A fun, friendly, team-based, three-part bouldering competition for our awesome community!

2019 Team Bouldering League

ROUND 1 – OCTOBER 22: MONSTER JAM

ROUND 2 – NOVEMBER 5: DIRTBAG THROWBACK

ROUND 3 – DECEMBER 10: TOTALLY 90S

Grab your three best boulder buds and join us for a fun, team-based bouldering series.

WHAT IS BOULDERS & BREWS?

Held at the Mesa Rim Climbing Academy, teams of four compete over the span of three competitions to earn points and vie for sweet prizes!

Not feeling competitive? It’s all good! We’ll have plenty of food, brews—boozy and non-boozy—and activities to enjoy while you cheer on your climbing buds. 

However, competitors also receive a must-have limited edition tank with a super rad design from one of our favorite local artists. So, you should totally compete—if only for the tank.

We’ve also partnered with The Hazel Foundation to raise money for their excellent programs and projects. Each session will have a raffle with all proceeds going to this awesome organization.

Click HERE or scroll to the bottom to read all the rules, regs, and important deets.

THE COMPETITIONS

Competition #1: Monster Jam

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 6-9PM

The comp gets off to a spooky start. Bring your Halloween best—you and your scary squad can earn bonus points for being the best-dressed team—and send as many routes as possible.

El Hueco Food Truck will be on-hand to keep you fueled while Pure Project Brewing, Bivouac Ciderworks, Bambucha Kombucha, Traveler Coffee, and Dark Horse Coffee satisfy your thirst.

Competition #2: Dirtbag Throwback

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 6-9PM

We’re taking it back to the good old days of climbing.

Don your favorite dirtbag rags—you can boost your score by earning the title of best-dressed team.

Come hungry—Chamelon Cuisine will sling tasty world fusion-style meals. Plus, Pure Project Brewing and Biovouac Ciderworks will provide adult brews, and Traveler Coffee and Kombucha will keep the stoke high.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 6-9PM

Boulders & Brews closes out with a totally tubular ’90s-themed competition. Make sure you and your home skillets are decked out in your dopest gear—this is your last chance to nab points for looking fly.

There will be a food truck and tasty adult and non-adult brews.

DEETS AKA RULES AKA THINGS TO KNOW

TEAMS

  • Competitors sign up as teams of 4 OR as a free agents; we will connect you with teammates
  • Team members may be of any climbing ability, from VB to Nalle Hukkataival
  • Competitors self-identity ability upon sign up (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • The categories are:
    • Fun: VE – V0
    • Explorer: V1 – V3
    • Adventurer: V4 – V6
    • Peak: V7+

COST

$15 per competitor which includes:

  • Entry for all THREE competition sessions
  • Limited edition tank
  • Day pass for competitors who aren’t members

Rental gear is not included

BOULDERING RULES

  • Teams have 3 hours to complete all boulders in their ability range
    • Teams do not need to be there for the duration of the session and may show up/leave at any time
  • All boulders are worth the same number of points (so ability does not factor into score, only quantity of completed climbs)
  • A winning team will be announced for each individual session
  • Teams must compete in any two out of three competitions to qualify for League Ranking and prizes
  • Teams whose members are all wearing costumes according to each session’s theme will unlock a special boulder problem worth extra points
  • The team voted best dressed during each session will earn extra points

BONUS POINTS

  • Teams whose members are all wearing costumes according to each session’s theme will unlock a special boulder problem worth extra points
  • The team voted best dressed during each session will earn extra points

NON-BOULDERING RULES

  • Any climber who dresses up for the competition theme (what constitutes as ‘dressed up’ is subject to staff approval) will have access to a special problem worth double the points. Each session will have a special problem for each skill category (beginner/int/adv)
  • We will take photos at each competition. We will take photos of each costumed team and post them on social media. The team voted best costume wins additional points!
  • Note on costumes: All types of costumes are valid for the Monster Jam comp; they don’t need to be ‘monster themed.’