Climbing League

Want a little bit of friendly competition? Want to meet some new people? Join the River Rock Climbing League!

The River Rock Climbing League is a six week long, friendly, team competition that will get you on the wall and having fun with fellow climbers. The League is open to all skill levels; we use a scaled scoring system so no matter your experience, you can fairly compete against anyone else. Form a team of 4, or sign up on your own and we will assign you to a team. Must have at least 3 teams to run. To compete you must be 14 or older. Each team will need a team captain and a team name – have fun with it, just make sure it’s appropriate to all audiences!



  • Meets on Thursdays or Fridays, from 6pm until your team is done climbing.
  • 6 weeks – September 22 – October 28
  • If you miss a week, you have a chance to make up one session the week of October 31 – November 4.
  • Winners will be announced at the Member Social and After-Party of the Big Lick Showdown Competition, November 5, starting around 6pm. Come and join us for the awards and a good time!
  • Cost:

  • $15 per person or $60 per team, member and non-member rate (must pay in advance)
  • The cost does not include day pass or gear rental.
  • Scoring:

  • Participants should determine what their starting level is, i.e. what is the hardest problem you can climb prior to the start of the league. The River Rock reserves the right to adjust your starting level if we feel it is necessary. Based on that starting level will determine what points you will get for each climb. See Figure 1.
  • You may boulder or rope climb, or both.
  • You may repeat a climb the following week for a score, but you may not repeat a climb that night for an additional score.
  • Each team has the allotted amount of time to climb. When a climb is successfully completed (without falling or weighting the rope) it may be counted towards the score. Must have two witness initials. At the end of the evening circle or highlight the top three climbs for each team member and turn the score cards into the Front Counter. See sample score card, Figure 2.
  • The entire team must be present to participate; if you are one member short for an evening, then you may still participate but that missing team member cannot make up their lost score.
  • The River Rock will tally the team’s scores and post on the website, in the gym, and on social media.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the 6 weeks wins.
  • Trophies and prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams.
  • Figure 1.

    Rope Climbing:

    Figure 2.