It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! 

We’re pulling back the curtain on our newest location and welcoming over 100 of the country’s top competitive climbers and routesetters to break in our new walls at The Front South Main

Everyone is invited to celebrate with us and cheer on the climbers as we crown new National Champions in Sport and Speed and get ready for the 2020 Olympics and World Cup season. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the competition!

Competition Overview

Friday, March 13: 

Sport and speed qualifying rounds. 

Saturday, March 14: 

The best climbers from Friday’s Qualifying round will move on to Semi’s Saturday morning. Once Semi’s have concluded, everyone will have to get out of dodge while the setters re-set the finals routes – we can’t have anyone scoping the beta! Doors re-open for Finals at 3:45 p.m. so the best of the best can compete in the evening, with a champion in each discipline crowned at the end! 

Be sure to stick around for the after party!! 

For competitors: 

Climbers who are 16 years or older and hold a current USA Climbing Competitor membership are allowed to compete. Athletes may register for Sport Only, Speed Only or Sport & Speed. 

For spectators:

It wouldn’t be a comp at The Front without a good party, and this time we’ve got another reason to celebrate – our new gym is finally done! Everyone is invited to party with us at The Front South Main and watch as new national champions are declared – ticket info can be found below! 

Judging: 

Speed climbing winners are determined by how quickly athletes ascend routes, which are the same in every competition.

Sport climbing winners are determined by how high athletes ascend a route without falling. Every sport route is different throughout each competition – a true test of physical and mental endurance.

*This comp won’t affect the Olympics, but it will help determine members of the U.S National Team who will compete internationally this year on the World Cup circuit.

Schedule*

Friday, March 13 
10:30 a.m. – Doors open for qualifiers
11 a.m. – Speed qualifiers begin
2:30 p.m. – Sport qualifiers begin

Saturday, March 14 
7:45 a.m. – Doors open for semi-finals
8 a.m. – Sport semi-finals begin
3:45 p.m. – Doors reopen for finals
4 p.m. – Women’s Speed finals begin
4:45 p.m. – Men’s Speed finals begin
6 p.m. – Women’s Sport finals begin
7 p.m. – Men’s Sport finals begin
8 – 10 p.m. – After party with live music, food and drinks!

*All times are preliminary and are subject to change. Thanks for your understanding.

Spectator Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Members: $30 | Non-members: $35
(Includes admission for both days and 1 drink ticket for Saturday. Viewing will be from floor 1 and/or 2.)

VIP/Hospitality 
Members: $70 | Non-members: $75
(Includes admission for both days as well as 3 drinks and free food on Saturday. 3rd floor premium viewing.)

Sponsors

FAQ

Will I be able to climb at The Front South Main this weekend?

Not yet! The gym will be open only for competitors during this time. Stay tuned for an official opening day announcement. 

I’m a member. Do I get free admission to the competition?

Not quite. BUT, you do get $5 off tickets! 

Will there be a party?

You bet!!! We’re working hard on full party details. Stay tuned for updates. 

Will there be food and drinks at the event?

Yes! We’re going to have several food trucks parked out front and Red Rock Brewing will be serving adult beverages. We’re working on some non-alcoholic options as well. Hospitality ticket holders get access to the third floor for premium viewing, yummy food and drinks from Red Rock and Beehive Distilling.

Who’s competing?

Check back soon for athlete updates. We’re lobbying hard for all the top US climbers to rally for this one, especially our Olympic and World Cup talent!

Is the comp going to be on TV?

Oh, yea!! It’ll be live on ESPN3. We’ll add a link closer to comp day. 

Is the competition schedule set in stone? 

Eh, more like cast in clay. The schedule is subject to change due to broadcasting and other factors. We’ll be sure to let you know of any major changes so you don’t miss a beat. 

About USA Climbing

USA Climbing is recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of competition climbing. The organization manages the disciplines of Bouldering, Speed and Sport climbing as well as the Collegiate and Adaptive series. USA Climbing, a member federation of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), also hosts IFSC World Cup events and sends athletes to participate in the IFSC’s World Cup circuit and the World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships.