The 2018 Deadpoint Bouldering Comp is on October 27!

Every year around Halloween, local and national climbers get together at The Front for the Deadpoint Bouldering Competition! On October 27th, get ready to strut your stuff in a costume contest, compete for a monster cash purse, enjoy a candy bowl of prizes (over $8k worth!), drink some boos, and cheer on your friends!

Whether you climb V0 or V9, you’re likely to go home with awesome gear from our sponsors, and you will without a doubt have a blast at the sickest Halloween party in the Salt Lake Valley!

Comp Day Pricing & Schedule

USA Climbing Youth: $50
Citizens (V0 - V7): $50*
Open (V8+): $60*

*Register by 10/17 and save $5
Front members save an additional $5
Every competitor gets a comp t-shirt & drink ticket

USA Climbing Youth Session | 9am - 12pm | Check-in at 8am
Redpoint Session 1|12:30pm - 3:30pm | Check-in at 11:30am
Redpoint Session 2 | 4pm - 7pm | Check-in at 3pm

The Party | 7:00pm (awards, prizes, costume contest, vintage trailer photo booth, drinks, & more!)

Open Finals | 8:00pm


During every competition, there are a few Redpoint sessions and one Finals. Both Citizens (V0 – V7) and Open (V8+) competitors participate in one Redpoint session. There are typically 2 or 3 Redpoint sessions to choose from, pick whatever works best for you. Then the top six female and top six male Open competitors will continue onto Finals where they compete to take home their share of the cash purse!

Who can compete?
Anyone! Every competitor is entered into a raffle to win sweet gear from our sponsors. Competitors also receive a comp shirt and tickets to watch the Open finals.

Can I still register the day of?
Yes, you can register right before competing. However, we encourage your to register online in advance to speed up check-in lines.

What categories can I enter in?
All 5 categories are shown below, each is split by men and women.
Beginner: V0 – V2 | Intermediate: V3 – V5 | Advanced: V5 – V7 | Masters: Any level for ages 35+ | Open: V8+ (competes for finals)

citizens comp scoring

You keep track of your own score card throughout the comp! Every problem has a point value. A problem is complete after you grab the top rail. The point value less any ‘fall value’ is your score for that problem.

Any time you fail attempting a problem, subtract the fall value from your final score for that problem if you end up completing it.

The event fall value is posted on your score card and may differ between each event. You can only score once for each problem.

Your final score is the sum of your top five problem scores.

Scoring example: 687 problem – 150 falls = 537 total.

Don’t fret—scoring will be explained in detail before every session.


First and foremost, our comps are meant to be fun and to establish camaraderie within our community. These are a great way to meet and climb with those who share your love of the sport. We encourage you to be supportive of your fellow climber.

Some guidelines for how to act:
« Wait your turn and be courteous
« Stay off the pads if you’re not climbing
« Be safe – don’t walk, run, or climb under others
« Don’t get frustrated, stay positive, and have fun!

First time?
« Be sure to watch others for beta
« Pace yourself – remember it’s a timed event, not a race
« Don’t take it too seriously! Don’t be intimidated by the term “competition”

Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors!

Want to become a sponsor?

Deadpoint is a 100% product-sponsorship competition!

Do you have climbing gear, quality apparel, outdoor product or delicious/nutritional treats that you’d love to get into the hands of Deadpoint’s 400 wild competitors? We’d love to help! Email us at and provide us with your company’s information. We’ll spell out every fun perk and confirm your sponsorship ASAP!
Thank you for your interest!