Scoring the Climbs

__Route Scores__

Each route that is completed by a climber earns a score. Determining the score for a route is determined using the following method:

- The route number of the completed climb is multiplied by 100 to determine the
**Base Score**for the route. - If the route is flashed a
**Flash Bonus**of 20 points is added to the Base Score. - If the route is a roped route and is completed on lead a
**Lead Bonus**of 30 points is added to the Base Score. - When a route is flashed and/or completed on lead a
**Route # Bonus**is added to the Base score. The Route # Bonus is simply the number of the route completed, and this bonus is only added to the Base Score one time even if the route is both flashed and completed on lead.

__Examples__

Scenario #1) A climber finishes boulder route #12 but falls at least once... the climber will earn the Base Score of 1200 points

Scenario #2) A climber finishes boulder route #15 without falling (ie. flashed).... that climber will earn the Base Score of 1500 points + the Flash bonus of 20 points + the Route # Bonus of 15 points... the climber will earn a total score of 1535 points.

Scenario #3) A climber finishes roped route #18 on lead but falls at least once.. that climber will earn the Base Score of 1800 points + the Lead Bonus of 30 points + the Route # Bonus of 18 points... the climber will earn a total score of 1848 points.

Scenario #4) A climber finishes roped route #14 on lead without falling (ie. flashed).... that climber will earn the Base Score of 1400 points + the Lead Bonus of 30 points + the Flash Bonus of 20 points + the Route # Bonus of 14 points... the climber will earn a total score of 1464 points.

__Individual Scores__

At each comp a maximum of 5 route scores will be submitted to determine the overall score for a climber.

**Mixed Comps**- At a mixed comp 2 boulder routes and 2 roped routes will be submitted plus a 5th route of either type.

**Roped Comps**- The top 5 scoring roped routes will be submitted.

**Boulder Comps**- The top 5 scoring boulder routes will be submitted.

__Team Scores__

A team score will be earned when a minimum of three individuals from the same high school earn an individual score. The team score is the sum of the top three scores of members of that high school team.

Any schools that have fewer than 3 climbers will not earn a team score.

Understanding the Stats

__Percentages for Ranking?__

Since each comp can have a different number of routes, the maximum score a climber can earn at each comp can vary significantly. This makes it difficult to compare climber performance based on points from one comp to the next. In order to equitably compare climber performances from comp to comp in the ASCL, a climber's score for a comp is converted into a percent of total points available at that comp.

__Example__

A climber competes at a comp with 20 roped routes and 20 boulder problems. The maximum score at this comp would be 9886 points (roped routes 18 & 19 & 20 flashed on lead, and boulder problems 19 & 20 flashed). Consider the score if a climber:

- Lead & Flashed Roped Route 12 = 1262 points
- Lead w/Falls Roped Route 10 = 1040 points
- Completed w/Falls Boulder Problem 13 = 1300 points
- Flashed Boulder Problem 11 = 1111 points
- Flashed Boulder Problem 9 = 939 points

Assume for the sake of comparison that the same climber also climbed at a second comp that only had 15 roped routes and 15 boulder problems... and that climber finished exactly the same routes as above. This would earn the climber 5652 out of 7361 points.

The climber did considerably better at the second comp even though the point values are exactly the same. This can be confirmed by converting 5652 out of 9886 points into a percentage yielding a score of 57.17%, and converting 5652 out of 7361 points into a percentage yielding a score of 76.78%. Comparing the percentage scores of 57.17% and 76.78% allows for the clear conclusion that the climber performed better at the second comp.