Tacoma Boulder Challenge

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Building on the ENERGY, STOKE and FUN of our previous October bouldering competitions, Edgeworks Tacoma is excited to introduce the TACOMA BOULDER CHALLENGE!

A Redpoint-style citizen comp designed to build community, ignite the joys of climbing and reimagine your climbing ability on a stellar selection of competition style boulders. 

While this year’s comp will not be black light, we remain committed to delivering many of the same essentials as before, including:

  BEST ROUTES of the year     AWARDS + RAFFLE PRIZES   •   DJ DEVINE     AFTER PARTY (21+)

Please note our full weekend comp schedule and see below for planned wall closures:
• Saturday, October 29 | USAC Youth Qualifying Events
• Sunday, October 30 | TBC Community Comp

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TBC | COMPETITION DETAILS:

Location: Edgeworks Tacoma
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Session 1: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Session 2: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Awards + After Party: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Climbing Discipline: Bouldering
Format: Redpoint, no finals

Categories:
Female/Male: Recreation | Intermediate | Advanced | Open | Masters (45+ yrs)
Non-Binary: All climbing abilities

Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older
Cost: Sign up early to save!
• Pre-registration: $45/members or $55/ non-members, before 10/26
• Day-of registration: $60/everyone 

Prize Sponsors: 

Deuter • Patagonia • Metolius • Sterling • Asana • Petzl • Scarpa • Butora / 8b+ • Yeti • Rock Junkies • Outdoor Research • Friction Labs • Mammut • Pusher Holds • Comfortable Adventures • Stoked

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TBC | COMP DAY SCHEDULE:

SESSION 1: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Categories: Non-binary: All | Beginner: Men | Intermediate: Women | Advanced: Men | Open: Men
*Both sessions are open to all competitors, though these categories are recommended.

Competitor Check-in: 10:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 10:50am
Climbing: 11:00am – 2:00pm

SESSION 2: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Categories: Masters: All | Beginner: Women | Intermediate: Men | Advanced: Women | Open: Women 
*Both sessions are open to all competitors, though these categories are recommended.

Competitor Check-in: 2:30pm
Competitor Rules Meeting: 2:50pm
Climbing: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

AWARDS + AFTER PARTY: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Beverages, Fun + Games:
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Raffle Prizes: 6:15pm
Awards
: 7:00pm
After Party (21+): 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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WAIVERS:

When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!

AWARDS + RAFFLE PRIZES:

Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to walk away with a prize; competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will start at 6:15pm and continue throughout the awards!

FREE AFTER PARTY! 6pm – 8pm

Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Who can compete?

All climbers age 16 or older are welcome to compete. We will have up to 60 competitors in each session, a total of 120 competitors throughout the day.

What is a Redpoint format?

A Redpoint format provides many different climbing routes. Each route has a different level of difficulty and a unique point value commensurate to the level of difficulty. Points are gained only if the route is completed. If you can not complete a climb, you may return your scorecard to the queue and try again. Climbers are given 3 hours to complete as many routes as desired; with a climber’s top 5 adding up their final score. Falls will be used to determine tie-breakers. 

Do you need help?

Yes, we’re looking for volunteers for both sessions. Find out more about what is needed and how you will be rewarded your for your time here. Volunteering is the best way to get a front row seat to all the action!

How much does it cost?

Sign up early to save! Presale prices are $45 for members and $55 for guests; ends Wednesday, 10/26.
Day-of registration cost is $60.

Can I watch but not compete?

Yes! Spectators are welcome throughout the day or you can volunteer to help with competitor queues and judging, giving you a front row seat to all the action!

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WALL + GYM CLOSURES:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th:

WALL CLOSURES

Competition setting will begin to take place Monday evening; closed areas will include all of the bouldering walls as well as some of the top rope walls in the West Bay.

The top rope and lead walls in the East Bay will remain open to members and customers during this time.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 | ALL DAY:

LIMITED CLIMBING AVAILABLE.
CLOSED areas include:
• ALL of the climbing walls in the WEST BAY; including all boulder and lower level rope walls.
• Weight + Cardio areas; including Campus Board
• Upstairs area; including lounge, yoga studio and Kilter Board

OPEN areas include:
• The EAST BAY will be OPEN for rope climbing.

All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be canceled.
Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022 | ALL DAY:

LIMITED CLIMBING AVAILABLE.
CLOSED areas include:
• ALL of the climbing walls in the WEST BAY; including all boulder and lower level rope walls.
• Weight + Cardio areas; including Campus Board

OPEN areas include:
• The EAST BAY will be OPEN for rope climbing Sunday, October 30.
• Upstairs area; including lounge, yoga studio and Kilter Board

All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be canceled.
Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

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