Boulder Bash

Bouldering is returning to Dominion Energy Riverrock in 2019.

This thrilling event features some of the top pro climbers in the country ascending a man made 20 foot high bouldering cave. This cage, visible to spectators from all sides, has been called the “most unique bouldering wall ever constructed” and was custom built for Dominion Energy Riverrock and Dominion Energy Riverrock only. During the competition, Men and Women will be forced to max out their agility in order to climb up and out of the cage.

Cost & Registration

Climbers interested in taking part in the Boulder Bash should be highly qualified climbers with women being able to climb v8 or above and men being able to climb v10 or above.  Once competitors’ qualifications are verified, competitors will be required to officially enter the competition.

Participants must be at least 14 years old to participate.

Through March 31:  $40
April 1 – April 30:  $45
May 1 – May 15:  $50

There is NO onsite registration

*Please note that once we have 20 male and 20 female climbers we will not be able to accept additional entries.

Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-competition beer or soda, and a free concert.

Packet Pick Up*

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*All athletes must report to the climbing zone before 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17 for an event briefing.


Competition Format

The competition is comprised of: two qualifying rounds, a semifinal, and a final. There will be 20 women and 20 men competing in both Q1 and Q2 starting on Friday at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 11:00 am, respectively. The top 15 male and female climbers will move on to the semifinals starting at 4:30 pm on Saturday. The top 10 climbers will compete in the single-route finals Saturday night starting at 7:30. The time limit for each round is 5 minutes.

The iso area will open approximately 90 minutes prior to each round and close 30 minutes prior to each round.

Competition Schedule

Friday, May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Men’s & Women’s Qualifying 1

Saturday, May 18 @ 11:00 am
Men’s & Women’s Qualifying 2

Saturday, May 18 @ 4:30 pm
Men’s & Women’s Semifinals

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Men’s & Women’s Finals

*Schedule is subject to change


Prize money will be awarded to the top Male and Females climbers.

1st $1500
2nd $1200
3rd $900
4th $600
5th $300


For Boulder Bash results, click here.