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Battle of the Bay 2023 is November 3 + 4 at Dogpatch Boulders


Battle of the Bay is Touchstone’s mega-comp and the largest bouldering competition in the country!

Test your mettle in our all-levels Citizens Category, where we reset the whole gym with brand new plastic problems for everyone to pull on. When you’re done climbing hard you can party harder with free pizza, beer, and prizes.

Heavy hitters can sign up for our Open Category for a chance at the crown and a $10,000 cash purse! Open competitors must place in one of the top eight slots in the Redpoint Round to move on to the Onsight Finals Round.

There is always something for everyone at Battle of the Bay, so don’t miss the event of the year! 2020 dates and location are still to be determined, so stay tuned…

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Open Competitors, this day is for you. All Open competitors must climb in one of the Qualifying Rounds.

Qualifiers consist of 10 problems for each gender category. Scoring is a modified redpoint round based on tops and attempts to high point—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.


Sign up for our all-levels Citizens comp and challenge yourself on brand new, mega fun comp problems. Or just come and enjoy the beer, pizza, prizes, and games before the Open Finals round in the evening.

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. Then climb till you can’t climb anymore! The Citizens Comp is self-scored and should feel familiar to you if you’ve ever been to one of our TCS comps.


Mix, mingle, and enjoy free drinks and snacks while checking out vendor booths from your favorite outdoor brands. This is your chance to swap beta and reconvene with friends while snagging a front row seat for the show that’s to come.


The final throwdown has the top eight Open competitors from each gender category climbing for the crown—and a cash purse! This round is an onsight format with four problems for each gender. Spectators, be sure to save some energy to cheer the finalists up the wall!


Every year, Battle of the Bay pushes the scale and the scope of indoor competitive bouldering. We don’t just want each Battle of the Bay to be a better comp than last year’s, we want it to be the best comp anyone has ever seen. We partner with industry leaders who share that ambition to help us get there. If you’d like to be a Battle of the Bay sponsor, drop us a line!


Click the year you’re interested in the header or footer of this page for comp results, highlight reels, photo albums and livestream footage.

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BATTLE OF THE BAY EVENTS | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 |