BATTLE OF THE BAY EVENTS | 2018 | 2017 |


Battle of the Bay at Dogpatch Boulders in San Francisco is the largest bouldering competition in the country!

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

Heavy hitters can sign up for our Open Comp for a chance at the crown and a $10,000 cash purse! Open competitors must make it to a top eight slot in the Redpoint Qualifiers Round in order 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!

Mark your calendars—Battle of the Bay is coming back to Dogpatch Boulders on November 2nd! Registration opens October 1st.

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Redpoint Qualifiers

All Open competitors must climb in the Qualifying Round.

Qualifiers consist of 10 problems for each gender category. Scoring will be 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. Feel free to swing by the gym early to join the festivities and check out the vendors and games.

Onsight 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!


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.

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 will be self-scored and should feel familiar to you if you’ve ever been to one of our TCS comps.

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BATTLE OF THE BAY EVENTS | 2018 | 2017 |