Thank you to everyone who came out for Battle of the Bay 2017!
Stay tuned for 2018 dates later this year.
BATTLE OF THE BAY BOULDERING COMP 2017
Shake things up with us at the Bay Area’s biggest bouldering competition!
Test your mettle in our all-levels Citizens category on Nov 11th. Climb hard on world-class problems and party harder with free pizza, beer, and prizes.
Heavy hitters can sign up for our USAC-qualifying Open category. As a USAC National Cup Series event, Open competitors must qualify on Nov 10th for a chance at the crown and a hefty cash purse in the Finals Round on Nov 11th.
Spectators are welcome to join the party and watch the big leaguers slug it out! And, bonus for those of you who can’t make it: this will be a FOMO-free event with a livestream of the finals by Louder than Eleven.
There will be something for everyone at this comp, so don’t miss the event of the year!
|$75 all participants||Free for Members||Free for Members|
|$20 Non-Members||$10 Non-Members|
Open Category Cash Purse
Day 1: November 10th, 5-10pm – Open Qualifiers
Register for the Open Category and fill out waiver
As part of the USA Climbing National Cup Series, all Open competitors must register through the USAC website. Registration is $75 per competitor. You must turn at least 16 years old in 2017 to participate in the Open category. Register here and fill out a Touchstone waiver!
Open Category Qualifying Round
All Open competitors must climb in the Qualifying Round.
Qualifiers will consist of 8-12 problems for each gender category. Scoring will be a modified redpoint round based on both the number of problems climbed AND the number of attempts per problem—therefore, a perfect score would be flashing every problem. There will be judges keeping score so you can concentrate on just trying your hardest!
The top eight competitors in each gender category will advance to the Finals Round the following day on Saturday, November 11th at 5pm. You’ll have a full day to rest up. Feel free to swing by the gym early to join the festivities and check out the vendors and games before finals.
4:00 – 5:00pm Check-In Opens
Check in at the front desk before the rules meeting. Make sure you have registered before checking in.
5:00 – 5:15pm Rules Meeting
This is when we’ll go over important rules for the qualifiers. The rules meeting is mandatory, so do not be late.
5:15 – 9:45pm Climbing
You do not have to stay until 9:45 and are welcome to leave whenever you have completed the round.
Day 2: November 11th – Citizens Comp and Open Finals
The battle begins! Sign up for our Citizens comp and challenge yourself on all-new, mega fun comp problems. Or just come and enjoy the beer, pizza, prizes and games before the Open Finals round in the evening.
Get your comp code and waiver to climb in the Citizens Round
11:00 – 3:00 pm Citizens Category Climbing Round
Climb till you can’t climb anymore! The Citizens Round will be self-scored and should feel familiar to you if you’ve ever been to one of our TCS comps.
3:00 – 5:00 pm Vendors, Games + Happy Hour
Mingle with fellow competitors and enjoy vendor booths and lawn games as we prep for the big show: Open Finals!
5:00 – 8:00 pm Open Finals
The final throwdown will have the top eight Open competitors from each gender category climbing for the crown—and a cash purse! This round will be an onsight format on a 5-minutes on/5-minutes off rotation, with four problems for each gender. Spectators, be sure to save some energy to cheer the finalists up the wall!watch it live