link below to sign up!
    http://highpointclimbing.com/birmingham/programs/competitions/

    Rules/ Structure:

    1 Round – 2 Waves
    Wave 1: Male Junior, Female Junior, Male Youth D, Female Youth C, Female Youth B
    Wave 2: Female Youth D, Male Youth C, Male Youth B, Female Youth A, Male Youth A
    ***CLIMBERS in Wave 2, are NOT ALLOWED in the gym during Wave 1. Climbers will NOT be allowed in until ISO for Wave 2 opens at 11:30am***

    Schedule:

    *Route Area and Bouldering Room will be closed to the non-competitors for climbing on the day of the competition.  The gym will be fully open after the competition around 6:30-7pm.

    March 11th 2017
    CENTRAL TIME ZONE
    8:00 AM – ISO Opens Wave 1 (standard ISO rules apply)
    9:00 AM – ISO Closes Wave 1 (standard ISO rules apply)
    9:15 AM – Rules Meeting Wave 1
    9:30 AM – Route Preview
    9:30 AM – Gym Opens For Spectators
    9:45 AM – Wave 1 Begins: Male Junior, Male Youth D, Female Junior, Female C, Female B
    11:30 AM – ISO Opens Wave 2 (standard ISO rules apply)
    11:40 AM – Wave 1 Ends
    1 Hour – Route Changeover
    12:00 PM – SPEED Wave 1 Begins: Male Junior, Male Youth D, Female Junior, Female C, Female B
    12:30 PM – ISO Closes Wave 2 (standard ISO rules apply)
    12:45 – Rules Meeting Wave 2
    1:00 PM – Route Preview
    1:15 PM – Wave 2 Begins: Female Youth D, Female Youth A, Male Youth C, Male Youth B, Male Youth A
    3:40 PM – Wave 2 Ends
    4:00 PM – SPEED Wave 2 Begins: Female Youth D, Female Youth A, Male Youth C, Male Youth B, Male Youth A
    Approx. 6:00 PM – Awards

  • New Morning Hours Start March 2nd!

    February 24, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

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    Introducing new morning hours at High Point Birmingham!

  • Yoga Schedule

    January 16, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

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    Our High Point Birmingham’s Yoga Program is official! Check out our classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7pm. We will be adding more classes soon, request your desired time at the front desk. All yoga classes are included in a Day Pass or Membership!

  • Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

    January 16, 2017   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

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    We know we’ve had our doors open for a little while now and the climbing community at High Point Birmingham keeps growing each day, but every new business has to have a Grand Opening, right!?

    So we are having ours on January 18th! Complete with HALF PRICE Day Passes all day, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and light refreshments. Just to top it all off, we are also going to be giving away a FREE annual High Point membership to one lucky individual!

    Schedule:
    – Climbing and Half Price Day Passes all day starting at 10am
    – Light Refreshments (light food, soft drinks, beer, coffee) 1pm.
    – Ribbon cutting ceremony 2pm.
    – Visitors can enter to win the 1 year membership from open to close on the 18th. A winner will be selected at the end of the day!

  • Vulcan Cup Results

    December 20, 2016   |   By: High Point Climbing

     

    Vulcan Cup Results

    Women’s Open Winners

    1. Alex Puccio 2. Kyra Condie 3. Angie Payne

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    Men’s Open Winners

    1. Shawn Raboutou 2. Daniel Woods 3. Carlo Traversi

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    Vulcan Cup Complete Open Results

    Vulcan Cup Women Citizen’s Results

    Vulcan Cup Men Citizen’s Results