Clean Ladder

9:00AM – 11:10AM


The first event of FrostFit 2013 is a CrossFit Games-inspired Clean Ladder. Athletes will have 45 seconds in which to successfully Clean the barbell. The athlete must remain at his station for the duration of the 45 second period. The athlete may attempt the clean more than once. If the athlete does not complete the clean, they are finished the event at the end of that 45 second period. However, an athlete may contribute to their score by Deadlifting the barbell for the remaining duration of their time at that station. The number of reps of Deadlift completed will be used to rank athletes who successfully Clean the same weight. After 45 seconds has passed, athletes who have successfully cleaned the bar will move on to the next bar at an incrementally higher weight. Athletes who have not successfully cleaned the bar are finished the event after that interval. If a competitor successfully reaches the tenth and final barbell, they may load it to whatever weight they wish. For example, if a Men’s RX competitor successfully cleans the 285lb bar, they will go to the last bar, which will be loaded with 290lbs. They can choose to attempt 290lbs or load up the bar to any weight above 290lbs. Time permitting, they may attempt two different weights during the 45 second period. The smallest plates available to add to the bar will be 2.5lb plates.

This event will be organized into heats comprised of each competition category. The bars will be set up with the weights described below for one category at a time. Each athlete in that category will attempt the ladder, after which there will be a short break while our equipment volunteers adjust the weights for the next category. Women’s Non-Rx and Women’s Masters competitors will compete in the same heat with the same set of barbells. Men’s Non-Rx and Men’s Masters competitors will compete in the same heat with the same set of barbells.


Men’s RX: 185, 205, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 290 + bonus plates
Ladies’ RX: 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 190 + bonus plates
Men’s Non-RX & Masters: 95, 115, 135, 155, 175, 185, 195, 205, 225, 230 + bonus plates
Ladies’ Non-RX & Masters: 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 150 + bonus plates


There is no scaling for this event. Competitors will be ranked first according to the heaviest bar they successfully clean, and then any competitors who are tied for clean weight will be scored against each other based on number of deadlifts completed at the weight they did not successfully clean. Additional scoring details to be posted on Thursday, January 17th.


Every rep starts with the bar on the platform. Finish with bar racked i.e. touch collarbone/shoulders at the top. Power clean, squat clean, or muscle clean are acceptable. Athlete must achieve full hip & knee extension and have weight under control and be stationary with both feet on the lifting platform. The athlete must wait for the judge’s signal to drop the weight. Athlete must stay at station until time expires, then move on to the next station after the buzzer.

The barbell begins on the ground and must touch the ground between each rep, however bouncing is not allowed. The athlete’s knees and hips must be extended at the top, with the shoulders behind the bar. The athletes hands must be outside their knees. Any grip is permitted. Dropping the barbell is permitted but not required. Chalk and any injury prevention/protection such as tape are permitted. Sticky substances, wraps, or anything used for advantage are prohibited. Belts are permitted.