Thank you to everyone who came out for Battle of the Bay 2017!

You can find the scores for the Citizens Competition here, and the Open Competition here. (Use Find an Event to search for San Francisco, CA in the 2017/2018 USA Climbing Season.)

Stay tuned for 2018 dates later this year.


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!


Open Citizens Spectators
$75 all participants Free for Members Free for Members
$20 Non-Members $10 Non-Members
Open Category Cash Purse

Place Payout
1st $1500
2nd $1200
3rd $800
4th $500
5th $400
6th $300
7th $200
8th $100

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

No registration is necessary for the Citizens comp, but please get your competition code and print a paper waiver before arriving. Spectators must also bring their waivers.

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!

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