Get ready to push your limits and experience the thrill of bouldering at the 7th Annual Queen City Boulder Bash! Climbers of all levels are invited to compete in Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open categories. Join us on Saturday, July 27th, for an action-packed day of excitement and challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this competition is open to all climbers eager to showcase their skills.

Not competing? No problem! Spectators are welcome to join in the fun, cheer on the climbers, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Witness incredible feats of strength and agility as climbers tackle challenging routes.

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Session 1


Check in: 10am – 11:00am

Climbing: 11:00am 2:00pm

CATEGORIES: Beginner, Intermediate

Session 2


Check in: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Climbing: 3:00pm 6:00pm 

CATEGORIES: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Open



Finals: 7:30- 9 pm 

Awards: 9:15 pm- 9:30 pm 



  • What is the age minimum to compete? There is no minimum age requirement to compete, you just have to meet our general weight requirement, which is 25lbs
  • How does the comp run? 
    • Competitors will sign up for a division based on difficulty category and gender. Competitors will try to complete all their climbs (10) in the fewest attempts. Competitors are welcome to select the skill and gender category they find most comfortable. Generally, your skill category should be based on the highest grade you consistently redpoint in the gym.  

      Divisions/Grade ranges for each category

      • Male/Non-Binary 
      • Beginner V0-V3 
      • Intermediate V3-V5 
      • Advanced V5-V7 
      • Open V8+ 


      • Female/Non-Binary 
      • Beginner V0-V2 
      • Intermediate V2-V4 
      • Advanced V4-V6 
      • Open V7+ 

       All competitors interested in qualifying for Finals must register for the Open category

      Are friends/family allowed to come and spectate? Absolutely! The only reason this hasn’t been advertised in any social posts or on the website is that it was packed the past year, or so I’ve heard, but everyone is more than welcome to come spectate free of charge.

      How exactly does the competition work?
      • The Redpoint round will consist of eight to ten boulders for each category. Competitors have the goal of completing the highest quantity of boulders, where each boulder has the same value. Climbs will be peer judged and need two initials to be scored. Every climb will begin with a four-point start, have a bonus zone, and a top zone.
      • FINALS: The top six competitors in the Open division will compete in an Onsight format round following the Redpoint round. There will be four climbs for each Open division. Competitors will have five minutes to try and complete each boulder. In each round, the competitor with the most Tops and Zones and with the fewest attempts will be the winner

        • Every climb begins with a Four Point Start 
        • Climbers must place both hands and feet on the start holds indicated by tape 
        • This could be one hold or up to four holds 
        • Climbers will be scored based on controlling a bonus hold with one hand or the top with both hands 
        • These holds will be indicated with a Bonus placard and Top Placard 
        • The competitor with the most tops/bonus’ and the fewest attempts will be the winner 


2023 QCBB. Photos by John O’Brien