Boulder Bash

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.

The application for the 2024 event has closed.

Participants must be at least 14 years old to participate.

Through March 14: $40
March 15 – April 25: 
April 26– May 13:  $50
May 14– May 17:  $60

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 and a post-competition drink ticket*.

*Drink ticket must be used during normal festival hours

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable, even in the case of a race cancellation and/or if you are unable to participate.

Packet Pick Up*

You must pick you your packet before the start of your event. Bib numbers must be worn in order to access the Start Area of all events. A Photo ID is required to pick you your packet. You may pick up a packet for another pre-registered participant, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.

*All athletes must report to the climbing zone before 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17for 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 12:00 pm, 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 8:00 pm. 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 @ 6 p.m.
Men’s & Women’s Qualifying 1

Saturday @ 12 p.m.
Men’s & Women’s Qualifying 2

Saturday @ 4:30 p.m.
Men’s & Women’s Semifinals

Saturday @ 8 p.m.
Men’s & Women’s Finals

*Schedule is subject to change


Prize money will be awarded to the top finisher in each division/category.

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



1. Joe Goodacre
2. Tyler Thompson
3. Benn Wheeler
4. Kevin Celommi
5. Ethan Micele

1. Kerry Scott
2. Maya Madere
3. Megan Lynch
4. Yealiya Southern
5. Zoe Steinberg


1. Adam Shahar
2. Ben Wheeler
3. Kevin Celommi
4. Joe Goodacre
5. Luke Muehring

1. Yealiya Southern
2. Sienna Perez
3. Julia Duffy
4. Jolie Chi
5. Olivia Ogier


1. Solomon Barth
2. Tyler Thompson
3. Brian Squire
4. Kai Lightner
5. Ben Wheeler

1. Julia Duffy
2. Arabella Jariel
3. Zoe Steinberg
4. Kerry Scott
5. Jenna Tseng

For Boulder Bash past results, click here.