Introducing The Scratch Pad's Scratchy Poker Run! All month long in May and June 2022, there will be a new route to climb each week. Come in and climb the route and when you finish the route without taking or falling, you get to draw a card. Whoever has the best poker hand at the end of June wins the $500 cash prize
In order to enter, you either have to be a The Scratch Pad monthly member, buy our Scratchy Poker-Run 10 Punch Pass (must purchase a new Scratchy Poker-Run 10 Punch Pass even if you already have an existing 10 Punch Pass with punches left), or you can buy a regular priced day pass each week for the months of May and June.
Each week we will have a new route of varying difficulty levels put up in the gym. The route will be marked as a Scratchy Poker Run Comp route. You can come in each week and try the new route. You may work the route as much or as long as you would like during the comp (the routes will stay up for the entire duration of May and June). So even if you don't get the first route in the first week you can keep projecting it until you get it. You must climb the route to the finish hold without falling, taking, going off route, or using bounds manner. If you have questions just ask one of our awesome staff when you are here what counts and what doesn't.
Once you complete the route you get to draw a card from our deck of cards. We then write down your card on your score sheet. Score sheets will stay at The Scratch Pad, but you are welcome to take pictures or a copy for yourself. At the end of the 9 weeks you take your best cards and make the best poker hand you can. Whoever has the best hand wins the $500 cash prize!
You do not have to come in each week, but you must buy the Scratchy Poker-Run 10 punch pass, which will be good for entry to The Scratch Pad during regular business hours all year long. You do not have to complete all 9 comp routes, but you only get cards for the routes you finish. So you have a better chance of making a better hand the more routes you complete.
There will routes of various levels to come in and work on--which means you can win the prize without being the best climber! So everyone should come and give this a shot! For our out-of-state friends who may not be here but still want to participate, you are more than welcome to come in whenever you can and climb as many routes as possible. You still have to buy the Scratchy Poker-Run 10 Punch Pass, but don't worry, that just means you'll be all paid up for the next time youy visit!
*This is a climbing competition, your purchase of the Scratchy Poker-Run 10 Punch Pass, monthly membership, or regular priced day pass is for your entry into the climbing gym for the purposes of climbing and competing in a climbing competition and is in no way a form of gambling or entering into a game of chance.